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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Things You Get for Free
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'At the age of thirty-four, Michael McGirr decides to take his charming and inimitable mum on the honeymoon she and her late husband never got around to having. Between recounting their hilarious travels around Europe and meditating on the historical figures who dot their voyage — everyone from Hemingway to Michelangelo to the quietly heroic people who inspire McGirr's special brand of faith — he plunges deep into his family history, unearthing sickness and depression but also moments of great love and perseverance.

'Things You Get for Free is a deeply moving spiritual and intellectual journey that sparkles with McGirr's singular wit and proves the truth behind his mother's favourite saying: "I know more than you think I know."' (From the Scribe website, abstract for 2012 edition.)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Azure ,
      2001 .
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      Extent: 296p.
      ISBN: 190269421X
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Atlantic Monthly Press ,
      2002 .
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      Extent: 296p.
      Edition info: 1st American edition
      ISBN: 0871138379
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Grove Press ,
      2002 .
      image of person or book cover 3455999894434310699.jpg
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      Extent: 296p.
      ISBN: 0802140009
    • Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2012 .
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      Extent: xi, 271p.p.
      Edition info: New ed.
      ISBN: 9781922070180 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Borrowers: The Things You Get for Free Robert Hefner , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 20 February 2005; (p. 19)
A Butterfly Nailed to the Page Alice Healy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 163 2001; (p. 111-113)

— Review of The Office as a Boat : A Chronicle Moya Costello , 2000 single work novel ; Shore and Shelter Keith McLeod , 2000 single work novel ; Things You Get for Free Michael McGirr , 2000 single work autobiography ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei , 2000 single work novel
Journey Leads to a Mid-Life Audit Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 7 January 2001; (p. 50)

— Review of Things You Get for Free Michael McGirr , 2000 single work autobiography
Refreshing the Memory Drusilla Modjeska , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , August vol. 5 no. 7 2000; (p. 5-6, 26)
A Writ Served Drusilla Modjeska , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , July vol. 5 no. 6 2000; (p. 6-7)
A Mid-Life Audit Christopher Bantick , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 30 September 2000; (p. 7)

— Review of Things You Get for Free Michael McGirr , 2000 single work autobiography
Journey Leads to a Mid-Life Audit Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 7 January 2001; (p. 50)

— Review of Things You Get for Free Michael McGirr , 2000 single work autobiography
A Butterfly Nailed to the Page Alice Healy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 163 2001; (p. 111-113)

— Review of The Office as a Boat : A Chronicle Moya Costello , 2000 single work novel ; Shore and Shelter Keith McLeod , 2000 single work novel ; Things You Get for Free Michael McGirr , 2000 single work autobiography ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei , 2000 single work novel
The Borrowers: The Things You Get for Free Robert Hefner , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 20 February 2005; (p. 19)
A Writ Served Drusilla Modjeska , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , July vol. 5 no. 6 2000; (p. 6-7)
Refreshing the Memory Drusilla Modjeska , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , August vol. 5 no. 7 2000; (p. 5-6, 26)
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