'The surprising and inspiring story of Mike Munro – from a heartbreaking childhood to longed-for family happiness far from the demands of fame.
'Mum was always telling me: 'You'll never amount to anything because you're nothing but a pasty-faced nothing.'...I think it's one of the reasons I've worked so hard – I was determined to prove to Mum and myself that I could do something with my life, that I wasn't really a 'nothing'.'
'To follow Mike Munro's stellar career from star reporter on ‘60 Minutes' to host of top-rating shows ‘A Current Affair' and ‘This is Your Life', you could be forgiven for thinking he always had it easy. But his journey to the top began a long way down. Raised by an alcoholic single mother who often turned against him in rage and drink, Mike learned from an early age to overcome adversity, believe in himself and make the most of what he had. An extraordinary story of hardship, determination, but most of all love and family, Mike Munro: A Pasty-Faced Nothing will often surprise – and always inspire.' (Publication summary)