Jun 19, 2014

Pyjamas, porridge and bursts of song: Carr another star for NSW last night

Bob Carr is not the sporty type -- having scheduled his performance of his Diary of a Foreign Minister on the same night as the State of Origin. But it was a rousing, amusing, and dare we say inspiring night all the same.

Paddy Manning

Crikey business editor

The second State of Origin was a fitting night for a reading from Bob Carr, the former NSW premier and foreign minister, who freely admits he was born without a sporting gene. Obviously Carr had no idea what competition he was up against — only the most important rugby league game in world history. Carr joked sheepishly he “knew once I was told”.

It didn’t matter, because 70-odd listeners at inner-Sydney Gleebooks shared his disinterest in footy and were treated to a well-rehearsed performance (for that is what it was) of his Diary of A Foreign Minister.

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