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Aug 24, 2017

John Laws was almost in Mick Jagger’s Ned Kelly flop and other facts we learned from Laws’ memoir

John Laws released his memoir earlier last year -- here are the bits that you actually did want to know.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Earlier this year, the Golden Tonsils himself published a memoir, Lawsie: Well … you wanted to know. And while the title of John Laws' tome might be over-promising just a little, there are some juicy tidbits in there (if you read past the typos).

He talks a little about his tough upbringing, and of course there are the expected musings: the cash for comment scandal ("I'm an entertainer!") and other controversies, Laws' love of radio, and some of his many famous friends. There's no index, though, so you need to thumb through to find the anecdotes about Johnny Cash and Princess Di.

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3 thoughts on “John Laws was almost in Mick Jagger’s Ned Kelly flop and other facts we learned from Laws’ memoir

  1. zut alors

    It’s astonishing to learn that Laws hasn’t written about himself prior to this.

  2. Woopwoop

    It might surprise people from NSW, but in Victoria we know little and care less about this man.

  3. AR

    You note that there are typos. which suggests overall carelessness with other little things life fact, truth and narrative but for someone claiming to be the truckies’ friend and a well known motor nut, it is odd that he mentions “It was a diesel truck and some … kick back into life if the ignition hasn’t been shut down.” given that they don’t have an ignition.
    Perhaps the truckie just didn’t like him?

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