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  • Published: 3 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781741669695
  • Imprint: William Heinemann Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $34.99
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Ray

Stories Of My Life




The bestselling autobiography of one of Australia's most loved personalities is now in paperback.

The bestselling autobiography of one of Australia's most loved personalities is now in paperback.

Ray Martin tells the story of his less than stellar introduction to the glamorous world of television. Before Ray had even got to high school, he had lived in thirteen different places, in three Australian states, mostly in the bush. His father was a violent, drinking man who would lash out at his wife and children. His mother would uproot the family across to the other side of Australia to escape him. Ray's world was as far away from Hollywood and movie stars and the bright lights as is possible to imagine. This is the long-awaited, warts-and-all autobiography of Ray Martin. His exceptional career, his happy marriage to Dianne, and his lasting love-affair with the people of Australia. Funny, thought-provoking and inspiring, tthe most compelling autobiography of the year is now in paperback.

  • Published: 3 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781741669695
  • Imprint: William Heinemann Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $34.99
Categories:

About the author

Ray Martin

Ray Martin’s lifetime in journalism began as an ABC cadet in Sydney in 1965. After working in Perth and Canberra, he was posted to New York for a decade as the ABC’s North American correspondent. In 1978 he switched to Channel 9 to launch 60 Minutes with George Negus and Ian Leslie, the award-winning program he still reports for today. In between he hosted Midday for a decade, A Current Affair for almost as long and countless network specials, Federal elections and Carols by Candlelight—winning five Gold Logies, more than twenty Silver Logies and an unmatched number of People’s Choice Awards. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2011 for his journalism, his work with indigenous Australians and his long involvement with charities, as Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and Patron of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the Aboriginal Employment Strategy. His best-selling autobiography, Ray: Stories of My Life was published in 2009.

Praise for Ray

Every chapter will leave you smiling.

Sunday Telegraph

What is compelling about Martin’s autobiography is not so much his notable career but that from such improbable beginnings he managed to have one at all.

Sun Herald

An absolute delight.

Sunday Mail (Brisbane)

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