How to Make Gravy

How to Make Gravy

By Paul Kelly

His own stories in his own voice. Paul Kelly reads his award-winning 'mongrel memoir' in its entirety on 16 CDs, plus bonus disc with guest readers Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Judy Davis and Ben Mendelsohn.

Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including 'Before Too Long', 'To Her Door', 'Leaps And Bounds', 'Don't Start Me Talking', 'Dumb Things', 'From Little Things Big Things Grow' and 'How To Make Gravy'. Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows – where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights – Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.

He is then joined by special guests on a bonus disc as some of Australia's finest actors – Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Judy Davis and Ben Mendelsohn – each read a selected chapter.

Playful and honest, insightful and intimate, How to Make Gravy is an irresistible reflection on both the big and little things in life.

Paul Kelly has recorded seventeen studio albums as well as several film soundtracks and live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. His prose has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, Rolling Stone and The Age.

OVER 17 HOURS UNABRIDGED ON 16 CDs READ BY THE AUTHOR plus BONUS DISC

'The pre-eminent writer of his generation.' The Weekend Australian

'This book delivers.' Sun-Herald

Format & Editions

Paperback

9781926428321

November 30, 2011

Hamish Hamilton (AU Adult)

RRP $59.95

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App

9781742531700

November 8, 2010

Penguin Apps (AU Adult)

RRP $17.99

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Trade Paperback

9781926428277

October 3, 2011

Hamish Hamilton (AU Adult)

RRP $39.99

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Hardback

9781926428222

September 21, 2010

Hamish Hamilton (AU Adult)

RRP $49.95

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EBook

9781742531441

September 22, 2010

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Awards & Recognition

2013

Melbourne Prize for Literature

Shortlisted

2012

National Biography Award

Shortlisted

2012

NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Shortlisted

2011

Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Awd

Shortlisted

2011

Australian Book Industry Awards

Winner

2011

Indie Award

Shortlisted

2011

Prime Minister's Literary Award

Shortlisted