H.G. Nelson–arguably Australia's foremost sports commentator, cultural critic and social observer–is a legend of the tinny transistor, the small screen and the mounting enclosure. But who is the man behind the mike?
In this blisteringly honest memoir, H.G. takes us back to his Barossa Valley roots and shows readers how a very different Australia shaped the ankle-biter who became the boy who grew into the teenager who fathered the legend. As an apprentice jockey riding nags saved from the abattoir, as an aspiring footballer for the Penrice Quolls and Moculta Parrots, as a contender in the famous Barossa Stuhl–the world's greatest whistling competition–H.G. was blessed from birth. In this tell-all spray, he stands before the nation and reveals his formative years in unflinching pants-around-the-ankle detail.
If you've ever listened to H.G. Nelson and thought, "Where the **** does he come from?", this books gives you the answer.