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James Jeffrey - My Family and Other Animus


For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided. Yet, what could have been a calamitous upbringing turned instead into an education. For better or worse, his family handed out lessons that would guide him through life, into marriage, and eventually parenthood. my family and other animus is an ode to his family.

‘A gentle, lyrical and funny read that expertly steers between sweetness and sorrow ... this life-affirming book rings with authenticity.’
— Leigh Sales

James Jeffrey was conceived in Hungary, born in Britain, and raised in Australia. He is the Strewth columnist and parliamentary sketch writer for The Australian. my family and other animus is derived from his popular Home Truths column that ran in The Australian. Join James in conversation with BuzzFeed News Political Editor Alice Workman.

Tickets: $12 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink)
Special offer: $40 (includes entry, wine + a copy of the book (RRP $32.99))


BuzzFeed News Political Editor Alice Workman

BuzzFeed News Political Editor Alice Workman

Alice Workman is the political editor for BuzzFeed News, based in the press gallery at Parliament House. She's the Friday political commentator for RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly, and host of BuzzFeed Australia's political podcast 'Is It On?' Alice regularly appears on Q&A, The Drum, Talking Pictures on Insiders, and Sky News. You can find her on Twitter @workmanalice

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