A Girl From Oz
A move to Sydney led to London, New York and LA, which led to wealthy, famous boyfriends, designer clothes and plenty of shoulder-brushing with an impressive list of A-listers. She describes the lavish parties she threw for everyone, from Jack Nicholson to Madonna and Prince Charles (though not all together!), while conveying the homesick, carefree, camera-toting youth she was.
From a high-school track star from Melbourne, to a young homesick journalist eating vegemite on toast in a London sharehouse, to the long-term girlfriend of Hollywood bad-boy Al Pacino; Melbourne to London to New York to Los Angeles; journalist to award-winning director to single mum to cancer survivor; The GIrl From Oz is a memoir full of heart and humour, fashion and folly, love and strife and back-talking daughters, and everything that makes a life fully lived.
About the Author
Lyndall Hobbs has seen it all. Arriving in London in the 1970s during a period of great cultural change, she mixed with some of the greatest artistic minds of her time. From her beginnings as a journalist, she went on to be a film director and producer. She has two children and now lives in the Hollywood Hills
“Lyndall Hobbs is among the most energetic bunch of girls I've ever known. This remarkable memoir is a sociological drilling core sample of the whirly-gig life, so far, of one of Australia's truly unsung heroines.”
Charles Waterstreet, The Sydney Morning Herald
“A Girl From Oz has an unreal quality. It is packed with celeb name checks and she has the photos to prove she really did attend all those parties. The book features her 110 photo albums of happy snaps of everyone from Madonna to Cher, and even the Queen. “ Carolyn Webb, The Age, Melbourne
“….this brazen girl from the Melbourne suburb of Brighton has clearly charmed A-listers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her confiding devil-may-care tone in this book shows that Lyndall (“the youngest ever reporter on British TV”) is just as capapble of connecting with commoners.” The Herald Sun, Melbourne
"After decades of calling Hollywood home, Australian writer and director Lyndall Hobbs has slammed the film industry as riddled with double standards for women wanting to carve out a career." Daily Telegraph
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.5 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1