Beloved television star of Fair Go, Kevin Milne's memoir is funny, insightful, incisive, moving and all-round entertaining.
He talks of his long television career - 40 years - including 25 years of the long-running, top-rating Fair Go.
Kevin writes in a relaxed, laconic style that draws the reader in immediately - he's an excellent story-teller and raconteur. He includes many wonderful anecdotes about the well-known people who have been Fair Go reporters over the years, for example Kerre Woodham, Brian Edwards, Carole Hirschfeld, Kim Hill. Plus hilarious tales of the best dodgy dealers, scams and rip-off artists that Fair Go has uncovered over the years.
His personal story is told with self-deprecating humour and great honesty - it's the story of a boy who really didn't amount to much at school but who went on to make the most of his talents and become a household name.
Kevin writes 'The Listener magazine wrote: In an age of glossy packaging, Kevin Milne is a brown paper bag. I think it was meant as a compliment and I'll settle for that.
So, welcome to the life and times of a brown paper bag.' First published November 2010.