In his award-winning memoir, New Zealand writer and musician Nick Bollinger talks with complete candour about his unorthodox childhood, his obsession with music, the impact of a family tragedy, and the journey that would decide the course of his life.
Nick Bollinger worked as a postie and trained as a teacher before finding an outlet for his musical obsession as a journalist and critic. He was a music columnist for New Zealand Listener for almost 30 years. Since 2001 he has also written, produced and presented music review programme The Sampler for Radio New Zealand. He is the author of two previous Awa Press books, How to Listen to Pop Music (Ginger Series) and 100 Essential New Zealand Albums.