Bruce Guthrie survived tuberculosis, Melbourne's gritty northern suburbs and a boss who twice tried to sack him in his first six months in newspapers, to become a foreign correspondent and then one of Australia's feistiest and most controversial editors.
His CV boasts editorships of The Age, The Sunday Age and the Herald Sun, magazines Who Weekly and The Weekend Australian, even a high level stint at America's celeb-news bible, People.
Then, just as he claimed one of the industry's most glittering prizes, he fell foul of Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen, who promptly dispensed with his services.
What would any self-respecting Broadmeadows boy do in such circumstances?
Sue them, of course.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.)
- Publisher: Melbourne University Press
- Publication Date: 13/10/2010
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780522858167
- Paperback from £19.75