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Author Cohen, Barry, 1935-1990.

Title Bringing the house down / Barry Cohen
Published Ballan, Vic. : Connor Court Publishing, 2011


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 MELB  320.994 Coh/Bth  AVAILABLE
Description 255 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Summary The only thing that kept me sane, well reasonably sane, during 20 years hard labor was the hilarious things that my erstwhile colleagues became involved in. Not every pollie was as witty as Gough Whitlam, Jim Killen, Jim Cope, Mick Young, Paul Keating, Fred Daly or Peter Costello but we all got into absurd situations on occasions - usually by accident. Recording them for posterity has been a service of unalloyed joy and a million laughs. Bringing the House Down is not a book about the Left-Right or the Centre. The only test for a story's inclusion is - is it funny?
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-248) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
Notes Copyright © Barry Cohen 2011
Subject Cohen, Barry, 1935-1990 -- Interviews.
Australian Labor Party -- History -- 20th century.
Parliament House (Parkes, A.C.T.) -- History
Political satire, Australian.
Politicians -- Australia -- Humor.
Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Politicians -- Australia -- Quotations -- Humor.
Politicians -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Australia -- Politics and government -- Anecdotes.
Australia -- Politics and government -- Humor.
Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Genre/Form Humor.
ISBN 9781921421938