My Family and Other Animus

James Jeffrey
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My Family and Other Animus

Subjects

Memoirs

Published

2 April 2018

ISBN

9780522872774

Subjects

Memoirs

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

My Family and Other Animus

James Jeffrey
An ode to family life in all its glorious mess and chaos
For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided. Yet, what could have been a calamitous upbringing turned instead into an education. For better or worse, his family handed out lessons that would guide him through life, into marriage, and eventually parenthood. My Family and Other Animus is an ode to his family.
For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided. Yet, what could have been a calamitous upbringing turned instead into an education. For better or worse, his family handed out lessons that would guide him through life, into marriage, and eventually parenthood. My Family and Other Animus is an ode to his family.

James Jeffrey

James Jeffrey

James Jeffrey was conceived in Hungary, born in Britain, and raised in Australia. He is the Strewth columnist and parliamentary sketch writer for The Australian. My Family and Other Animus is derived from his popular Home Truths column that ran in The Australian. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.

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