Reg Grundy: Reg Grundy

Making it

Jacqueline Kent

 

Reg Grundy
by Reg Grundy
Pier 9, $45 hb, 368 pp, 9781742660349

 

‘All I ever wanted to do was to entertain,’ declares Reg Grundy. Like most such apparently simple statements, this needs a bit of unpacking, and that’s what Grundy does in his autobiography. Not quite a rags to riches story, it is the tale of a young man with a thorough knowledge of his market, a sharp eye for business opportunities, and consummate talent as a salesman, and of his journey to become one of the most successful television producers in the world.

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Jacqueline Kent

Jacqueline Kent

Jacqueline Kent is a Sydney-based writer of biography and other non-fiction. Her biography of the former prime minister, The Making of Julia Gillard PM (2010), has just been updated and released as a Penguin Special Take Your Best Shot. See: jacquelinekent.com.au