At the crossroads

Paul Kennedy’s wayward youth
by
April 2022, no. 441

Funkytown by Paul Kennedy

Affirm Press, $32.99 pb, 305 pp

At the crossroads

Paul Kennedy’s wayward youth
by
April 2022, no. 441

Seasoned ABC journalist and presenter Paul Kennedy, also known as ‘PK’, has over the years cultivated an affable, equable public persona. For regular viewers of the ABC’s News Breakfast program, Kennedy is the kind of person with whom one would like to have a drink; to pore over sporting results or the tumult of living through a pandemic. It is a shock, then, to discover that Kennedy was not always this picture of fatherly composure but once an insecure, frustrated, and troubled seventeen-year-old, trapped within the confusing void between boyhood and manhood.

Nicholas Bugeja reviews ‘Funkytown’ by Paul Kennedy

Funkytown

by Paul Kennedy

Affirm Press, $32.99 pb, 305 pp

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