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'Peter Goldsworthy, award-winning author of the much-loved Maestro, explores his influences in this quirky, brilliant, funny childhood memoir.

Few Australian writers have delved as deeply as Goldsworthy into the mysterious state of being that is childhood. Now he's applied his fascination with that stage of life to his own, from his bizarre first memories to the embarrassments of adolescence.

For all his working life Goldsworthy has been both doctor and writer – not for nothing is he hailed as Australia's Chekhov – and his memoir is a rare insight to a mind charmed equally by literature and science, the rational and the imagined. The small country towns he grew up in gave free rein to the young Peter's intense curiosity, and in the fifties and sixties he ran amok in hilarious fashion. A boy with a mind wide open to the universe but closed to self-knowledge, he came of age with a naive self-confidence that was ripe for the bursting.

Comically self-deprecating, unrestrained in its honesty, His Stupid Boyhood is a passport to the lost country of youth, and a beautiful homage to childhood in general.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2013 .
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      • Published: 24/07/2013
      ISBN: 9781926428505 (Paperbook) :

Works about this Work

Review : His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Walter Mason , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2013; (p. 55)

— Review of His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley , 2013 single work autobiography ; His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Same Diff A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2013;

— Review of His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Poetic Dissection of Childhood Michael McGirr , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 30-31) The Saturday Age , 24 August 2013; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 24 August 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Wish : A Biologically Engineered Love Story Peter Goldsworthy , 1995 single work novel ; His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Teen Pinned Down By His Maturer Self James Bradley , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Teen Pinned Down By His Maturer Self James Bradley , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Poetic Dissection of Childhood Michael McGirr , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 30-31) The Saturday Age , 24 August 2013; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 24 August 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Wish : A Biologically Engineered Love Story Peter Goldsworthy , 1995 single work novel ; His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Same Diff A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2013;

— Review of His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley , 2013 single work autobiography ; His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
Review : His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Walter Mason , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2013; (p. 55)

— Review of His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy , 2013 single work autobiography
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