What Was I Thinking

What Was I Thinking

A Memoir

By Paul Henry

Bestselling hilarious memoir from New Zealand's most controversial media star.

Bestselling hilarious memoir from New Zealand's most controversial media star.

Paul Henry is a natural-born story teller who spins a great yarn, and who says, 'I'll apologise for hurting people's feelings but I'll never apologise for being outrageous'.Paul Henry is a natural-born story teller who spins a great yarn, and who says, 'I'll apologise for hurting people's feelings but I'll never apologise for being outrageous'.

From the man whose controversial comments on TV divided the country, and almost caused an international incident, comes this very funny memoir.

Packed with stories from his eventful childhood and his long and adventurous career in journalism, this is a gripping, often hilarious and always entertaining read. It gives a fascinating insight into the complex character of Paul Henry.

He's surprising — he doesn't subscribe to any expected set of beliefs, he's an individual with contradictory opinions.

He's bold — he set himself up as an international news correspondent working out of his Masterton lounge, watching CNN and jetting off to the latest hotspot. He's talked himself into getting interviews with people as diverse as Peter Ustinov and the Prime Minister of Malaysia; he was there for the funerals of Diana and Mother Theresa; he's been thrown into jail in Iraq.

He's versatile — starting with drama school, then broadcasting at the BBC, head of Radio NZ, standing for parliament against Georgina Beyer, international correspondent — as well as protesting at Mururoa and running an antique shop and his own radio station.

And, he's all-round entertaining!

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Trade Paperback

9781869795665

June 1, 2011

Random House NZ

RRP $39.99

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9781869795672

June 1, 2011

RHNZ Adult ebooks

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