Books and CDs

Derryn Hinch once arrogantly said “I don’t read books. If I had time to read one then I’d have time to write one”. Not quite true. He reads a lot and writes a lot. Thirteen books in fact. Fiction, faction, autobiography and whimsy. Details on how to purchase his books are available through this website.

 

More books will be available to purchase soon.

Books

  • A Human Deadline - Hardback

    A story of life, death, hope and house arrest.

    The title and sub-title of my latest book sum up an incredible year. Doctors  gave me a deadline for how long I had left on this planet without a liver transplant. It is a story of life, death, hope and house arrest. Immodestly, I think it is my best book yet. 

    $39.95
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  • A Human Deadline-Paperback

    A story of life, death, hope and house arrest.

    The title and sub-title of my latest book sum up an incredible year. Doctors  gave me a deadline for how long I had left on this planet without a liver transplant. It is a story of life, death, hope and house arrest. Immodestly, I think it is my best book yet.

    $29.95
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  • Human Headlines: My 50 Years in the Media

    Derryn Hinch’s new blockbuster book Human Headlines: My 50 Years in the Media

    '...the book stands tall, with clever and often amusing insights into world-changing events...' Sunday Herald Sun, March 6, 2011

    Hinch Says: ‘This book covers my half-century in the media. Radio, television and newspapers. Some insights and never before told stories about some of the biggest events here and abroad.  Port Arthur, men going to the moon, Kevin Rudd going to a New York strip club and how did Malcolm lose his trousers in Memphis?  Over the years I have met all the movers and shakers —and moved and shaken a few of them’.

    Human Headlines is almost 500 pages, hardcover, indexed, full colour. Value  for money: A $50 book for $39.95.

    $39.95
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  • I Beat the Booze and You Can Too

    I Beat the Booze and You Can Too

    Derryn Hinch isn’t the first, or the last, person to say ‘I’d die for a drink’. He almost did.

    Hinch consumed alcohol for nearly half a century, before stopping in 2006. That’s because he got cirrhosis, septicaemia, his immune system collapsed, and his kidneys failed for 24 hours. He was close to dying. With the encouragement of medical specialists and his wife, Chanel, he stopped drinking. His second life began.

    $25.00
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  • You Are So Beatutiful

    You Are So Beautiful

    What does Derryn Hinch know about love?

    Quite a lot apparently judging by his new book called You Are So Beautiful – the passion and the pain of relationships.

    Hinch says: ‘This is a love story. It’s partly my story but it could be yours. It’s about the good, the bad and the ugly in relationships. How you get into one. And how you get over it if or when it falls apart.
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    $25.00
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  • Death at Newport

    Death at Newport

    Death at Newport is a thriller which knots together a story of intrigue and revenge against the backdrop of that famous millionaire's playground during the 1974 America's Cup races.

    The mystery's separate strands originate in places as far removed as the embittering jungles of Vietnam and the desperate shanty towns of Rio. An Australian journalist, Jonathan Hunter, becomes involved with the svelte secretary of the fabulously wealthy Newport identity Penelope Pike.

    $20.00
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  • Death in Paradise

    Once it would have seemed preposterous that a movie sex symbol could be targeted for death. Until July 10, 1985 it would have seemed preposturous that a peace ship would be destroyed in the harbour of a friendly ally.....

    The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior provides the tragic backdrop for Derryn Hinch's hard-hitting thriller, Death in Paradise. It is a suspenseful, fast-moving drama which weaves a tale of international intrigue with one of environmental activism and personal sacrifice.

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CDs

  • Liftoff!

    I guess it started with a 2009 email from the BBC. They were putting together a documentary on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission called ‘One Small Step: The Australian Story’. It would focus on how important the Australian contribution was at places like Honeysuckle Creek. Stories like the ones captured in the movie The Dish.

    $15.00
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  • Meanest Mother

    Meanest Mother

    Nearly thirty years ago, in a previous life on Melbourne’s 3AW, I received a letter from a listener including something they wanted me to read on air in the lead up to Mother’s Day.

    It was an anonymous tract from the United States called The Meanest Mother. I almost threw it in the bin. After all, who wants to hear about some mean-spirited Mum on that very special day.

    But then I read it and realised that what sounded like a childhood criticism was actually a wonderful salute to a wonderful Mum. I did read it on my program on a special Mother’s Day. The radio station had flown my Mum and Dad from New Zealand as a surprise and they appeared on my Morning  program. Years later, I still had people asking about it. Sadly, I lost my only copy and had no idea who had authored it.

    I found it again recently in a box of old papers in storage, read it,  decided to ‘Australianise’ it and add some of my own childhood memories.

    The result is The Meanest Mother with music by my old collaborator Peter Sullivan. We’ve written some songs together and he composed the theme for the HINCH  TV program.

    Then, thanks to Google, I discovered that the original version was written more than 40 years ago, way back in 1967, for a weekly Catholic newspaper called Our Sunday Visitor by a young woman named Bobbie Pingaro.

    And that’s how it got from there to here four decades later.

    $14.00
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