ABC journalist Paul Kennedy and former Sydney Swans player Brandon Jack were forced to challenge and transcend their own expectations, and that of those around them, before they could fi nd and embrace their life’s true calling. In Funkytown, Paul focuses on a critical year of his adolescence that became a turning point. 28 is the number of games Brandon played for the Swans and details the pressure and challenge of failing to succeed. Both are evocative accounts of sport, masculinity and breaking free.
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Brandon Jack is a writer and singer/musician who played for the Sydney Swans for five years. He is currently studying Sociology and Psychology. 28 is his first book.
Paul Kennedy is an ABC television presenter with twenty-five years’ journalistic experience. His four previous books include Hell on the Way to Heaven (co-authored with Chrissie Foster), which contributed to the establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. His most recent book is Funkytown.