‘Killing Time’ Virtual Book Launch Event

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To celebrate the launch of my upcoming book, Killing Time, Jimmy’s throwing an online party and you can all join in for FREE. 

He’ll be talking through some of the stories in the book, playing some songs, and will be answering some of the questions you’ve been asking on social media.

We’re also giving away this awesome prize pack which includes:

  • A signed and framed collectors’ plaque featuring all three Jimmy Barnes book covers
  • Signed copies of all three Jimmy Barnes books
  • A personalised video message from Jimmy 
  • A $150 voucher for the Jimmy Barnes Online Store.

You can only enter the draw, once you’ve registered for the event.

This LIVE Virtual Event will take place on GiggedIn



Short stories from the long road home

Tales of adventure, misadventure, love and loss – this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy.

Short stories from the Australian rock leg end turned writer is vintage Jimmy.

Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than forty yarns reflecting an epic life – from an encounter with a soul legend in Memphis, a night in a haunted studio in upstate New York, and a doomed haircut in Thailand to a madcap misunderstanding in a Japanese ski resort, a family feud on a remote coral atoll, and an all-too-revealing appearance for a Sydney charity.



‘A moving and deeply felt kaleidoscope of life, love, family, music, friendship and the fragility of time. Barnes proved his storytelling mettle with his memoirs. But in Killing Time he has refined his unique voice with this wildly entertaining suite of tales, anecdotes, observations and reflections that can have you laughing out loud on one page and moved to tears on the next. It is all here, the joys and fears of parenthood, the search for your sense of place, fortune-tellers, the loss of beloved pets, bad golf, ghosts, backstage stories, celebrities, the homeless, and the wonder of being alive, all told with searing honesty. What sets Barnes’s writing above the rest is that it comes from an authentic and soulful place. His work cannot help but ring true, like the strike of a tuning fork.’
– Matt Condon

‘Jimmy Barnes is never a bystander. Stories happen to him. He not only remembers every circumstance, he has the ability to distil the moment in a way that’s both poetic and uncontrived. He’s funny, chaotic, insightful and heartbreaking. Jimmy is truly a natural-born storyteller. It’s like writing has just been waiting for him to arrive. And now, he’s here.’
– Mandy Nolan