from Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood's highly anticipated book about life as an artist in Australia.

"Courageously honest and very funny. Justin's writing is as insightful and hilarious as his songwriting."
Wally De Backer (Gotye)

Funemployed goes beyond the press releases and the hype to show what it’s really like to be a working artist in Australia. Through candid interviews, brutal honesty and lacerating wit, Justin Heazlewood (The Bedroom Philosopher) provides a fascinating portrait of life in Australia for artists and aspiring artists alike.

Justin explores every dark corner of the arts. From starting out to giving up; running a business to burning out; the trappings of fame to the advantages of failure; the obstacles and opportunities.

This is a landmark book, written with the raw passion of someone with over a decade in the ‘trade’. Part confessional and part rogue self-help book, Funemployed is a wholly fascinating insight for everyone who appreciates the arts in Australia.
Funemployed includes interviews with over 100 artists including Gotye (Wally De Backer), Clare Bowditch, John Safran, Tony Martin, Amanda Palmer, Christos Tsiolkas, Tim Rogers, Adam Elliot and Benjamin Law.

"Don't be thrown by the glasses - the man has moves, on the stage and on the page."
Tony Martin

"Finally, someone has lifted the lid on that ongoing taboo for every young artist: the economics of making a living. Hot damn."
Benjamin Law

Includes unlimited streaming of I Don't Know What I'm Doing With My Life via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Justin Heazlewood Melbourne, Australia

Justin Heazlewood is an award-winning writer, musician, performer and arts activist. As The Bedroom Philosopher he has released three albums including the ARIA-nominated Songs From The 86 Tram, including Triple J hit ‘Northcote (So Hungover)’, the video for which earned nearly half a million hits. He is a share-household name. ... more

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