Michael: My Brother, Lost Boy of Inxs



He died at only 37 but his fans are legion. INXS singer/songwriter Michael Hutchence was the celebrated frontman of a band that was the biggest in the world. Michael's big sister, Tina, adored him from the start. From a 12-year-old holding him in her arms as a newborn, to being his teenage nanny, Tina remained Michael's trusted confidant until his sudden death. Tina's intimate and detailed telling of her brother's story--from faltering teenager with a lisp to raging rock star--blazes with love and adventure, and includes the acquired brain injury that changed everything for Michael; the risky schemes that saw him named in the Paradise Papers expose of 2017; his secret philanthropy in support of East Timor; and his bliss at the birth of his only child, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily. Tthroughout Michael a paper trail of the literature he loved gives clues to the man many see as an enigma. This personal and heartfelt biography shares the private moments of an adored brother, son, and father.

Product Details

$25.95  $23.87
Allen & Unwin
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
6.0 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Tina Hutchence teaches makeup artistry. She is the author of Just a Man: The Real Michael Hutchence. Jen Jewel Brown was the first Down Under reporter for Rolling Stone Australia. She first met and interviewed Michael three times from mid-1980, also dueting with him on his first solo single, "Speed Kills," from the soundtrack of Freedom. When Professional Manager at MCA/Gilbey, Jen helped sign INXS to a worldwide music publishing deal which helped fund their overseas touring.


"Lost boy Michael, who was my dear friend, and who is very much missed. All respect and thanks to Tina for sharing these stories and keeping the memory alive." --Simon le Bon, songwriter/singer in Duran Duran