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Slats: The Michael Slater Story

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Release Date:

Jun 2005

Now a respected international cricket commentator, Michael Slater shares the complete story of his life in Slats. This remarkably candid account includes the heartbreak he felt when his mother left the family home, his struggles with insecurities, anxiety and depression, his relationships with other cricketing greats from Mark Taylor to Steve Waugh, his clashes with the media and the Australian Cricket Board — and, yes, his passion for red Ferraris.

Malcolm lived hard and fast, enduring incredible hardship when the band started out in the mid-1970s, surviving the terrible loss of Bon Scott in 1980, and suffering numerous personal demons, including alcoholism. Yet without Malcolm Young, there would have been no AC/DC. As the band's former bassist, Mark Evans, wrote of Malcolm: 'He was the driven one, the planner, the schemer, the behind the scenes guy, ruthless and astute.'

This is the first biography to focus exclusively on Malcolm and tells the riveting story of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and the Villawood migrant hostel in Sydney to the biggest stages in the world. It includes rarely seen photographs and is essential reading for any AC/DC fan.

You can read an extract from the book here.