Michael: by Tina Hutchence, with Jen Jewell Brown
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 twelve-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.
‘My brother roamed the world with a book in his hand and another book in his suitcase,’ Tina writes, and throughout Michael a paper trail of the literature he loved gives clues to the man many see as an enigma.
A cry from the heart celebrating the ‘lost boy of INXS’, Michael Hutchence, this personal and heartfelt biography reveals the incredible, rollercoaster life of Australia’s most enduring superstar and shares the private moments of an adored brother, son and father.
‘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, singer / songwriter, Duran Duran