BOOK REVIEW: The Paddo Boys

A BABY boomer's journey through the '70s.

Follow the rollicking ride of a baby boomer growing up in the working-class, inner-city Brisbane suburb of Paddington.

Set against the Flower Power days of the late '60s and early '70s, relive the mischief, loud parties, girls, fast cars, faster motorbikes and the sun, surf and sand of the Gold Coast.

Ride with the Paddo Boys as they embark on adventurous journeys, including an epic road trip around the country in 1976 and 1977, and a year of wild times in an overcrowded share house in Perth, Western Australia.

About the author

Peter Coman was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, but was raised in the inner Brisbane suburb of Paddington from an early age.

He recalls his experiences growing up there in his first book The Paddo Boys - A Baby Boomer's Journey Through The Seventies.

He is a retired quality manager and apart from writing and reading, enjoys travelling, the beach, renovating his Queenslander house and spending time with family and friends.

He is married to Patrice and has three adult children and two grandchildren. He still lives in the Red Hill/Paddington area.

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