What makes us tick?
That’s what author Hugh Mackay does in his new book, What Makes Us Tick? The ten desires that drive us.
Known for his deft charting of the culture shifts that have been re-shaping our society, Hugh now explores a more personal question:
why do we do the things we do?
His analysis takes us deep into the territory of personal identity and relationships.
Expect answers to some of the “big” questions like…
Why are some people such control freaks?
Why do we seek change, yet resist it?
Why do we want more of the things that have already failed to satisfy us?
Why are we so passionate about sport?
What is the true role of religion?
Hugh will engage with the audience in a question and answer session not only about the book, but also about how his own journey of self-discovery has steered him towards a better appreciation of the human condition.
Hugh has been in the public opinion research business for more than 50 years. He is a psychologist, a novelist, a newspaper columnist, and a regular ABC radio guest.
His lifelong study of the attitudes and behaviour of Australians has produced no fewer than thirteen books, six of them bestsellers.
Hugh is one of the Longweekend’s favourite authors and speakers, enjoying full houses on both of his previous visits.
Thursday June 23
$30 allocated seating
The J Theatre
Duration 1.5 hours
Interviewing Brendan Cowell, Friday 24 Juneat The J Theatre.
Wide Bay Australia
The 'J', Noosa Junction
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