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The Don Lane Story

Never Argue With A Mug

The Autobiography with Janise Beaumont

New Holland

The late Don Lane was born in New York and, after arriving in Australia in 1965, became one of the most loved and successful stars in Australian television history.

In Never Argue with a Mug: The Don Lane Story, Don reveals in detail for the first time about his famous and infamous family and friends, his life inside the show rooms of Vegas, the US Military and the Sydney club scene.

He tells the story of the sensational drug case that saw him held in Long Bay Jail and takes us behind the scenes of his 25 years on Australian television.

The launch of The Don Lane Show in 1975 brought Don and Bert Newton together and, over the next decade, the ‘Lanky Yank’ and ‘Moonface’ became Aussie show business legends.

This is the autobiography of one of the nice guys of entertainment—someone who’s seen and done it all. He talks about his marriages, his passions, successes and disappointments in an incredibly full and varied life.