Jacki Weaver has been entertaining Australian audiences for more than forty years, ever since scoring her first big role as Cinderella at age fifteen. Gough Whitlam once referred to her as an Australian National Treasure, Les McDonald once called her a Gay Icon and the Sydney Morning Heraldcalled her a Household Name. Whether she’s any of these, Jacki Weaver has certainly achieved wide recognition and great popularity in that time, as a star of Australian stage and screen.
In Much Love, Jac she shares her life in a frank account of her ups and downs. Through her five marriages (and numerous other relationships), her professional highs and lows, personal challenges and triumphs, Weaver speaks to the reader in a chatty, natural voice which makes the reader feel she is there talking across the kitchen table. She is honest about and unapologetic for her life – she simply tells it as she remembers it, with the disclaimer that she admits that, as a memoir, there are people and events not touched on, for various reasons.
This is a highly readable memoir of a fascinating life.
Much Love, Jac, by Jacki Weaver
Allen & Unwin, 2005