Good Night Irene is the entertaining and powerful story of a regular kid from Melbourne who became an award-winning television sports broadcaster, with his unique brand of commentary regularly beamed to millions worldwide. The overweight son of an immigrant factory worker, Michael Schiavello was bullied at school because of his weight and told he’d amount to nothing in the media industry. By his late teens he knew he had two things going for him: his booming voice and a burning determination to prove his critics wrong.
Michael details his incredible rise from university drop-out to topping TV ratings in the USA and Asia, and a behind-the-scenes look at celebrities he encountered along the way, including: a gun-toting Steven Seagal, Drake, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Diego Maradona, Cathy Freeman, Hulk Hogan, Dannii Minogue, Sugar Ray Leonard, Dana White, Jackie Chan, Wasim Akram, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and many more.
Warmly humorous and filled with heart, Good Night Irene is testament to the power of passion and perseverance for anyone battling to find their place in the world.