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Mike Book




Life on a Column

Details about Mike’s book Life on a column are found here where you can read the book jacket and testimonials.


Purchase A Copy

Buy an autographed copy of Mike’s collected works, Life On A Column, here. Better still, buy two and give one to a friend. If you’d like Mike to dedicate the book to a particular person, you can indicate this in the Order Notes field in the order form. Local and international postage rates apply.


About Mike

Discover more about Mike, his career and inspiration.



Mike has been recording his misadventures and reflections for decades in his trademark style which blends self deprecation with a keen eye for detail and an evocative command of the language. His blog carries his readers on a journey through his life and times, rewarding them with a smile and surprising them with the occasional unexpected tear.


“The first day I went to work at News Limited, I spotted Mike O’Connor in the corridor, and it was like a music lover spotting Elvis Presley at Graceland. For columnists like me, he set the bar, and continues to do so, week in, week out, giving us all that special O’Connor touch, deft, and truly funny stories of the everyday, told with warmth and candour.”
-Frances Whiting Columnist Sunday Mail