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Adam Hills Finds Inspiration For His New Book In A Very Weird Place

When live comedy stopped, it came at perfect timing for Adam Hills, who had to write a book!

For many entering the country during the 2020-21 pandemic, two-week mandatory hotel quarantine was a way of life. Some found it boring and unproductive. Others had a new contract for a book come through that they had to write, giving them two weeks of uninterrupted writing time.

Inspiration can come from anywhere. But there is no place more creative than an 8-year-olds mind. When Adam Hill’s then 8-year-old approached him with a significant childhood dilemma, it was a light bulb moment for the Australian comedian, who is currently in the U.K.

With the simple question of ‘Daddy, I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up, a rock star or a detective’, the answer could go in any direction. But Hills saw this as the perfect piece of parenting encouragement. Why not both? Check out the full interview below.

Adam's new novel Rockstar Detectives is available now!