Kate Cramond / Beating My Breast: A diary of life and connection
If there are any perks from breast cancer, Changing Your Life should be one of them. Yeah, right. Nearly a year out from my diagnosis - just when everyone expects me to dust myself off and move on - I’m dull and dreary and utterly bogged. So I start a diary.
Hugh Crago / All We Need To Know: A Family In Time
This is a family history like no other, focusing squarely on the way that families mysteriously repeat the same patterns of personality and behaviour, generation after generation.
Caroline Butt / Pumpkin
‘Pumpkin is a sociological study - rather a case study, with all the warmth of the human experience of one family, and especially of one girl growing up in that family…’ - Betsy Wearing PhD
Jacqueline Lonsdale Cuerton / The Last Shot
'Her story is instructive and entertaining. She is proud, and should be proud, of who she is and the life she has led. I commend her story to you.' - Steve Wilson
Sally Rynveld & Guy Winship / A Good Life: the story of Guy Winship and Good Return
This is the story of Guy Winship, told in his own words. Growing up in South Africa during the apartheid years, Guy joined the struggle for equality and democracy while throwing himself into improving conditions in poor communities.
Anne-Marie Smith / Pardon My French
‘Anne-Marie Smith is an astute human observer who tells her extraordinary life story in her inimitable, straight-from-the-hip style.’ - Lindy Warrell, anthropologist, writer and poet
Vicki Simos / The Boxer Within
Not without some laughter and tears, this is not only a story about boxing; it’s about finding the passion within, finding something that moves you, when all seems lost. It’s about what lies beneath, beyond a person’s heart and soul. It’s about finding ‘the boxer within’.
Airlie Kirkham / There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel
I think my story is exceptional. Maybe you will think so too. Whatever one thinks, I have learnt through this story the value of persistence, patience, positive attitude and perseverance - such precious qualities in life. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but one has to find the way there.
Marty Dodd / They liked me, the horses, straightaway
‘From exploitation to independence - a story of resilience that needed to be told. Marty Dodd’s experiences and philosophy make a worthwhile addition to the growing literature of Aboriginal autobiography.’ - Christobel Mattingley, AM, DUnivSA, editor/researcher of Survival in Our Own Land