Only a few weeks ago I was a stay-at-home mum. What am I doing? But there was no time for second thoughts now. My brain snaps into action and so does my mouth. "Flak jackets, helmets, gas masks - everyone, now!"
Zoe Daniel is the ABC’s South-East Asia correspondent, based in Bangkok with her husband and young family. She reports on nine countries across Southeast Asia filing copy and stories for TV, radio, online and social media. She was the Africa correspondent from 2005 until 2007 and spent 2009 covering the Khmer Rouge war crimes trials from Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Zoe’s frank and brave memoir, Storyteller, deals with the effects of her work (with its stresses and its constant travel) on her marriage, with the physical and psychological effects of a dangerous, confronting job, and the difficulty of slipping back into her ‘regular’ life after witnessing deeply disturbing events.
A foreign correspondent’s memoir like no other ... this is also the story of a mum and the universal juggle of career and family, as much as it is a foreign correspondent’s memoir.
About the Author
Zoe Daniel is one of only a few mothers to be appointed as an ABC correspondent; her memoir documents how she has managed to work as a correspondent, settle her family into a new country, and be a mother to her two children - as well as providing a fascinating insight into the politics and history of South East Asia.
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I found this book to be very inspirational. What an amazing feat for a teenager to accomplish flying around the world in a 'toy plane'. Now I want to visit these places even more!
You will be exhausted reading this. Zoe has a family to raise but does so in Indochina while on call for the ABC to report on any number of events across her allocated jurisdiction (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam etc). She puts herself in very difficult situations but does so because this is her job and she undertakes it with a passion. This passion comes across strongly in the book. Her profession (and especially foreign correspondents) have to be admired and respected; they do amazing and often very dangerous work.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.42