At fifteen, Susan Berg was on a boat trip with her parents and brother when their vessel began to sink. Desperate to find help, she swam ahead, struggling through darkness and rough sea. After nearly four hours, Susan, exhausted and barely able to walk, finally made it ashore. Her family did not.
Wracked by survivor guilt, Susan began to rebel against the world. Looking for solace in sex and drugs, she charged down a path of self-destruction. Though barely able to look after herself, she became a mother at twenty and had to navigate for two. It was not until many years later, when Susan cheated death for a second time, that she learned to love herself, and life, again.
This is a candid, dramatic and powerful memoir for anyone who has ever lost their way.
About the Author
Susan never imagined she would fulfil her dream of writing her story until the ‘sliding doors’ moment when she embarked on a spectacular journey - riding her motorbike on a solo round trip from Melbourne to Byron Bay.
Whilst writing The Girl Who Lived, Susan travelled throughout South East Asia, immersing herself in diverse cultures, and participating in adventures so incredible she has enough material to write a second book - should she wish to do so.
Since writing her book, Susan has established a motorcycle touring company. that encourages others to appreciate the beauty of the world and to live a fulfilling life. The company will launch October 2015.
Susan and her son, William currently live in Melbourne with their two dogs, Rusty and Ella.
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 1st September 2015
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1