What dark gastronomic slip does Annabel Crabb have to confess to an unsuspecting guest?
How did Mary Anderson change the life of Frank Woodley – despite the fact the two of them have never met?
How did a plate of steak teach Missy Higgins a firm lesson about not being too hard on herself?
The act of letter writing allows us to slow down and truly connect, with a person, a subject, an idea. At their hugely popular Women of Letters events, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire encourage and allow our best and brightest to lay bare their sins and secrets, loves and loathings, memories and plans. Collected here for the first time, these dispatches from Australia's favourite people are warm, wonderful and astoundingly honest.
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Women of Letters events have refocused the spotlight on the art of letter writing, reminding us how much more powerful than an email the real thing can be, especially when cleverly commissioned to themes like 'to the person who told me the truth' and 'to my unfinished business'.
Stand-outs including a hilarious double act from Zoe Foster and Hamish Blake, a surprising piece by George Megalogenis to his publisher and Ailsa Piper to the girl still walking in Yamaji country.
About the Author
Michaela McGuire's first book, Apply Within: Stories of Career Sabotage, was published in 2009. She writes a weekly blog for The Monthly called Twirling Towards Freedom, and her Penguin Special A Story of Grief was published in 2013. Marieke Hardy is a writer, broadcaster, columnist and television producer. She is a regular panellist on ABC's First Tuesday Book Club, an award-winning blogger, and the creator of the acclaimed comedy series Laid. Her first collection of essays, You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead, was published in 2011.
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 20th November 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 15.4 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 21.6
Edition Number: 3