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All I Know : A memoir of love, loss and life - Mary Coustas

All I Know

A memoir of love, loss and life


Published: 1st April 2014
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One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever.

'Mary's book is lesson to all of us on how to live life to the fullest even in our most difficult moments. I loved it.' - Naomi Watts

Starting with a colourful childhood in Collingwood and Doncaster, under the shadow of her father's mortality, Mary Coustas takes us on a journey through three deaths that changed her life forever.

In a voice rich with big-hearted generosity and quick-witted humour, Mary gives us an intimate view of her experiences?including meeting George, the love of her life, and their journey to parenthood. We also see the universal truth that in life there's loss and, amongst the pain and tragedy of that, there is the power of hope and humour. Mary's story of the deaths of her father, her grandmother and her daughter Stevie, and the birth of her daughter Jamie is at times heartbreaking but, ultimately, All I Know is an enriching and uplifting celebration of life.

About the Author

Born in Melbourne, but having lived in Sydney for many years, Mary Coustas is one of Australia's best known actors and comedians. In 1987 she became a member of the ground-breaking stage show Wogs out of Work, where her comic creation Effie was born. This was followed by five seasons of the TV sitcom hit Acropolis Now. Her diverse TV, film and stage credits are numerous. In 2003 Mary wrote the self-help book for teenagers, Effie's Guide to Being Upyourself. This is her first book for adults.


Just loved it!


This book was just such an amazing journey of a parents struggle to achieve their dream. Having a healthy child. Mary you are a true inspiration, I just wanted to read more. I would have been happier if the book was longer. I don't know how you fit so much emotion into so little pages. I just identified with your story and feelings that go with it- you explained them so respectfully. You are an incredible woman.

Victoria, Australia



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ISBN: 9781743319635
ISBN-10: 1743319630
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1