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Things My Father Taught Me - Claire Halliday

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2017
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Stern, playful, encouraging, hard-working, tough or loving – no matter how we describe our own father, he leaves an indelible imprint.

Claire Halliday spoke with a range of well-known Australians who shared their stories about the way their dads shape their lives. From memories of deep warmth and closeness to stories of difficulty and tragedy – everyone’s story is unique.

What’s common in these stories, from some of Australia’s much-loved comedians, singers, radio and TV personalities, chefs and authors, is that fathers have a defining impact on our attitudes and choices in life.

Featuring the stories of Danny Katz, Ann Peacock, Anthony Callea, Darryn Lyons, David Koch, Joe Hildebrand, Kerri Pottharst (OAM), Neil Mitchell, Normie Rowe, Catriona Rowntree, George Calombaris, Paul West, Jo Stanley, Christian Wagstaff, Em Rusciano, Matthew Reilly, Rev Tim Costello, and Santo Cilauro... as told to Claire Halliday.

About the Author

Claire Halliday is an experienced journalist, copywriter, and author. She began her writing career doing features for The Sunday Age and, since then, has published more than 1000 articles in prominent magazines and newspapers. She has a strong interest in the lost art of listening and has honed interviewing skills that help her share powerful, compelling stories. Her books include Things My Mother Taught Me (Echo) and Do You Want Sex With That? (Penguin).

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Moving and cathartic.

5

Having lost my own father 12 years ago I found this book to be a strong reminder of the influence our fathers are in our lives...both good and bad. The stories in this book are all told with honesty.....some are sad...some are inspiring and some are very positive. All are entertaining. Claire Halliday's own story of her father is also all of those things. It will make a perfect Christmas gift even for those who aren't prolific readers. I just loved it and enjoyed it just as much as Claire's previous book Things My Mother Taught Me.

Melbourne

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LOVE this book

5

I bought this book for my dad for Father's Day but have been sneakily reading it myself before I give it to him (while trying not to bend it too much!). Claire is very skilled at finding the essence of the father/child relationships she explores in this book. The celebs she has interviewed have also been very generous with what they share. My dad is going to love this.

Melbourne

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Another great book by the awesome Claire Halliday

5

Read a little at a time or the whole book in a day- great reading

Melbourne Victoria

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LOVE this book

5

I bought this book for my dad for Father's Day but have been sneakily reading it myself before I give it to him (while trying not to bend it too much!). Claire is very skilled at finding the essence of the father/child relationships she explores in this book. The celebs she has interviewed have also been very generous with what they share. My dad is going to love this.

Melbourne

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Things My Father Taught Me

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ISBN: 9781760406189
ISBN-10: 176040618X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Bonnier Echo
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24