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Unfettered and Alive : A memoir - Anne Summers

Unfettered and Alive

A memoir

Hardcover Published: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9781743318416
Number Of Pages: 496

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'I was born into a world that expected very little of women like me. We were meant to tread lightly on the earth, influencing events through our husbands and children, if at all. We were meant to fade into invisibility as we aged. I defied all of these expectations and so have millions of women like me.'

This is the compelling story of Anne Summers' extraordinary life. Her story has her travelling around the world as she moves from job to job, in newspapers and magazines, advising prime ministers, leading feminist debates, writing memorable and influential books. Anne has not been afraid to walk away from success and to satisfy her constant restlessness by charging down new and risky paths. Whatever position she has held, she has expanded what's possible and helped us see things differently-often at high personal cost.

Anne shares revealing stories about the famous and powerful people she has worked with or reported on and is refreshingly frank about her own anxieties and mistakes. She shares a heart-breaking story of family violence and tells of her ultimate reconciliation with the father who had rejected her. Unfettered and Alive is a provocative and inspiring memoir from someone who broke through so many boundaries to show what women can do.

'It's the story of a lot of things - Australian politics, feminism, journalism, international intrigue - but most of all it's the story of an utterly singular woman, who always says "Yes" to life even when it scares her. Her memory for the events, and her frankness about the fear, make this an extraordinary memoir.' - Annabel Crabb

'Exhilarating and what storytelling!' - Quentin Bryce

'The compelling memoir of a magnificent woman.' - David Marr

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Wholly engaging from beginning to end. Written with courage and flair by an amazing woman. Superb!

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This book gave me insight to Australian history. Anne Summer is such an inspirational character. It has been a long time that I was totally absorbed into a book.

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"It's the story of a lot of things--Australian politics, feminism, journalism, international intrigue but most of all it's the story of an utterly singular woman, who always says "Yes" to life even when it scares her. Her memory for the events, and her frankness about the fear, make this an extraordinary memoir." --Annabel Crabb
"Exhilarating and what storytelling!" --Quentin Bryce

Introduction

1. 'What's the Story, Morning Glory?'

2. Home of the Brave

3. The Press Gallery

4. Foreign Correspondence

5. Mandarins versus Missionaries

6. 'The Times Will Suit Me'

7. 'Real Feminists with Real Money'

8. Media Mogulettes in New York City

9. Paul Keating and the Laminar Flow

10. The Getting of Anger

11. Peace and War

12. Unfettered and Alive

Index

ISBN: 9781743318416
ISBN-10: 1743318413
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 24th October 2018
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3