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Winner, 2008 IP Picks Best Creative Non-Fiction Award.
This memoir is a nostalgic insight into what it was like to grow up in Australia in the 1930s and 40s. Mixed with undertones of delightful humour and fading innocence. Audio version performed by Anne Stevenson.
Deborah Kay teams up with award-winning social issues journalist Barry Levy to provide a courageous and compassionate account of what happened to her, and how she avoided being warped by her experiences, allowing, as she puts it, pockets of sunlight to shine through her.
John Saunders tells, with an open heart, the story of a man confronting and coming to terms with the sexual and physical abuse he endured as a boy at school and at home. The book is an interwoven, moving and insightful memoir, a healing guide for abuse survivors and a practical handbook for those wishing to confront the perpetrators of their own abuse through the justice system and seek compensation.
You Only Want Me for My Mind reveals a quirky boy born not only with cerebral palsy but with an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles and mobilise people. In a world reminiscent of My Left Foot and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, we watch him laugh off the verdicts of the experts as he grows towards a life of his choosing – as an independent artist, writer and mentor for young people.