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Unfettered and alive : a memoir / Anne Summers
Bib ID 7860567
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Summers, Anne, 1945- author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018 
©2018 
xvi, 477 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781743318416 (hardback)
1743318413 (hardback)
Summary

The inspiring autobiography of one of Australia's most influential women, from journalist to policy maker to change agent at large. '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.

Notes

National Library of Australia's N copy was signed by Anne Summers, 8 November 2018.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-454) and index.

Subjects Summers, Anne, 1945-  |  Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography.  |  Women journalists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Authors, Australian -- Biography.  |  Authors -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Feminists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian
Form/genre Autobiographies.

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