Writers @ Stanton: Leigh Sales

Date : 
02 October 2018 
Venue: Stanton Library
Council Event
Cost: Free

Event Details

The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable in 'Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience, and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life'.

 

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories – and a terrifying brush with her own mortality – sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next?

 

In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who’ve faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she’s learned about coping with life’s unexpected blows.

 

Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don’t know we have.

 

We are expecting a large crowd for this event. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

The author talk is followed by question time and the opportunity for book signing.

There is seating for 100 people and standing room is available.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

If you have specific accessibility or seating requirements, please contact the library prior to the event.

Time

Tuesday
02 October 2018 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Venue

Stanton Library
234 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060

Contact

For more information please contact Stanton Library.

Telephone
: 9936 8400

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