Woman of Substances

Author: Jenny Valentish

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9215


Journalist Jenny Valentish takes a gendered look at drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Mining the expertise of 35 leading researchers, clinicians and psychiatrists, she explores the early predictors of addictive behaviour, such as trauma, temperament and impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours – such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex – are interchangeable with problematic substance use. From her childhood in suburban Slough to her chaotic formative years in the London music scene, we follow her journey to Australia, where she experiences firsthand treatment facilities and AA groups, and reflects whether or not they are meeting the needs of women. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read. In Australia it was nominated for a prestigious Walkley Book Award. 'Employing expert interviews and research, each rich personal episode is contextualised within the under-examined issue of women's substance abuse. Detailed, insightful and told with a feature writer's narrative flair' Bookseller and Publisher. 'Engages readers with storytelling while presenting scientific findings and theories in a way that is accessible to a broad audience' Broadsheet. 'Part monograph, part memoir, part Ginsbergian howl of outrage at a culture in which gender bias is a tenet. It is a work of compellingly articulate anger' The Australian. 'In straightforward, lively prose she relates even her darkest moments without self-pity or aggrandisement, and often with a streak of gallows humour, leading to more laugh-out-loud lines than you might expect' The Saturday Paper. 'We need books like this, and writers like Valentish, to give voice to our frustrations and concerns, to help legitimise and mobilise' Kill Your Darlings. 'Valentish's passion lies in exploring the underlying causes and their effects and, in the most female of ways, offering companionship and reassurance for her readers' The Monthly. 'Doesn't mince her words' Sydney Morning Herald.

Woman of Substances

Author: Jenny Valentish

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781525248283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

View: 7918


Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with problematic substance use. Valentish follows the pathways that women, in particular, take into addiction - and out again. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read.

Woman of Substances

Author: Jenny Valentish

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 186395922X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 2414


Melbourne on Film

Author: Melbourne International Film Festival

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1743822596

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 6949


International Film Festival (MIFF) is Australia’s most revered celebration of cinema. It is one of the world’s oldest and most storied film festivals, continuously running since 1952. MIFF’s 70th edition will include a specially curated program of films depicting the iconic and little-seMelbourneen moments where our city and our cinema meet. To commemorate this event, Black Inc. has partnered with the festival to produce an exciting collection of essays on select films from the program. Melbourne has a long, rich and diverse film history. It was the city where the first ever feature-length film was screened in 1906 – The Story of the Kelly Gang. It was also the birthplace of classics like Monkey Grip, Ghosts of the Civil Dead, The Castle and Mad Max, plus many fascinating shorts and experimental films. Melbourne on Film is both a celebration of filmmaking in Melbourne, and a tribute to the city’s unique creative history. The first collection of its kind, it includes personal reflections on the legacy and influence of these key films by some of the city’s favourite writers, including Christos Tsiolkas, Sarah Krasnostein, John Safran, Osman Faruqi, Tristen Harwood and Judith Lucy. Melbourne on Film will be treasured by cinephiles and readers of intelligent essays on arts and culture.

Neurocognitive Interpretations of Australian Literature

Author: Jean-François Vernay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000442861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

View: 2862


This unique book on neurocognitive interpretations of Australian literature covers a wide range of analyses by discussing Australian Literary Studies, Aboriginal literary texts, women writers, ethnic writing, bestsellers, neurodivergence fiction, emerging as well as high- profile writers, literary hoaxes and controversies, book culture, and LGBTIQA+ authors, to name a few. It eclectically brings together a wide gamut of cognitive concepts and literary genres at the intersection of Australian literary studies and cognitive literary studies in the first single-author volume of its kind. It takes Australian Literary Studies into the age of neuroawareness and provides new pathways in contemporary criticism.

The Writer Laid Bare

Author: Lee Kofman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1920727566

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 2059


A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Show Me Where it Hurts

Author: Kylie Maslen

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925923584

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 1718


Personal essay meets pop-culture critique in this unflinchingly honest collection about chronic illness and misogyny in medicine, by Adelaide writer Kylie Maslen

Intimate Partner Violence

Author: Connie Mitchell

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195179323

Category: Medical

Page: 565

View: 2575


Intimate partner violence is a challenging problem that health professionals encounter on a daily basis. This volume thoroughly compiles the current knowledge and health science and provides a strong foundation for students, educators, clinicians, and researchers on prevention, assessment, and intervention.

War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia

Author: Steve Proposch,Christopher Sequeira,Bryce Stevens

Publisher: Clan Destine Press

ISBN: 0648523683

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 1400


Marauders from Mars War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia sheds fresh, Antipodean light on H.G. Wells' original tale in stories that traverse the southern continent. Home to the planet's longest-surviving mysteries, Australia now plays victim to marauding Martians in this outstanding collection of exciting stories set in the past, present and future. Australian Invasion It is well-known that Wells found vital inspiration for his 1897 novel in the horrific plight of Tasmanian Aboriginals who, within his lifetime, were virtually wiped out by the warfare and disease brought by foreign invaders. In Battleground Australia we discover that the war with Mars was not confined to England and did not end with all Martians destroyed by disease. In Australia some of the aliens survived and went underground, to emerge a century or more later. Best Science Fiction A Collection of Australia's best-selling literary, crime and speculative fiction writers including: Kerry Greenwood, Jack Dann, Carmel Bird, Jenny Valentish, Janeen Webb, Sean Williams, Kaaron Warren and Angela Meyer with a foreword by film director Alex Proyas (The Crow; I, Robot; Gods of Egypt)