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Outspoken Author Event – Speaking Frankly: Clare Bowditch with Steven Lang
November 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. But what of the stories she used to tell herself? That ‘real life’ only begins once you’re thin or beautiful, that good things only happen to other people.
‘Your Own Kind of Girl’ reveals a childhood punctuated by grief, anxiety and compulsion, and tells how these forces shaped Clare’s life for better and for worse. With startling candour, Clare lays bare her truth in the hope that doing so will inspire anyone who’s ever done battle with their inner critic. Happiness, we discover, is only possible when we take charge of the stories we tell ourselves.
We’re very pleased to be able to welcome Clare Bowditch to Maleny as part of her ‘Speaking Frankly’ tour. She’ll be talking about her memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl, with local author and event organiser Steven Lang.
‘The words that kept coming to me over and over again as I read this book were authenticity and decency. Clare Bowditch made me feel how wonderful and difficult and amazing it is to be a human.’ – Leigh Sales