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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'From his first drink at the age of fourteen Ross Fitzgerald has struggled with alcoholism. His story is one about despair, courage and hope - and living to see another day. Insightful, brutally honest and inspiring, My Name is Ross is his account of life as an alcoholic and his battle to get sober and stay sober.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Books , 2010 .
      Extent: ix, 226p., [12]p. of platesp.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: February 2010.
      • Includes end notes and bibliography.
      ISBN: 9781742231020 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Of Intemperance, Class and Gender in Colonial Queensland : A Working-Class Woman's Account of Alcohol Abuse Howard Le Couteur , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 8 no. 3 2011; (p. 139-157)
'Writings by working-class women are relatively rare in the historical record, especially for mid-nineteenth century Australia. The letters of Julia Cross to her mother in Ely, Cambridgeshire, are notable not just for the mundane matters they discuss, but for the unique insight they give to a woman trapped by her class and gender because of her husband's intemperate habits. In a hard-headed decision, Julia resolved to stay with her husband and live out the consequences. The letters graphically describe her struggle to provide the necessities of life for her family and the stresses of physically protecting her children when her husband was drunk. Julia is revealed as a hard-working and resourceful woman who was committed to giving her children the best she could. The letters give us access to one working-class woman's perspective on men's drinking, one that was certainly not the narrow vision of the domestic sphere associated with the middle class. Julia found spaces outside the domestic sphere in which to work for her family's benefit.' (Author's abstract)
The Struggle To Be Sober Roy Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 January 2010; (p. 24-25)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Personal Pain of Demons and Drink Joshua Rosner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 January 2010; (p. 15)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Long Day's Journey into Sobriety Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 5 no. 1 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
AA Saved Me From Death, Historian Reveals Jared Owens , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 February 2010; (p. 5)
Let's Celebrate 40 Years of Sobriety David Messer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 February 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Drink and the Demons Within Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Books Terry Oberg , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 February 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
On the Booze Michael Wilding , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 117-118)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
'Time, Gentlemen, Please' Richard Harding , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 62-63)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Defending the Author Phillipa McGuinness , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 6)
Untitled Bill Tully , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , March no. 33 2010; (p. 21-)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
The Struggle To Be Sober Roy Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 January 2010; (p. 24-25)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Personal Pain of Demons and Drink Joshua Rosner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 January 2010; (p. 15)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Long Day's Journey into Sobriety Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 5 no. 1 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Let's Celebrate 40 Years of Sobriety David Messer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 February 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Drink and the Demons Within Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Books Terry Oberg , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 February 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
On the Booze Michael Wilding , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 117-118)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
'Time, Gentlemen, Please' Richard Harding , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 62-63)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled Bill Tully , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , March no. 33 2010; (p. 21-)

— Review of My Name Is Ross : An Alcoholic's Journey Ross Fitzgerald 2010 single work autobiography
AA Saved Me From Death, Historian Reveals Jared Owens , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 February 2010; (p. 5)
Defending the Author Phillipa McGuinness , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 6)
Of Intemperance, Class and Gender in Colonial Queensland : A Working-Class Woman's Account of Alcohol Abuse Howard Le Couteur , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 8 no. 3 2011; (p. 139-157)
'Writings by working-class women are relatively rare in the historical record, especially for mid-nineteenth century Australia. The letters of Julia Cross to her mother in Ely, Cambridgeshire, are notable not just for the mundane matters they discuss, but for the unique insight they give to a woman trapped by her class and gender because of her husband's intemperate habits. In a hard-headed decision, Julia resolved to stay with her husband and live out the consequences. The letters graphically describe her struggle to provide the necessities of life for her family and the stresses of physically protecting her children when her husband was drunk. Julia is revealed as a hard-working and resourceful woman who was committed to giving her children the best she could. The letters give us access to one working-class woman's perspective on men's drinking, one that was certainly not the narrow vision of the domestic sphere associated with the middle class. Julia found spaces outside the domestic sphere in which to work for her family's benefit.' (Author's abstract)
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