AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 8072535003092929306.jpg
Image courtesy of publisher's website.
y separately published work icon Unfettered and Alive : A Memoir single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Unfettered and Alive : A Memoir
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'This is the exhilarating story of Anne Summers' extraordinary career as a journalist, author, policy maker, political advisor, bureaucrat, board member, editor, publisher and political activist. Her story as she travels around the world moving from job to job, in newspapers and magazines, advising prime ministers, leading feminists debates, presiding over Greenpeace International, 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.

'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 as well as her, at times, heart-breaking family story of violence and ultimate reconciliation. Unfettered and Alive is a provocative and inspiring memoir by a woman who broke through so many boundaries to show what women can do.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
      image of person or book cover 8072535003092929306.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2018.

      ISBN: 9781743318416

Other Formats

Works about this Work

Unfinished Business : The Lives of Two Influential Feminists Zora Simic , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 407 2018; (p. 12-13)

'When Anne Summers first met Germaine Greer at a raucous house party in Balmain in the early 1970s, she threw up in front of her after too many glasses of Jim Beam. Almost fifty years later, she muses that perhaps that early encounter was one of the reasons why they ‘never really connected’. After reading Summers’ latest memoir, Unfettered and Alive, in tandem with Elizabeth Kleinhenz’s Germaine: The life of Germaine Greer, I can think of a few others.'  (Introduction)

Anne Summers’ New Memoir and the Bitter Struggle Over Memory Narratives of Feminism Camilla Nelson , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 2 November 2018;

'Years ago, when I was young, I lived in an apartment in Sydney’s Potts Point that looked straight down into Anne Summers’ house. Summers had recently published her “Letter to the Next Generation” – and it’s likely that any discomfort not arising from the strange proximity of our urban views was directly attributable to this.'   (Publication summary)

Anne Summers’ New Memoir and the Bitter Struggle Over Memory Narratives of Feminism Camilla Nelson , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 2 November 2018;

'Years ago, when I was young, I lived in an apartment in Sydney’s Potts Point that looked straight down into Anne Summers’ house. Summers had recently published her “Letter to the Next Generation” – and it’s likely that any discomfort not arising from the strange proximity of our urban views was directly attributable to this.'   (Publication summary)

Unfinished Business : The Lives of Two Influential Feminists Zora Simic , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 407 2018; (p. 12-13)

'When Anne Summers first met Germaine Greer at a raucous house party in Balmain in the early 1970s, she threw up in front of her after too many glasses of Jim Beam. Almost fifty years later, she muses that perhaps that early encounter was one of the reasons why they ‘never really connected’. After reading Summers’ latest memoir, Unfettered and Alive, in tandem with Elizabeth Kleinhenz’s Germaine: The life of Germaine Greer, I can think of a few others.'  (Introduction)

Last amended 16 Jul 2019 13:06:08
X