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y separately published work icon Your Own Kind of Girl : A Memoir single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Your Own Kind of Girl : A Memoir
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'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. This is a heart-breaking, wise and at times playful memoir. Clare's own story told raw and as it happened. A reminder that even on the darkest of nights, victory is closer than it seems.

'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. This is the work of a woman who has found her true power— and wants to pass it on. Happiness, we discover, is only possible when we take charge of the stories we tell ourselves.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2019 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 352p.
      Reprinted: May 2021 (pbk)
      Note/s:
      • Published 28th October 2019.
      ISBN: 9781760528959 (hbk), 9781761065002 (pbk)

Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.
  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Live Recording : Clare Bowditch on Her New Memoir Susan Carland (interviewer), Melbourne : Readings , 2019 23469807 2019 single work podcast interview

'Clare Bowditch chats with Dr Susan Carland about her frank and powerful memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl. This is a live recording from our event.' (Production summary)

Spotlight Andrew McMillen , 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 November 2019; (p. 3)

'Melbourne singer-songwriter CLARE BOWDITCH , 44, has written a memoir that details how she learned to confront anxiety and depression while pursuing a career in music.'  (Introduction)

Spotlight Andrew McMillen , 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 November 2019; (p. 3)

'Melbourne singer-songwriter CLARE BOWDITCH , 44, has written a memoir that details how she learned to confront anxiety and depression while pursuing a career in music.'  (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Live Recording : Clare Bowditch on Her New Memoir Susan Carland (interviewer), Melbourne : Readings , 2019 23469807 2019 single work podcast interview

'Clare Bowditch chats with Dr Susan Carland about her frank and powerful memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl. This is a live recording from our event.' (Production summary)

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