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Turia Pitt Turia Pitt i(6385620 works by)
Born: Established: 1987 ;
Gender: Female
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Turia Pitt is an author, marathon runner, ambassador, and bushfire survivor. As a 24-year-old mining engineer in 2011, she entered an ultra-marathon race and was caught in a fire in the remote Kimberly region. Turia escaped with catastrophic burns to 65 per cent of her body.

Pitt has written numerous books including non-fiction Good Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens to Nail Life. Her two autobiographies, Unmasked and Everything to Live For serve as inspiration to all readers - both have been shortlisted for the Australian Biography of the Year award.

In 2014, Pitt was nominated for Young Australian of the Year (NSW).

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y separately published work icon Unmasked Sydney : Random House Australia , 2017 10791080 2017 single work autobiography

'It’s been five years since Turia Pitt made headlines for having barely survived her ordeal in the desert. And in that time, she has become one of the most inspirational women in Australia.

'Whether via the numerous media reports, 60 Minutes specials, Women’s Weekly cover stories or her first book, Everything To Live For, we know about the why, how and what of that fateful day in September 2011. We know how she died four times on the operating table and her tortuous road to recovery. We’ve had a glimpse of the love of her boyfriend, Michael, that sustained her, and seen hints of the inner-strength that has made her one of the most admired women in the country. But until now, the true essence of this most remarkable Australian, plus the toll her accident has all taken on her and those around her, have remained a mystery.

'How and why does she push herself to ever greater physical and mental limits? What does she see when she looks in the mirror? How does her sudden celebrity (for the most unorthodox of reasons) sit with her? What lessons has she learned in the past five years? And, crucially, how can each and every one of us take those lessons and apply them to our own lives?

'More than a simple chronology of events – and against the backdrop of a never-ending series of impressive physical feats, including climbing the Great Wall of China, walking the Kokoda Track and competing in not one but two Ironman competitions – this book unmasks the real Turia: funny, fierce, intelligent, flawed.

'With the benefit of hindsight and five years’ worth of getting of wisdom, Turia is only now able to account for how she prevailed where others might have faltered. And for the first time, in this book we get to know the people who – by Turia’s own admission – made her recovery possible.

'Unmasked will reveal the woman behind the headlines, and in so doing, uncover the grace, humour and inner-steel that gets Turia Pitt through every day – and which leaves the rest of us watching on in amazement. '  (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted The Readings Young Adult Book Prize

for young adult edition.

2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
y separately published work icon Everything to Live For Everything to Live For : The Inspirational Story of Turia Pitt North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2013 6385641 2013 single work autobiography

'In September 2011, Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her dream job in the far north of Western Australia, entered an ultra-marathon race that would change her life forever. Trapped by a fire in a gorge in the remote Kimberly region, Turia and five other competitors had nowhere to run. Turia escaped with catastrophic burns to 65 per cent of her body.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2014 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
Last amended 4 Feb 2020 09:24:00
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