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Jenny Valentish Jenny Valentish i(A124960 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 2006
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Journalist and memoirist.

Born in England and raised in Slough (in Berkshire, on the outer fringes of London), Valentish moved to Australia in 2006. She is the former editor of Time Out Melbourne and Triple J’s Jmag, and has published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Saturday Paper. In 2017, she published her memoir Woman of Substances, an account of the process of quitting drinking in 2009.

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y separately published work icon Woman of Substances : A Journey into Addiction and Treatment Carlton : Schwartz , 2017 10985034 2017 single work autobiography

'Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with problematic substance use. Valentish follows the pathways that women, in particular, take into addiction - and out again. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read.' (Publication Summary)

2017 longlisted Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book
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