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y separately published work icon Cathy : Her Own Story single work   autobiography  
Note: Written with Scott Gullan.
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Cathy : Her Own Story
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'"I'm just a little black girl who can run fast, and here I am sitting in the Olympic stadium, with one hundred and twelve thousand people screaming my name. How the hell did I get here?"

Few of us will forget Cathy Freeman's gold-winning run at the Sydney Olympic Games. With the expectations of a nation on her shoulders, her victory that night confirmed her as a national hero. But the win was more than just a sporting triumph. In that euphoric moment, Cathy Freeman symbolised our best and broadest vision of ourselves, a reconciled Australia. She became our Cathy.

For the first time, in her own words, Cathy Freeman tells the story of her remarkable life. With characteristic honesty she talks about growing up black in a white world, about her large, close-knit family, her complicated relationship with Nick Bideau, marriage to Sandy Bodecker and their painful separation. She talks about how it feels to represent your country, the price of fame, and the real reasons behind her heart-wrenching decision to retire.

Cathy tells us what it's like to be Cathy Freeman. Her strength, courage, and magnetic personality are reflected on every page.' Source: Publishers' blurb (Sighted 28/07/2009).

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Notes

  • Dedication: For children everywhere - have the courage to follow your dreams.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2003 .
      image of person or book cover 4757637836910421661.jpg
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      Extent: 395p.
      Description: illus., [32] p. of plates, (chiefly col.), ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 0670906492
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2004 .
      Extent: 395p.
      Description: illus. [32] p. of plates.
      ISBN: 0143002635

Works about this Work

Against the Clock Bill Murray , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 261 2004; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Measure of Success : A Personal Perspective Ron Clarke , 2004 single work autobiography ; Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography
A Couple of Good Sports Greg Baum , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 December 2003; (p. 5)

— Review of Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography
Miscellany Tony Maniaty , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 December 2003; (p. 12)

— Review of Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography ; Gallipoli Diaries : The Anzac's Own Story Day by Day 2003 anthology diary ; My Island Home : A Torres Strait Memoir John Singe , 2003 single work autobiography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography ; Jason McCartney : After Bali Ben Collins , Jason McCartney , 2003 single work autobiography
Better Part of Valour Madonna King , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 November 2003; (p. 15)
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography ; Jason McCartney : After Bali Ben Collins , Jason McCartney , 2003 single work autobiography
Miscellany Tony Maniaty , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 December 2003; (p. 12)

— Review of Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography ; Gallipoli Diaries : The Anzac's Own Story Day by Day 2003 anthology diary ; My Island Home : A Torres Strait Memoir John Singe , 2003 single work autobiography
A Couple of Good Sports Greg Baum , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 December 2003; (p. 5)

— Review of Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography
Against the Clock Bill Murray , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 261 2004; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Measure of Success : A Personal Perspective Ron Clarke , 2004 single work autobiography ; Cathy : Her Own Story Cathy Freeman , Scott Gullan , 2003 single work autobiography
Cathy Books in for a New Dream Jamie Walker , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 October 2003; (p. 3)
Golden Girl Ready for a New Chapter 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 October 2003; (p. 8)
Cathy's New Book Tells of Turmoil 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 312 2003; (p. 65)
Better Part of Valour Madonna King , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 November 2003; (p. 15)
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