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Note: Written by Craig Hamilton with Neil Jameson.
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Broken Open
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'Broken Open is the story of ABC sports broadcaster Craig Hamilton and how, on the eve of the biggest undertaking of his career, he suffered a complete mental breakdown.

'Instead of covering the Sydney Olympics Craig was confined to a padded cell in a mental institution and later diagnosed as suffering bipolar disorder. This catastrophe not only denied Craig his place at the Games, it almost ruined his career and turned his role as devoted husband and father into a living hell.

'From his initial shocking breakdown to his gradual and eventual recovery, Craig sifts through the evidence to identify the warning signs that might have told him he was in serious trouble. This trail identifies a family man who could be so typical of any of us. It illustrates that mental illness is not something that just happens to other people. It is an issue much closer to home and touches many more lives than we could ever imagine.' (From the publisher's website.)

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Bipolar disorder.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (autobiographical).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 2004 .
      Extent: x, 261p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 1863254560
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2011 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 29 September 2011.
      ISBN: 9781742746234 (epub.)

Works about this Work

Commentator's Big Call on Depression Myles Peterson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 September 2011; (p. 5)
Commentator's Big Call on Depression Myles Peterson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 September 2011; (p. 5)
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