AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 7652261142013556785.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
y separately published work icon The Elegant Art of Falling Apart single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Elegant Art of Falling Apart
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'A candid and compelling memoir about getting through the darkest days with grace, dignity, humour, beauty and sanity.

'After completing seven months of gruelling treatments for breast cancer Jessica Jones travelled to Sydney to begin a celebratory three-month holiday with her boyfriend only to find herself D.O.A. - Dumped On Arrival! Marooned half a world away from her current home in London, with little money she faced a decision: return immediately, heartbroken and defeated or step forward into the unknown. Jessica made the decision to stay, to undertake a new adventure.

'Told in the first person, Jessica s book relates her encounter with cancer, mental breakdown and hospitalisation in Australia and her return to London. As the story unfolds it is interspersed with vignettes that delve into the past, mining the rich vein of her life s experience: a life studded with what self-help writers euphemistically call 'opportunities for growth.'

'THE ELEGANT ART OF FALLING APART tells how Jessica learned to cope with whatever life threw at her and she did it all with style, grace and a smile on her face.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2011 .
      image of person or book cover 7652261142013556785.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: viii, 351 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9780733627439 (pbk.)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Unbound ,
      2011 .
      Extent: x, 293 pp.
      Edition info: Revised edition
      ISBN: 9781908717245

Works about this Work

Non Fiction Angie Smith , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 -13 November 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of The Elegant Art of Falling Apart Jessica Jones , 2011 single work autobiography
Sex, Addiction and Breast Cancer Karen Hardy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 23 October 2011; (p. 6-7)
Non Fiction Angie Smith , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 -13 November 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of The Elegant Art of Falling Apart Jessica Jones , 2011 single work autobiography
Sex, Addiction and Breast Cancer Karen Hardy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 23 October 2011; (p. 6-7)

Awards

2012 winner Australian Publishers Association Awards APA Book Design Awards Young Designer of the Year Awarded to Hannah Robinson
Last amended 26 Mar 2015 16:25:46
X