My Name Is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey

My Name Is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey

by Ross Fitzgerald
     
 

Brutally honest and inspiring, this narrative tells the story of a well-known writer’s life as an alcoholic and his struggle to become—and stay—sober. Beginning with his first drink at the age of 14, this unique account traces the author’s relationship with alcohol, taking readers on a journey from substance abuse and despair to hope

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Brutally honest and inspiring, this narrative tells the story of a well-known writer’s life as an alcoholic and his struggle to become—and stay—sober. Beginning with his first drink at the age of 14, this unique account traces the author’s relationship with alcohol, taking readers on a journey from substance abuse and despair to hope and courage. Both heart-wrenching and enlightening, this chronicle is a strong personal story of triumph over substance abuse that will grip readers from the start. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"After a lifetime writing about other people, Fitzgerald turns the spotlight on himself in this his latest, and most important, book. A revelation . . . and an inspiration."  —Nigel Marsh, author, Fat Forty and Fired

"Ross Fitzgerald’s remarkable life journey with and without alcohol and substance abuse is both candid and confronting. And never more relevant to the times in which we live."  —Anne and Gerard Henderson, directors, The Sydney Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742231020
Publisher:
UNSW Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Ross Fitzgerald is a writer, a broadcaster, a historian, and a political commentator. He is the author of 32 books, including The Footy Club, The Greatest Game, and ‘Red Ted’: The Life of E.G. Theodore, which was short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Prize and the National Biography Award. He also writes regular columns for the Australian and the Spectator Australia and reviews for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Weekend Australian.

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