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When:

Mon 31 Aug 2015, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: South Perth Community Hall, Cnr South Tce and Sandgate Street, South Perth, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: southperthlib

Jessica Rowe; deeply honest, funny, gut-wrenching and touching “in conversation” with Book Reviews Editor from the West Australian Newspapers, Amanda Ellis for this Special Edition Author talk presented by South Perth Libraries and Dymocks Garden City.

"Is This My Beautiful Life?" is an extraordinary memoir that reveals Jessica as a woman who thought it would be easy to have it all, do it all. But what was supposed to be her beautiful life derailed in the very public collapse of her television career accompanied by astonishingly hurtful public trolling, her long struggle to conceive, finally taking the IVF path, her fears and what she believed to be failings as a mother and in her professional life, and the diagnosis of post-natal depression. Thankfully, with proper medical help, her beloved husband and family, Jessica ultimately rediscovers her 'sparkle'.

Jessica is passionate about news and current affairs as well as advocacy work for mental health organisations. She is patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia, ambassador for beyondblue and patron of its work on postnatal depression. Jessica is on the board of the George Gregan Foundation and is a member of the IVF Australia Ethics Committee.

Books available for purchase and signing on the night.

Bookings are essential. To book, please visit our library website.