RECOMMENDED READING: Stirring, straight-talking, incredibly inspiring, funny and full-on – Lucy Bloom is one of a kind, and so is her memoir.
Lucy’s openhearted interest in the world has taken her from jillarooing on a cattle farm to maternity hospitals in Ethiopia, from marshalling a cross-country carnival in northern Uganda to CEO briefings in the back of a tuk-tuk in Cambodia. Hers has been a life of fighting for the underdog only to find out that, sometimes, the underdog is her. Taking all dramatic life-turns, side-steps and face-plants in her stride, Lucy has rebuilt her life every time, with love and adventure at its heart, plus a side order of mischief.
Rollicking, rude, brimful with joy, and written with a take-no-prisoners, bare-all honesty, this book is a call to arms. It’s a book to make you laugh out loud, nod your head in recognition, re-charge your life and let loose.
‘My deepest wish is that reading this book makes you want to do cool stuff, make plans, launch that business, pack your bags, shave your head, ride that horse, date that hottie, apply for that job, chuck that party – and, most of all, get your girls out, whatever that means for you.’
First published in Australia in 2019 by HarperCollinsPublishers Australia
Second edition published in 2020 for global distribution by Flamingo Publishing
Copyright © Lucy Bloom 2020
Who is recommending this book?
‘This memoir is so full of life and its ups and downs. You will start reading it again as soon as you finish. We are all richer for knowing Lucy.’ Wendy Whiteley, OAM
‘Lucy tells powerful stories of human tenacity and love; she inspires all with her insight into the human spirit.’ Bernard Salt, AM
Men love it too …
‘It’s so funny, insightful, moving and inspiring. This is such a great book and not just for the girls. It’s actually a really important read for men.’ Richard Field, Goodreads
‘As a bloke reading this book there were short parts that were a little uncomfortable to read, and that’s OK because life is filled with uncomfortable truths. What’s important is the book is still an excellent read for blokes …’ Sputnik Sputnik, Goodreads