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Heartfelt Moments In Australian Rules Football

Author : Ross Fitzgerald
ISBN : 1925138941
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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These thirty seven contributions of original essays about the most heartfelt moments in VFL/AFL cut across all divides. Essays include contributions by and about football players, supporters and administrators who are vastly different in religion, class, income, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual preference. The contributors range from Christians such as Cardinal George Pell, Geraldine Doogue, and John Birt to atheists like Ross Fitzgerald, Dick Whitaker and Barry Dickins. Even in politics AFL/VFL unites with contributions from Labor's shadow treasurer Chris Bowen; Liberal Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg; Liberal Foreign Minister Julie Bishop; ex Liberal federal minister Amanda Vanstone and ex Victorian premier, Jeff Kennett. Also a number of contributors uncover how, over the decades, our great game has developed, often for the good, but sometimes not, in terms of its treatment of indigenous players and its dealings with women. Being a lifelong supporter of a club, any club involves a lot of downs and ups. At the very least, to be a true supporter means never giving up or relinquishing one's team. Indeed it means even more than that. Ultimately it is the downs that enable supporters to show their true colours and the depth of their personal attachment and commitment to each club. Thus, as Roger Kahn wrote, in his case about the Brooklyn Dodgers: "You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. With Contributions from ROSS FITZGERALD PHILLIPA POWER, barrister who once was Sydney Swans number 1 ticket holder BRIAN DIXON, former Melbourne footballer 1954-1968 KEN SPILLMAN, WA ambassador for The Footpath Library DICK WHITAKER, meteorologist, author, television and radio presenter BARRY DICKINS, award wining writer PETER LYONS, former sports Editor for the Canberra Times JAMES GILCHRIST, author of Tortured Tales of a Collingwood Tragic FRANK DIMATTINA, former Richmond Champion PHIL TAGELL, author of the book Footy Tragic MATT ZURBO, writer on Australian Rules JEFF KENNETT, former Victorian Premier and former Hawthorn President BILL HAY, artist and former under 19s Sandringham player SUSAN ALBERTI, Vice-President Footscray Football Club CHRIS BOWEN, Shadow Treasurer of Australia CARDINAL GEORGE PELL, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church LES EVERETT, Author of Fremantle Dockers: An Illustrated History PAUL SANTAMARIA, Melbourne barrister and son of BA Santamaria JOHN BIRT, played for Essendon 1957 to 1967 PEGGY O'NEAL, president of the Richmond Football Club. ROBERT PASCOE, Professor of History at Victoria University, Melbourne RICHARD ALLSOP, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs AMANDA VANSTONE, Former Senator for South Australia 1984-2007 CHRIS KENNY, Associate Editor of The Australian GABRIELLE TRAINOR, inaugural director of the GWS Giants. SALLY MURPHY, children's book author MICHAEL GORDON, political editor of The Age JULIE BISHOP, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs CHRIS GRIFFITH, is The Australian newspaper's Senior Technology Journalist. GERALDINE DOOGUE, ABC TV Presenter GERARD HENDERSON, Writer and Author JOHN ELLIOTT, former Carlton President JOSH FRYDENBERG, Member for Kooyong ANTHONY CAPPELLO, Founder of Connor Court Publishing ANDREW IRELAND, CEO/Managing Director of the Sydney Swans MICHAEL O'LOUGHLIN, played 303 matches with the Sydney Swans WEATHERMAN DICK, nom de plume of a well-known Australian meteorologist

Fifty Years Sober

Author : Ross Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9781925736359
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The reality is that if I hadn't stopped drinking and drugging at twenty-five years of age, I wouldn't have made twenty-six." This is Ross Fitzgerald's 42nd book, an updated edition of his 2010 book My Name is Ross. Although he has now succeeded in not drinking alcohol or using drugs for 50 years, in this revised edition the author still calls himself an alcoholic, and pays extended tribute to the role of Alcoholics Anonymous in keeping him on the wagon. His involvement in AA has become a way of life; he still attends two or three meetings a week. A key aspect of AA's therapeutic process involves what can be termed the mechanism of surrender. Instead of telling alcoholics to use their willpower, control their drinking or pull up their socks, AA suggests that a much more efficacious strategy is to admit that, at least in relation to alcohol, they are beaten. With his insight into the scourge of numerous kinds of addiction, Fitzgerald traces the journey of many alcoholics and drug addicts. In this brutally honest and intimate portrayal of his fascinating life - his struggles as well as his successes - Fitzgerald doesn't shy away from his difficult times and regrets, but ultimately has written an uplifting and inspiring book. With the prevalence of alcohol in our daily lives for every celebration or sad occasion, a book like this is needed more than ever.

So Far So Good

Author : Ross Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9781925282559
Genre : Fiction
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Professor Dr Grafton Everest's latest outrageous entertainment takes us to London and New York after a series of hilarious meanderings in the land of Oz. So Far, So Good centres on our hapless professor's obsession with food and fame; his relationship with his increasingly independent wife Janet; their wayward (and soon to be married) daughter Lee-Anne; and his much-loved terrier Maddie. This cleverly plotted satire exposes the sad state of universities and of what now passes for politics in the West. Our obsession with technology, our fear of outsiders and our distrust of elites also come in for a pasting. Caught in a series of concentric conspiracies, Grafton manages to save the day, save the world and even launch Australia on the road to a republic. Well-known author and commentator, Professor Ross Fitzgerald, and Antony Funnell, of ABC Radio National's "Future Tense" fame, have produced the funniest Grafton Everest novel yet. The previous Grafton adventure, Going Out Backwards, was shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Bali Blues

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ISBN : 9789799992109
Genre : Bali (Indonesia : Province)
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Congressional Record

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ISBN : OSU:32437123632990
Genre : Law
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The Australian Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119099922
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The Australasian Sketcher

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010202310
Genre : Australia
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The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Big Man S World

Author : Mikey Robins
ISBN : 0091833817
Genre : Humor
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BIG MAN''S WORLD OVER 30, OVERWEIGHT AND OVERDONE BIG MAN''S WORLD is the perfect book for all those who are sick of ''keeping up appearances'', the ideal manual for letting down gracefully (or disgracefully). It''s a book for men who want to stop pretending to like theatre and stay at home and watch the footy, to let their guts hang out the way nature intended, to shun all forms of vegetarianism and woo woo, to find and set free the caveman lurking within. BIG MAN''S WORLD takes us back to a simpler time when SNAGS were for smothering in tomato sauce and when the men''s movement were a bunch of blokes in a backyard, when eating six pies was a cuase for celebration not alarm, and when quantity was vastly preferable to quality. Triple J''s Mikey Robbins, co-author of the bestselling THREE BEERS AND A CHINESE MEAL, co-host of the top-rating Breakfast Show, and star of ''Good News Week'' on the ABC, Steve Abbott aka The Sandman, author of the bestselling SANDMAN''S ADVICE TO THE UNPOPULAR and THIS IS MY SURFBOARD and star of radio and stage, and Tony Squires, one of the stars of Triple M''s Andrew Denton Show as well as the perennially popular Saturday TV column in the Sydney Morning Herald, have been friends for over twenty years and are the perfect candidates to write such a book (despite being somewhat reluctant to commit to anything htat resembles work - but what can ou expect of the exponents of a philosophy that extolls the vitues of sloth and procrastination?) BIG MAN''S WORLD is an hilarious tribute to that last bastion of Untamed Australia: The Bloke. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, puzzles and illustrations by Michael Bell - example attached - BIG MAN''S WORLD will revolutionise the way men think about themselves and the way the world thinks about them; in this age of milennial change and shifting perceptions, it''s good to know (and accept, ladies) that some things will never change. AUTHOR INFORMATION Steve, Mikey and Tony were all born in Newcastle and became friends during their no doubt troubled adolescences. They all gravitated towards the entertainment industry as the occupation least likely to demand hard work. All ended up in that strangely hip Eighties outfit, The Castanet Club before heaving themselves towards Sydney, where they are now mini-icons of the airwaves, radio being a unanimous choice for them because of the total lack of dress code involved. Mikey occasionally dons a suit for his appearances in ''McFeast'' and ''Good News Week'', but Steve and Tony are committed tracksuitpantsmen. SELLING POINTS *** The perfect Father''s Day present for anyone with a sense of humour, particularly if they''ve got a bit of a gut. *** We will support the Father''s Day aspect of the book by sending out BMW window display kits, including stubbie holder. thongs etc. *** All three authors have great media profiles: Mikey with Triple J and his breakfast program with Paul McDermott and Sandman (rating very well), as well as his regular spot on ''Good News Week'' and co-presenter on ''McFeast''. Steve Abbott as the Sandman appears on Paul and Mikey''s show three days a week, and Sandy''s books and T-shirts are bestsellers. Tony Squires'' television column in the Sydney Morning Herald has an enormous following, and he is currently writing for Andrew Denton and appearing on his Triple M Breakfast Show. *** We will have great fun with the media on BIG MAN''S WORLD, and the book will be alluded to on Triple J and promoted heavily on Triple M. The boys will also be appearing on eachother''s shows and will get their mates in the media to give them a hand. Tony is sure he can get an extract into the Sydney Morning Herald. *** The book will be fabulously illustrated by Michael Bell and will also include silly photos of the boys and lots of pages of puzzles. *** There will be a fabulous celebrity-packed launch for BG MAN''S WORLD that will involve us taking over Clovelly Bowling Club and hosting a Celebrity Darts Competition. The me

The Hollywood Reporter

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ISBN : IND:30000008317269
Genre : Motion picture industry
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