When you live in a culture you are building a house from the inside. The outsider sees a different view.
The American publisher’s note at the front of TARGET 91:
This Writer’s Life: Very exciting to receive The Sunday Story Club audiobook CD in the post. To hear the fabulous actresses read the stories is both joyful and heart-wrenching. Here is a short sample.
I also recorded a chapter. But why do we find our own voices so strange? My voice always sounds different from what I imagine.
Parents get a lot of information from other parents. Those parents, however, who believe their STYLE of parenting is the ONLY style, tend to lecture others. In other words, parenting is competitive these days. My co-author Doris Brett and I had a wonderful conversation about non-competitive conversations with Shevonne Hunt on her FEED PLAY LOVE podcast when we were in Sydney recently.
The podcast topics show a huge range of things parents worry about today. Whereas for me, I was lucky. My mum just made parenting look like a lot of fun. So my style of parenting was mostly, I guess, Bumbling Through.
LISTEN to PODCAST HERE:
My co-author, Doris Brett & I, were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for The Sunday Story Club at The Happiness & It’s Causes Conference in Sydney a few weeks ago.
THE SUNDAY STORY CLUB (PanMac) shows how to ask questions that open up a conversation. The conference delegates that bought a book said they would use these questions to facilitate better conversations in aged-care, youth groups, and the workplace.
THIS WRITER’S LIFE: I was in Dymocks, Melb CBD, on Friday signing books when up popped an image of The Sunday Story Club on several large screens around the store. But look! The books now have an autographed edition sticker on the cover. That’s never happened to me before.
Big thanks to Dymocks and Zoe for all their enthusiasm. And if you can’t make it to Dymocks:
Our audiobook has just been released. It is a bit spooky hearing your own voice. You can listen to my co-author Doris Brett reading from the introduction (click below the pic).
THIS WRITER’S LIFE: Co-author Doris & I outside the ABC studios Melb. Great interview with Cassie McCullagh, Sydney.
We had time explain that The Sunday Story Club uses quirky questions to step outside the prepared narratives you often use to explain your life experiences. In this way, we learn about ourselves and others. These questions are intriguing to all ages.
We all carry stories within us. THE SUNDAY STORY CLUB (PanMac) is the book group without books where you share your own stories of love, loss, trauma & triumph BOOKTOPIA.
This is one of the real-life stories from The Sunday Story Club.