This week’s giveaway book is by Australia’s memoir expert (and presenter of AWC’s Life Writing course), Patti Miller. The book is True Friends – a revealing and relatable memoir about the making and unmaking of friendships. We have three copies to be won.
“It's hard to know exactly when the friendship with Gina ended. It could have been when the sudden text message from her arrived, or it could have been a slow slide out of favour that I willed myself not to see. What matters is that it did end, and I don't know why.”
Friendships are among the most important relationships in our lives, often outlasting love affairs, marriages, even, at times, family connections. The loss of a friend can be one of life's most disturbing events, yet these ‘friend break-ups' are little acknowledged in our culture.
In True Friends, acclaimed author Patti Miller recounts the joyful making and then painful ending of a long, close friendship. It is a deep and influential relationship in her life, but when it inexplicably unravels, Patti is left searching for answers. As she tries to make sense of this ending, Patti considers other important friendships throughout her life, questioning who we are drawn to, what we really know of each other and why some friendships endure while others end.
Evocative and intimate, this engaging book brings together the personal and the universal and reminds us of the centrality of friendships in our lives.
To win a copy of this special memoir, this week we’d like you to tell us in 10 words or fewer WHAT MAKES SOMEONE A TRUE FRIEND? – either using individual words or a sentence. Our three favourite entries will win a copy of this book.
Entries close midday Monday 18 April 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.