The Good Girl Stripped Bare | Harper Collins Australia

The Good Girl Stripped Bare

by Tracey Spicer

On Sale: 24/04/2017

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About the Book

From bogan to boned and beyond - a full-frontal 'femoir' by one of Australia's best-loved journalists

From bogan to boned and beyond – a full-frontal femoir Tracey Spicer was always the good girl. Inspired by Jana Wendt, this bogan from the Brisbane backwaters waded through the 'cruel and shallow money trench' of television to land a dream role: national news anchor for a commercial network. But the journalist found that, for women, TV was less about news and more about helmet hair, masses of makeup and fatuous fashion, in an era when bosses told you to 'stick your tits out', 'lose two inches off your arse', and 'quit before you're too long in the tooth'. Still, Tracey plastered on a smile and did what she was told. But when she was sacked by email after having a baby, this good girl turned 'bad', taking legal action against the network for pregnancy discrimination. In this frank and funny 'femoir' - part memoir, part manifesto - Tracey 'sheconstructs' the structural barriers facing women in the workplace and encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl. "Glows with the wisdom of a woman who has learned essential truths about love, life and happiness" - Caroline Overington "Wickedly witty and wonderfully wise" - Wendy Harmer "Fiercely smart and ferociously funny" - Benjamin Law

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733335631
  • ISBN 10: 0733335632
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 24/04/2017
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

Biography

Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast whose TEDx Talk 'The Lady Stripped Bare' has been seen by more than 1.5 million people. Tracey has anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for several TV networks, and has brought her sassy style to talkback radio. Her columns have appeared in metropolitan newspapers and on news websites. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice and commitment to equality, she has a wicked sense of humour -- something of a prerequisite for a career in the media.


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