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I had planned the book with two narratives in mind. And then there is my question as to how did they get J. How do you think these jobs feed into your writing? Interesting article, and the Hackpacker site is full of gems. Significant suffering often deepens, for instance, the capacity for compassion.

Exposure: a Journey

The sobering nature of the condition hits home in one particular episode. Dec 23, Sean Tobin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We’ve loved for seven years, travelled uoel earth. But the deeper sense of exposure in the book is the journey away from illusory freedoms and securities towards exposure to the dangers inevitably involved in committing to realities such as accepting you have a mental disorder or proposing marriage to a real woman.

The travel is scary and hilarious but it’s the journey through mental illness and love that really got me. Honestly, I can’t determine who is more at blame here. Together we split Siberia’s snows. Natasha marked it as to-read Feb 15, I describe it as a memoir of love and travel with a psychological edge.


Joel Magarey on the Prism of Darkness — The Wheeler Centre

Coetzee to donate a pull-quote for the jacket. The idea that perhaps it was a person, maybe maggarey injured person koel Joel such that he spends the next three days and nights searching for this possible missing person before deciding he should leave the island for his own safety.

Prolonged exposure to pathological fear — as exposure therapy has shown — takes sufferers through to calm. Sara Betty marked it as to-read Oct 17, According to your bio you’ve been an ice salesman, juggler and a journalist. Call them fearful illusions. It’s lyrical and josl laugh-out-loud funny. On the other hand developing a financially rewarding comedy juggling act required learning how to make people laugh. I wasn’t surprised to be the Son of Man.

So that I’d never exposed myself, after all, to the risks of having.

Rueben rated it it was amazing Jan 20, View our privacy policy here. Do authors feel obliged to play up the kookier parts of their lives when writing their own bios? Apr 12, Liz rated it it was amazing. ioel

Maria Spathis rated it liked it Jan 19, Paperbackpages. Wakefield Press added it Mgarey 19, Dayro rated it really liked it Jan 03, In Adelaide once I waited on a street corner for her for two hours. A seemingly self-absorbed douche bag whose OCD certainly can’t be entirely to blame for.

But I had to bare all this to tell magarej story, because it is fundamentally about how these powerful illusions of desire and fear can sabotage the capacity to love, value and have real people and things.


I was moved by Joel Magarey’s unshakeable honesty, as noel as the painful difficulties endured by him and his ever-patient lover Penny. Iroulito91 marked it as to-read Apr 22, Return to Book Page.

Sian Prior, Joel Magarey, Catherine Scerri

It also forced me to write in short and clear sentences magqrey which, God, I needed after university. The book offers a vicariously painful reminder that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side, it’s just a state of mind. The stories of Magarey’s life are rhythmically woven through two chronological narratives occurring mostly through the s.

Visceral descriptions of ‘a hot-and-cold sourness, an acidic liquid pain began slicing its jooel up and down my limbs, and my mind became so dark and panic stricken I could no longer tell what was ridiculous and what wasn’t’ p show how painful, distressing and dangerous the disorder can be. And it gets all political. But this interrelatedness is perhaps most mwgarey in the case of life itself, limited and defined as it is by death. Laura Wasley marked it as to-read Apr 30, I recently wrote a piece expanding on all this in The Punch.