Black Dog Daze: Public Life, Private Demons

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2011 - 182 sidor
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In this frank and honest account, Andrew Robb describes his unspoken fear that what he passed off as "not being good in the mornings" was something darker: a black dog whose daily visit lasted longer as the years passed. Worried about stigmas and letting people down, he avoided confronting the problem foræfour decades, the adrenaline of high-pressure and high-profile jobs offering the ideal antidote. Ultimately,æachieving hisægoals meant having to face up to this very private demon. This autobiography details the challenges of managing depression, political ambition, and life in the Liberal Party. RobbÍs devotion to the Liberal cause gave him the impetus to tackle his condition. Little did he know that it would also allow for greater freedom, opportunity, and meaning in his life.

 

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Interesting memoir written by an Australian politician who announced in 2009 that he was experiencing depression and was stepping down from the front benches while seeking treatment. A brave book, and ... Läs hela recensionen

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The Problem
1
A Plans the Thing
7
Going Public
14
Getting a Balance
26
When Mornings were Bright
31
Upheaval
44
Dookie
55
Inhaling without Smoking
61
Life with the Packers and others
119
Yes Minister
133
Howards End
142
A New Era
154
An Act of Treachery
161
Getting Better
170
Where to Find Help for Mood Disorders
176
Acknowledgements
178

Seeking a Hit
69
Liberal Man
81
1996
98

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Om författaren (2011)

Andrew Robb is the Australian Shadow Cabinet minister for finance and debt reduction. He was elected to the federal seat of the Goldstein electorateæin 2004, and has previously served as federal director and campaign director of the Liberal Party. In 2003,æhe was awarded the Office of the Order of Australia and Centenary Medal for his service to agriculture, politics and the community.

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