You are invited to the launch of ‘Nothing to Cry About’ by Joan Atherton Hooper


When: 2pm Saturday, 5 March

Where: The Maurocco Bar, Templeton St., Castlemaine.

To be launched by Dr Paul Monk, PhD essayist and poet; emcee author Lynne Kelly. Edited and published by Katherine Seppings.

Nothing to Cry About, an unflinching memoir, begins with author, Joan Atherton Hooper, discovering a photo of the young man who, in 1939, murdered her father. Joan’s story, from age two in an orphanage, swings between fantasies of Hollywood and restraints from the Vatican. It is a test of everything she believes in.

Growing up in Colac as a Ward of the State, to deserted wife in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, to mother of daughters struggling with drug, alcohol and mental health issues, Joan has an astonishing sense of humour and an iron-clad will to ‘rise above her station’ and turn her life into a success.

Nothing to Cry About_Press Release_2016


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