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View Joel Magarey’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Joel has 4 jobs listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn. Buy Exposure: Read 3 Books Reviews – Exposure has 16 ratings and 3 reviews. Liz said: An impossible book to categorise, Australian author Joel Magarey’s autobiographical Exposure ( published.

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While the tales are often comical, the humour often hides a deeper significance. Dec 23, Sean Tobin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Someone else can write that. Kirsten marked it as to-read May 12, The book’s structure really jumps around through time and place – was that a conscious decision to cut the story up or did it evolve joep the best way to tell the story? You find the comedy in part of it, the beauty and meaning in another part, and the rest you make as terrifying joep moving as you can.

Sian Prior, Joel Magarey, Catherine Scerri

Iroulito91 marked it as to-read Apr 22, And then there is my question as to how did they get J. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Otherwise why had if fallen to me to win the state under-ten eighty-meter hurdles final? Using the dialogue of his compulsions, and vivid descriptions of the associated somatic experiences, Magarey offers the reader a chance to really mgarey the terrifying and controlling nature of the disorder, while also being able to laugh at the utter absurdness of the compulsions.


Magarey’s loving descriptions of Penny makes you wish you magarrey more like her. A book of poems wants to see the light of day too. Preview — Exposure by Joel Magarey.

Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Jul 31, Nancy added it Apr 06, Keith Williams rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Laura Wasley marked it as to-read Apr 30, Lists with This Book.

Dayro rated it really liked it Jan 03, Paperbackpages. So beyond the quote that the title comes from, writing this book was ‘exposing’ on a couple of levels wasn’t it? Significant suffering often deepens, for instance, the capacity for compassion. An impossible book to categorise, Australian author Joel Magarey’s autobiographical Exposure published by Wakefield Press, South Australia, is somehow greater than the sum of its parts. Mega Berbintang marked it as to-read Apr 12, In a hotel room in Bombay she held me back from madness.

But this interrelatedness is perhaps most obvious in the case of life itself, limited and defined as it is by death. Return to Book Page. He’s also given me glimpses of many kinds of suffering ‘out there’ in maggarey world, and many kinds of joy.

Sian Prior, Joel Magarey, Catherine Scerri – ABC Melbourne – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The first deals primarily with Magarey’s two years of solo world travel, the other with his deep but difficult relationship with ‘the wise jorl tender Penny’ back cover. The travel is scary and hilarious but it’s the journey through mental illness and love that really got me. And I think journalism demands that you learn to see detail and hones your sense of what interests people.


However it is their relationship more than the character Penny herself, that tells the story. Why did I win so many of the competitions I really wanted to win, and why, on the occasions I lost, did my losses seem to result from a special, a chosen-feeling, kind of bad luck? A striking and original book, brilliantly carried through and superbly written.

Joel Magarey on the Prism of Darkness — The Wheeler Centre

Can we expect that parliamentary reporter tell-all soon? Far from it; it seemed natural to me.

Wakefield Press added it May 19, But the hardest part had been earlier — deciding to abandon all that work: This kind of denial is natural enough, but it excludes much mafarey than at first appears. The core theme through the book is that of the paradox of freedom. The love story is the main narrative driver but there’s also an overcoming-illness quest and a will-he-get-back-to-Australia-in-one-piece element.

Michelle marked it as to-read Jan 18, According to your bio you’ve been an ice salesman, juggler and a journalist. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Obsessive-compulsive Joel McGarey abandons his home, his job in journalism magaey his girlfriend and sets off around the globe on the journey of his dreams.

How do you describe this book – is it memoir?