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Hear Me Roar

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Written with an engaging mix of humor and brutal honesty, this memoir covers Ben Robertson’s transition from a successful journalist to a stay-at-home dad raising two sons during a five-year period. In his new role, Ben is pushed to the depths of tiredness, frustration, and despair: moments shared equally with the heights of great joy and energy. Offering a unique understa ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by UQP (first published January 1st 2012)
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Cass
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
I first heard Ben Robertson talking about this book on the radio as I was doing the housework and wrangling my own two children. He said things that rang true, I knew he understood! What is more I was impressed that it was a bloke telling me that he understood. I logged on to fishpond.com.au and bought the book.

At first I was very disapointed. The opening chapters of the book are mediocre. He talks about stuff that nobody could possible be interested. Why do I care that how he met his wife or wh
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Linda
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Enjoyed hearing Bens side of things. I wanted to know more about his wife though...and how she felt. It must have been so hard! I still get annoyed when I think about him poking her in the back and making her get up to the kids. Not cool. However I don't have children so maybe don't 'get it'. Every one talks about it being the hardest job, but the most rewarding...I think I wanted to hear a bit more about the rewarding parts. I found it got a bit 'poor me' but once again disregard what I say...I ...more
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Ben Robertson is a former journalist with The Courier-Mail, The Sunday Mail and WIN Television. He is the author of The Von: Stories and Suggestions from Australian Golf’s Little Master about Australian sporting legend Norman von Nida (UQP 1999), The Second Father: An Insider’s Story of Cops, Crime and Corruption (UQP 2009) and Who's Who in the Zoo, the memoirs of former undercover policeman and I ...more
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