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Natural Born Keller by Amanda Keller
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May 15, 2016

it was amazing

I read this book as part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2016 and the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016.

Amanda Keller, popular Australian radio and TV personality, takes us on a nostalgia filled journey through her life, from her childhood and ‘daggy’ teenage years to her varied career in TV and radio, from her first job as a reporter for Simon Townsend’s Wonderworld, to travelling the world as a reporter for Beyond 2000, being a resident panellist on Talkin’ Bout Your Generation and her current gig on a top rating radio breakfast show.

This is a very entertaining, funny and heart-warming book, written with Keller’s trademark self-deprecating, zany humour – there were several places where I laughed out loud. She is a self-confessed ‘dag’ and some of the funniest bits were her accounts of her lifelong adoration of singer Barry Manilow – let’s face it, that’s about as daggy as you can get!

There are also some emotionally wrenching parts too, especially her attempts through IVF to have children, (which were finally successful) but the overall tone of the book is positive and upbeat, and her warm and down-to-earth personality shines through. She’s the sort of person you could imagine sitting down and having a couple of wines with.

Just a nice little touch, all the chapter headings are names of songs.
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Reading Progress

May 11, 2016 – Started Reading
May 12, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 15, 2016 – Shelved

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