Jenny Valentish Author Talk
Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol in Woman of Substances, using her own story to light the way. Join her for an author talk, in-conversation with Lollie Barr, and a book signing in celebration of its release!
Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours – such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex – can be interchangeable with problematic substance use.
Valentish follows the pathways that women, in particular, take into addiction – and out again. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read.
Date: Wednesday 7 June
Venue: Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St Newtown NSW 2042
Price: This is a free event.