Author(s): Deasey Louisa
What possessed a young woman to turn her back on all the comforts of city life to travel outback roads in a broken down Mazda (with dodgy airconditioning) with nothing but a laptop and a hair straightener in the glove box? A laughter-filled memoir that proves that love is the best reason to do anything. What could possibly drive a latte-loving city girl with a preference for pinot noir and Bach to give up her apartment, her car and most of her clothes to climb into a beat-up with dodgy air-conditioning Mazda and head round outback Australia? Part love story, part exploration of the balance between security and freedom, set against the backdrop of the Australian landscape, Love and Other Uturns is for anyone who has ever wondered what it's like to pack up everything and run away from town with a clown. From filing fashion columns in pubs with semi-nude bar-women) in the Goldfields to interviews for the stylish Sunday glossies, Love Laughter Lightness explores the polarities and paradoxes of the real Australia, and how one girl manages to juggle writing for the upper echelons of society while hanging out with the man she loves - and the odd bikie - in the desert. If you want a taste of what it's like for a girl to hit the dirt roads of Australia with nothing but a full heart, a laptop and a hair straightener in the glove box, this book's for you.