Shy: A Memoir

Author(s): Sian Prior

Biography

Sian Prior has maintained a career in the public eye, as a broadcaster and performer, for more than twenty years. For far longer than that she has suffered from excruciating shyness. Eventually, after bolting from a party in a state of near-panic, she decides to investigate her condition. What is it - shyness? Where did hers come from? Why does it create such distressing turmoil beneath her assured professional front?

As Sian begins to research the science of social anxiety, other factors present themselves as facets of the problem. Family, intimate friendships, self-perception and fear and longing and the consequences of love...While, in counterpoint, there is the security, the sense of belonging, she finds in the life she shares with Tom, her famous partner. Until he tells her he is leaving.

Shy: A Memoir - frank, provocative, remarkable in its clarity and beautifully written - is a book about unease: about questioning who you are and evading the answer. It is about grief, and abandonment and loss. It is about how the simple word shy belies the complex reality of what that really means.

Sian Prioris a journalist and broadcaster specialising in the arts and popular culture, a media consultant, and a teacher at universities and writers centres. She has a second career as a musician and recording artist. Sian lives in Melbourne. Shy: A Memoiris her first book.

Book club notes are available for this title from the Text Publishing website.

'A fascinating meditation on how temperament can shape a person's life.' Books+Publishing

'Charming and beautifully evoked...' Weekend Australian

'Prior captures details with prose equal to a skilled novelist...a deeply satisfying inquiry into the nature of self.' Saturday Paper

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* Extract to be placed in major weekend newspaper magazine * Press interviews and reviews in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers across Australia and New Zealand * Review coverage in glossy women's magazines and literary journals * National and regional radio interviews in Australia and New Zealand * Widespread online coverage * Author will be a guest of major writers festivals in Australia * Limited number of bound proofs available to the trade * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR, and the Big Issue, and on their associated websites * Advertising on online news and current affair publications such the Age and The Hoopla * Significant budget for bookseller catalogues * Banner advertising in bookseller newsletters * Reading group notes available on Text's website * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * Reading group notes in the back of the book and on Text's website

'A fascinating meditation on how temperament can shape a person's life.' Books+Publishing

Sian Prior is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in the arts and popular culture, a media consultant, and a teacher at universities and writers centres. She has a second career as a musician and recording artist. Sian lives in Melbourne. Shy: A Memoir is her first book.

General Fields

  • : 9781922182272
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : May 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Sian Prior
  • : Paperback
  • : 614
  • : English
  • : 155.232