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Leigh Sales Discusses Any Ordinary Day


In September 2020, the Melbourne Press Club hosted a special Melbourne Press Club “book club” webinar, featuring award-winning ABC journalist and presenter Leigh Sales in discussion with bookseller and podcaster Corrie Perkin.

Leigh’s 2018 book Any Ordinary Day presents an intimate exploration of how ordinary people who have faced traumatic events endure shock, grief and fear, often under the penetrating gaze of the media. Through a range of inspiring stories and personal reflections, Any Ordinary Day asks what it means to be resilient in the contemporary world. It is a question that takes on altogether new resonance in 2020, amidst the universal pain and dislocation caused by COVID-19, bushfires and other traumatic events.

Watch a short highlights video on YouTube

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