Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey

My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey (Paperback)

£28.50
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

'I turn 65 on Christmas Day 2009. If I survive, I'll be 40 years sober. This means that I have had 40 more years on this planet than I otherwise would have had if I hadn't stopped drinking alcohol.' From his first drink at the age of fourteen Ross Fitzgerald has struggled with alcoholism. His story is one of despair, courage and hope - and living to see another day. He writes about growing up in Melbourne, drinking his way through university in Australia and the US, being incarcerated and subjected to electric shock therapy and reaching rock bottom before being saved by Alcoholics Anonymous. One of Australia's most widely-published historians, his story is truly inspiring. Insightful and brutally honest, ""My Name is Ross"" is his account of life as an alcoholic and his battle to get sober and stay sober.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with drug & alcohol abuse Publisher: NewSouth Publishing Publication Date: 01/02/2010 ISBN-13: 9781742231020  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Ross Fitzgerald is a writer, broadcaster, historian and political commentator. He writes a regular column for The Australian and The Spectator Australia, reviews for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Weekend Australian and regularly appears on ABC Radio, ABCTV, and on Channel 7. He is currently a member of the New South Wales State Parole Authority; the New South Wales Heritage Council; the Administrative Decisions Tribunal; and the NSW Government Expert Advisory Group on Drugs and Alcohol. Emeritus Professor in History and Politics at Griffith University and part-time Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University, Ross Fitzgerald has published thirty-two books, including Under the Influence: Alcohol in Australia (2009), Made in Queensland: A New History (2009), coedited Growing Old (Dis) Gracefully: 35 Australians Reflect on Life over 50 (2008), The Federation Mirror: Queensland 1901-2001 (2002), Seven Days to Remember: The World's First Labour Government (1999), and Red Ted: The Life of E.G. Theodore (1994), which was short-listed for the NSW Premier's Prize and for the National Biography Award. He is married to Lyndal Moor with whom he has a daughter, Emily.

More books by Fitzgerald

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Message in the Bottle: Finding...
(Paperback)
Stephanie B McAuliffe
 
 
£8.95
 

Currently out of stock

The Rewired Workbook: A Manual for...
(Paperback)
Erica Spiegelman
 
 
£16.99
 
Serenity Granted: Accepting Hardship...
(Hardback)
Richard Preston
 
 
£22.95
 

Currently out of stock

Three Weeks to Forgiveness: God's...
(Paperback)
Kimberly Dewberry
 
 
£9.99
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Portugese Foyles Five
25/04/2018

With the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution upon us, Gary from our Fiction department shares a few tips for getting to know Portugal better...

Max Porter on the Portobello Prize
24/04/2018

What makes great non-fiction? And how do you tell a true story? To celebrate the inaugural Portobello Prize for Narrative Non-Fiction, on 1st May 2018 we're hosting an evening with Portobello Books — a panel discussion on the nature of non-fiction writing in today's literary landscape, followed by the announcement of the first ever winner of the Prize.

Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 Shortlist
23/04/2018

This year's shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd