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Publishers’ Weekly: Fit not Healthy a ‘gripping memoir’

Fit Not Healthy: How One Woman’s Obsession to Be the Best Nearly Killed Her (Finch Publishing, 9781925048278) was positively reviewed in the September 7, 2015 issue of Publishers Weekly(circ. 15,778). The reviewer calls it a “gripping memoir” and says that the author’s “voice rings throughout with a sense of honesty ...Read More

Steve Biddulph awarded AM for services to community health

Finch Publishing congratulates author Steve Biddulph AM ( Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys and Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls) on his much deserved recognition in the Queen's birthday Honours List for for his service to community health, particularly in the fields of child and adolescent psychology. Read The Age profile of Steve ...Read More


Why our publisher Rex Finch loved reading Elvis and Me

For me, reading Elvis and Me contained marvellous surprises. Yes, there's the complex relationship between the two central characters – Elvis a grumpy neglected ex-racehorse, and Gillian a musician needing more fulfilment. But what captured me were the other, unexpected, layers. In essence, this story is really about the courage ...Read More

Ten Questions with Lana Penrose

Care For Kids published a feature 22 April on depression, especially as it affects mums. It included this Q&A with Lana Penrose, depression survivor and author of The Happiness Quest: 1. Tell us about yourself in 10 words or less I'm an everyday human being doing her best to care ...Read More


Learning your child’s secret language

Qualified social worker and family therapist Leisa Stathis has written a beautiful, compassionate and helpful book called Becoming a Mother for all those new mums who sometimes feel overwhelmed by the responsibility and the unknowns in caring for a new baby. In her blog post today, she talks about 'attunement', ...Read More

Aussie spirit of inclusiveness reflected in friendship across cultural divide

from Michael Nest “A Pygmy from Congo and an Aussie bloke???”. I saw this doubt flicker across people’s faces when I told them about my collaboration with Isaac on writing his memoir. To some extent their instinct was right: a rapport, often coming from shared experience, is an essential part ...Read More