Simone Ubaldi has ghosted six memoirs, including the final book Mark ‘Chopper’ Read produced before his death.
BENEATH THE SURFACE BY LIBBY TRICKETT
Allen & Unwin, 2019
Australians know Libby Trickett as one of our golden girls of swimming. Winner of multiple Olympic gold medals and setter of world records, Libby wasn’t just a champion, she was Australia’s girl next door. Yet what we saw on the surface – the confidence, competitiveness and warmth that were her hallmarks – belied the very private battles she fought in her own head. Beneath the incredible achievements and that trademark smile, Libby suffered from crippling depression.
EMERGENCIES ONLY BY AMANDA MCCLELLAND
Allen & Unwin, 2017
In 2015, Amanda McClelland was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, in recognition of an extraordinary career dedicated to making a difference. As a nurse and a humanitarian aid worker she has battled against extreme poverty, disease epidemics and natural disasters, helping to rebuild broken lives and strengthen communities across the globe.
Road to Nowhere by Mark ‘Chopper’ Read
Pan Macmillan, 2011
Mark “Chopper” Read spent almost half of his life in prison. He knew the Australian prison system better than any other. He knew how the definitive school of hard knocks could turn juvenile delinquents into hardened criminals; how it felt to be thrust into a world of violent psychopaths and be changed, irrevocably, into the worst of their number.
My Bon Scott by Irene Thornton
Pan Macmillan, 2014
In 1971 Adelaide girl Irene Thornton meets Bon Scott, the singer for local band Fraternity. He is a larrikin showman with a smile that rules the world. Between Bon and Irene, there is a unique spark; they marry in 1972. For the next few years, with Irene by his side, Bon Scott continues a driven but difficult journey towards AC/DC and rock ‘n’ roll fame.
A Double Shot of Happiness by Judy Sharp
Allen & Unwin, 2015
When Judy Sharp took her three-year-old son Tim to a paediatric specialist, he was diagnosed with severe autism. She was told that he would never be able to connect with other human beings. Tim is now an accomplished artist, creator of sardonic superhero Laser Beak Man. This is the story of his remarkable life.
Stronger Now by Nicole McLean
Pan Macmillan, 2012
On 12 October 2002, Bali was hit by a deadly terrorist attack. It claimed the lives of 202 people and left 240 others severely injured. Nicole McLean had been in Bali for just six hours when she was caught in one of the explosions. That night she lost her arm and was left fighting for her life.