“This is an incredibly moving, revealing and profound collection of stories inspired by a series of ‘salon’ events for women. They are a raw insight into women’s lives – their secrets, hopes and disappointments; their loves and their losses. I couldn’t put it down.”
In an interview with Lisa Marie Corso for the GORMAN fashion brand, Cyan Ta’eed was photographed holding our book. The fab Cyan Ta’eed is the Founder and CEO of Envato, Hey Tiger, and Milkshake. Her ethical chocolate range, Hey Tiger, not only addresses the ethical issues around sourcing cocoa in the world, the NFP corporation donates 50c for each large Hey Tiger chocolate block sold to The Hunger Project in Ghana.
Sometimes when we tell our stories we travel down the same well-worn tracks. The questions in The Sunday Story Club are carefully crafted to sidestep the prepared narratives you use to explain your life experiences to yourself and others. In this way, you learn about your self.
My co-author, Doris Brett, and I spoke at the HAPPINESS AND ITS CAUSES Conference in Sydney in 2019.
Doris’s talk addresses the importance of face-to-face communication, explains why telling our stories out loud can help us understand ourselves, and shows how having deeper conversations can lead to insight into our life experiences and, ultimately, to wisdom. And I talk about the way to open up conversations by using more interesting questions.
Thousands of books are published each month so getting your book reviewed at all is worthy of popping the champagne cork.
I read the review holding my breath. Then I had to read it again because I was too terrified for the words to register.
Hallelujah! The short review (below) by Fiona Capp was terrific. I could breathe again.
The official book launch of The Sunday Story Club: The Book Club without books @ Readings Hawthorn. Great enthusiastic crowd. That’s me in the Hi-Vis shirt. Ha!
We wrote The Sunday Story Club to show others how to facilitate good, authentic and vulnerable conversation. We live in an era when, even in a face-to-face conversation, the person opposite you may not be listening. You know what they are doing. They are scrolling through emails or text messages on their phone.
Sick of chitchat, we started our Sunday Story Club to encourage a deeper conversation. The results were so uplifting and moving we wanted to share both some of the stories and also how to run your own story salon so others can experience this magic too.
In the Sunday Story Club, we ask questions that sidestep prepared narratives to open up a conversation in new and refreshing ways. We want readers to run their own Salons to experience these extraordinary conversations.
We all carry stories within us – wrenching, redemptive, extraordinary, and laced with unexpected and hard-won wisdom. A meaningful conversation has the power to enlighten, heal and transform.