The Sunday Story Club: Real-life stories that reveal the untidiness beneath the shiny surface of modern life

The Sunday Story Club begins:

“Ironically, considering how strongly we advocate face-to-face contact, the two of us met online. It was 2014 and Doris had just published a memoir, The Twelfth Raven, recounting her husband Martin’s dev­astating stroke and extraordinary recovery. That same year I had established a website, ­Sibylesque, dedicated to breaking down the female stereotypes of age, size, marital status and so on.”

This is the Blog.

And this is the book.

There is the extract in The Weekend Australian Magazine (See pic below)

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When we started this blog, we never realised it would lead to a book. Fabulous!

 

When you’re on an AMAZON Best Seller List: Sieze the Day … or, the hour!

No one really knows what goes on in the AMAZON universe. But here we are on a BEST SELLER list!

And for however long that lasts – Amazon updates the list hourly – it’s terrific.

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A Book Club without Books

A wonderful review of The Sunday Story Club by Northern Books, Castlemaine, on INSTAGRAM.

“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.”

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When stars align: Fashion, Chocolate & Inspiration

The Sunday Story Club has ended up in some strange places. On trains, on a parenting podcast and now on a designer website.

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. 

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You will not understand yourself until you tell your stories.

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.

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Reclaim Conversation & Connection by Sharing Your Stories

We wrote The Sunday Story Club to share some real-life stories and also encourage others to run their own story salons so that they too could experience their magic.

It has begun.

Thanks, Ashlee & Cristina for the feedback on running your first salon. It sounded fabulous.

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Escaping the stereotype into wisdom & understanding

My co-author, Doris Brett, and I launched The Sunday Story Club at Readings Book Store in Hawthorn, Melbourne, recently.  The launch was so successful we almost developed hand cramps from signing books.

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.

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The Joy & Terror of having your Book reviewed

Thousands of books are published each month so getting your book reviewed at all is worthy of popping the champagne cork.

Seeing a review of The Sunday Story Club (written with co-author Doris Brett) in The Age & SMH on Saturday was exciting. Then came the terror. WHAT WILL THEY SAY?

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.

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You are not a screen. Why we need Face-to-Face Conversation

This is the blog that turned into a Salon that turned into a book called The Sunday Story Club.

We wrote the book to not only share some of the stories but to also show you how to run your own Salon.

LISTEN HERE:  And interview with Cassie McCullogh, ABC,  Sydney.

Sharing the Magic of Running A Salon

When we, Doris and Kerry, ran our first salon, 12 women who had not met before sat in Doris’s lounge room looking at one another. We wondered if strangers would talk. Well, they do with the right questions. Not only strangers but also long term friends have been amazed to hear stories told by someone so close to them that they have never heard before.

We wanted to share the astounding experience of the salon so we wrote THE SUNDAY STORY CLUB so others can discover this magic running their own salon.

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