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Being 14


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Madonna King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having won awards for her ABC Radio Brisbane Mornings current affairs program. She writes across Nine, Crikey and The New Daily, and is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Being 14 (ABIA shortlisted for non-fiction book of the year), Fathers and Daughters, Ten-ager and L Platers. She is also the biographer of Australian of the Year Professor Ian Frazer and former treasurer Joe Hockey. In 2018, Madonna served as chair of the Queensland Government's Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce, set up in the wake of COAG. A fellow of the prestigious World Press Institute, she serves on a university-related board, and previously served as a visiting fellow at the Queensland University of Technology and on the Walkley Advisory Board. Her website www.madonnaking.com.au provides further detail. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two teenage daughters.


valuable for any parents of teens or pre-teens - SUNDAY TIMES...a comprehensive guide for parents in understanding what daughters need to grow into awesome women. - New IdeaIf you have a young teenage daughter, this book will help you navigate those complex, challenging years. - Good HealthA deeply thoughtful and enlightening exploration of the world of 14 year old girls. I was impressed by the respect and sensitivity shown towards girls at this critical developmental stage and the breadth and depth of the research. It candidly highlights the complexities our girls face -and sometimes the mistakes they make - while also rejoicing in their great strengths and the way they so passionately want to contribute positively to the world around them. - MARISE McCONAGHY - Principal, Strathcona Girls' Grammar in VictoriaJust as adolescent girls can be frustrating, confusing and complex, so too are they wonderful, inspiring and earnest. While many authors attempt to unravel the complexity of the adolescent girl, few have approached it with the curiosity, compassion and thoughtfulness of Madonna King. "Being 14" is a book for anyone wanting to look beyond the cliches surrounding adolescent girls to really understand and celebrate these passionate, optimistic and determined young women. - JODY FORBES, School Psychologist & Student Counselling Coordinator, Brisbane Girls Grammar SchoolShe's become the voice of current affairs - Anna Bligh on Madonna Kingskilfully deconstructs complex science . . . easily accessible for lay and professional readers alike. - AUSTRALIAN MEDICINE on IAN FRAZER: THE MAN WHO SAVED A MILLION LIVESa comprehensive guide to what your daughter is thinking and going through - SA Life

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