Out of the Frying Pan : Bittersweet Tales of Stumbling into Adulthood
Out of the Frying Pan is a collection of 15 Australian stories that recount the trials and tribulations of confronting adulthood. Covering the hilarious, the heartbreaking and the tragic, these stories by talented young writers encompass what it really means to 'grow up'. In turns powerful, funny and confronting, the wide range of stories reveals that no-one escapes unscathed during the transformation into adulthood. 'No-one ever told me that people would spit at me in shopping centres ...No-one ever told me that, at best, the newspapers didn't arrive until 5 p.m. the following day. No-one ever told me that there was no coffee shop in town. Actually, I'm pretty sure my dad had tried to warn me ...' Some of the stories include: A young prison inmate, who had been passed from home to home since he was three, writes a heartbreaking letter of thanks to his foster parents, A young woman struggles with an eating disorder that tears apart the lives of those she loves, One man remembers 'coming out' as gay to his Christian family, Another confesses to years of chaotic dates caused by his seemingly incurable anxiety around women.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 148 x 208 x 17mm | 262g
- 16 Nov 2011
- Finch Publishing
- Lane Cove, Australia
About Andrew Whitehouse
Andrew Whitehouse is a former Fellow of Oxford University and a researcher interested in the genetics, neurobiology and therapy of various developmental disorders. He lives in Western Australia, where he dreams of retiring to Provence to sip wine in a field of sunflowers. Along with his identical twin brother Ben, Andrew is the co-editor of Out of the Frying Pan. Ben Whitehouse is interested in shaping the world. A social worker who is passionate about youth issues, he lives in Western Australia and longs for the day when his services will be required by the West Coast Eagles. Along with his identical twin brother Andrew, Ben is the co-editor of Out of the Frying Pan.
'Growing up ... everyone has their moments of thinking they are jumping from the frying pan only to realise they have landed feet first into the fire ... Do yourself a favour and get stuck into reading these stories. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.' Ian 'Molly' Meldrum.