The Resource Shy

Shy

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Shy
Title
Shy
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Summary
Sian Prior has maintained a career in the public eye, as a broadcaster and performer, for more than twenty years. For far longer than that she has suffered from excruciating shyness. Eventually, after bolting from a party in a state of near-panic, she decides to investigate her condition. What is it - shyness? Where did hers come from? Why does it create such distressing turmoil beneath her assured professional front? As Sian begins to research the science of social anxiety, other factors present themselves as facets of the problem. Family, intimate friendships, self-perception and fear and longing and the consequences of love...While, in counterpoint, there is the security, the sense of belonging, she finds in the life she shares with Tom, her famous partner. Until he tells her he is leaving.Shy: A Memoir - frank, provocative, remarkable in its clarity and beautifully written - is a book about unease: about questioning who you are and evading the answer. It is about grief, and abandonment and loss. It is about how the simple word shy belies the complex reality of what that really means.Sian Prior is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in the arts and popular culture, a media consultant, and a teacher at universities and writers centres. She has a second career as a musician and recording artist. Sian lives in Melbourne. Shy: A Memoir is her first book. Book club notes are available for this title from the Text Publishing website. 'A fascinating meditation on how temperament can shape a person's life.' Books+Publishing
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Prior, Sian
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Self-Improvement
  • Nonfiction
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Shy
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7397a4b4-2472-483b-b759-c29dc7d623c2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925095258
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Shy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7397a4b4-2472-483b-b759-c29dc7d623c2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925095258
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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