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Local Author Seana Smith launches ‘Going Under’

Wed 18 September at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet Seana Smith when she launches Going Under: A memoir of family secrets, addiction and escape

Join local author Seana Smith when she launches her latest book going under: A memoir of family secrets, addiction and escape. From the outside, Seana Smith lived an enviable life.

An Oxford graduate, a successful career with the BBC and Sydney’s Channel 9, a bestselling author, happily married with four lively children. But behind this perfect life she had a scret: Seana was a drinker, and alcohol was slowly taking way her life, destroying her health, her emotional well-being, her world.

With engaging style and wit, going under reveals the true story behind Seana’s lifelong battle with drink. It lays bare a confusing childhood of Scottish sailing adventures and also brutal violence from her bullying, alcoholic father: where punches were thrown, broken bones hidden and her family lived in fear.

Learning from the best, Seana drank her way through tutorials at Oxford University (which were held at the pub), through the sexual misadventures of her twenties and through the intensity and mundanity of motherhood. It took the death of her parents and a tree-change to Orange for Seana to find the courage to break free: a new life in a new world. She had finally left the past behind.

Local Author Seana Smith launches going under Tickets, Wed 18/09/2024 at 5:30 pm | Eventbrite


Wed 18 September
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Orange City Library
147 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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