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View Joel Magarey’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Joel has 4 jobs listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn. Buy Exposure: Read 3 Books Reviews – Exposure has 16 ratings and 3 reviews. Liz said: An impossible book to categorise, Australian author Joel Magarey’s autobiographical Exposure ( published.

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And it gets all political. Joel Magarey presented an extended version of this post at the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Joel Magarey (Author of Exposure)

This kind of denial is natural enough, but it excludes much more than at first appears. Subscribe to the Wheeler Weekly for the latest on our upcoming events, broadcasts and notes from our website, and previews of events and presenters from our programme. Annette Baker marked it as to-read Oct 12, He’s also given me glimpses of many kinds of suffering ‘out there’ in the world, and many kinds of joy.

This is perhaps the richest gifts of both darkness and of the literature that embodies it: Sean 6 October at Kathie rated it did not like it Sep 01, I recently wrote a piece expanding on all this in The Punch. While the tales are often comical, the humour often hides a deeper significance. Wakefield Press added it May 19, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Allison Rimshaw rated it it was amazing Feb 28, MaryG2E marked it as to-read Apr 04, You find the comedy in part of it, the beauty and meaning in another part, and the rest you make as terrifying and moving as you can.


How do you think these jobs feed into your writing? Obsessive-compulsive Joel McGarey abandons his home, his job in journalism and his girlfriend and sets off around the globe on the journey of his dreams.

The core theme through the book is that of the paradox of freedom. Books by Joel Magarey.

Exposure: a Journey

The stories of Magarey’s life are rhythmically woven through two chronological narratives occurring mostly through the s. She’s wise and her soul is pure.

According to magxrey bio you’ve been an ice salesman, juggler and a journalist. As Helen Keller says in the quote you refer to, cited in the book: Call them fearful illusions. The travel is scary and hilarious but it’s the journey through mental illness and love that really got me. Brigette added it Jul 23, Kimberley rated it it was amazing Apr 21, I describe it as a memoir of love and travel with a psychological edge. Joeel and try again.


This process of refraction embodies the reality that our experiences of suffering and value, of darkness and light, are not only inseparable but mutually constitutive. What are you working on now? Why did I win so many magarfy the competitions I really wanted to win, and why, on the occasions I lost, did my losses seem to result from a special, a chosen-feeling, kind of bad luck?

Dec 23, Sean Tobin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Were you terrified when you started that re-write? In a hotel room in Bombay she held me back from madness.

Exposure: a Journey by Joel Magarey

How do you describe this book – is it memoir? My next project is to have a holiday. Honestly, I can’t determine who is more at blame here.