Curveballs : how to keep it together when life tries to tear you a new one

Curveballs : how to keep it together when life tries to tear you a new one
Markezic, Emma
  • Item Type: Book - 155.24 MARK
  • Published: 2019
  • Copies Currently On Shelf:
  • Queue Length: 2

What happens when you step on one of the great Lego pieces of life? When you get blind-sided? Thrown a curveball? When you get divorced? Or someone dies? You're going to need something more than the diarrhoea-like progression of motivational quotes we get fed on Instagram - you're going to need real-world ways to deal with a big, fat let-down. Because one will come for you, eventually. And when one came for comedian and journalist Emma Markezic in the form of a nasty cancer, despite the fact she found herself bald, broke and living alone, she felt more alive than ever. So she wanted to know why... Why does trauma affect us in such different ways? Why are some people more resilient than others? Why was she handling cancer better than other people handle a paper cut and, more importantly, was it a skill she could teach? When she wrote an article about how learning she might die made her the happiest she'd ever been, it became a media sensation and she knew she was onto something. With dozens of expert brain morsels and more than a little humour, Curveballs is a memoir-meets-self-help manual for how to keep it together when life tries to tear you a new one. Because you'll want to be more resilient than a tartigrade in outer space when it does*. *Microscopic eight-legged animals that can withstand 1000 times more radiation than humans, live for 100 years without water and literally just hang out in space like freeloaders at a Vegas buffet. See... you learned something already!


View detailed information about each copy of this item.

Location Type Call Number Status
Healesville Library Book 155.24 MARK Reserved
MARC Record Data

Learn more about this item by exploring its MARC data.


9781460755266 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Markezic, Emma,


Curveballs : how to keep it together when life tries to tear you a new one / Emma Markezic.

Publication Info:

Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2019.

Publication Info:


Physical description:

280 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:


Media Type:


Carrier Type:


Personal subject:

Markezic, Emma.

Subject term:


Subject term:

Resilience (Personality trait)

Subject term:

Life change events.

Subject term:

Psychic trauma--Alternative treatment.

Subject term:

Wounds and injuries--Alternative treatment.

Genre index term:

Self-help publications.

Goodreads Reviews

Explore what fellow readers on Goodreads are saying about this title.