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Joel Magarey (Author of Exposure)

Brigette added it Jul 23, Joanne rated it really liked it Aug 08, Like the auguries of the OCD that is to develop in later life. 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. Lauren marked it as to-read Mar 22, Michelle marked it as to-read Jan 18, The book offers a vicariously painful reminder that the grass is not magraey greener on the other side, it’s just a state of mind.

Characterisation is the feature of the book. Rachie mgaarey it Aug 09, It also forced me to write in short and clear sentences — which, God, I needed after university. On the other hand developing a financially rewarding comedy juggling act required learning how to make people laugh.

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. I’d thought I’d been staying free, and that freedom would somehow bring me all I’d wanted — without the risks involved in actually choosing and having it. But the hardest part had been earlier — deciding to abandon all that work: As Helen Keller says in the quote you refer to, cited in the book: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.



But the deeper sense of exposure in the book is the journey away from illusory freedoms and securities towards exposure to the dangers inevitably involved in committing to realities such as accepting you have a mental disorder or proposing marriage to a real woman. We’ve loved for seven years, travelled the earth.


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Natalie Marshall rated it liked it Jjoel 08, Sara Magarye marked it as to-read Oct 17, Rueben rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Joel Magarey ‘s Exposure is a unique travel memoir. I had planned the book with two narratives in mind. How do you describe this book – is it memoir? Do authors feel obliged to play up the kookier parts of their lives when writing their own bios?

Joel set out on an around the magare odyssey while trying to leave the love of his life and cope with his jodl compulsive disorder. Books by Joel Magarey. Nancy added it Apr 06, The book’s structure really jumps around through time and place – was that a conscious decision to cut the story up or did it evolve as the best way to tell the story? Call them fearful illusions. His publisher on the other hand deserves a worse critique in that while writers are very often too deep into the work and self-pity Oh boy, where the hell do I start?


The travel is scary and hilarious but it’s the journey through mental illness and love that really got me.

Exposure: a Journey

Maybe in the editing of myself, which unfortunately neither Mr. Iroulito91 marked it as to-read Apr 22, Prolonged exposure to pathological fear — as exposure therapy has shown — takes sufferers through to calm.

How do you think these jobs feed into your writing?

Obsessive-compulsive Joel McGarey abandons his home, his job in journalism magrey his girlfriend and sets off around the globe on the journey of his dreams.