Barbra Leslie Dear Merilyn

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Dear Merilyn

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Detailing Barbra Leslie’s search for release from the self-contempt she felt after being sexually abused at the age of five and her shocking guilt following a backyard abortion at age 19, this autobiography reveals an artist finally at peace with herself. Leslie dicusses how she has become one of few Australian painters able to earn a living from her art and reflects on her period of rebelliousness as an art student in the late 1950s and early 1960s. And more than an autobiography, it is also an Australian family saga conveyed with fearless honesty, as the events described are by turns shocking, frightening, funny, and heartwarming.

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Barbra Leslie is a painter, former secondary school teacher, and lecturer in painting, design, and drawing.

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“In Dear Merilyn Barbra Leslie sweeps a searchlight—some would say a blowtorch—over her own life. It is all-encompassing, all-revealing. She faces the most scarifying events head on and all manner of personal tragedies, but also moments of intense joy and exhilaration—in language as raw or as poetic as the scenes she describes.” —Colin Thiele, winner of the Mystery Writers of America Award and author of more than 100 books

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