Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story.
In this extraordinary memoir, Magda Szubanski describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on.
Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its listeners.
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This was the best I’ve heard/read. Magda reads it’s like she’s telling your personally and you get drawn right into her life.
Brilliant, nostalgic, funny and yes, historic on many levels-
I love Magda in all medium, haha, however, this was unexpected.
I listen while driving for work rurally, I must say, I couldn’t wait to get in the car. I understood most references growing up but understood her fathers tales. Similar family stories. Magdas father is such a good man, as her mother. But Magda, her journeys are wonderful to hear via audio. I actually have not finished book, 3/4 through, but compelled to review as I already want to relisten in case I missed something.
I am glad it was not super funny as thought as, Magda is a great writer,, writing what she knows!
Well done,, good listen/read