The Gender Centre Library

To borrow from our library you will first need to become a member of the library. To join our library you will need to provide identification (perhaps your driver's license or pension card), and a telephone contact. This information will be reviewed every time you borrow a book.

You will be able to borrow one book at a time, for up to two weeks at a time. This is due to the limited number of books available and the high demand from the community. Please take good care of our books, many of our resources have been removed or taken from our service and not returned. This is very unfortunate as they are part of quite a unique resource in New South Wales

Our books are purchased in limited quantities and appear on our Book List when available. If there is a book you feel the Gender Centre should have in our Library, please let us know.

You may request to submit a Lend Request to Borrow a  Book from our Library from the Catalogue below.

We also have a link to buy the Books on Amazon if you would like to.

You may also consider donating a book to the Centre if you feel it may be a valuable resource to others in our community.

All Library Resources: Gaining a Sense of Self

Title:      Gaining a Sense of Self
Categories:      Auto / Biographies
ResourceID:      1921642920
Authors:      Karen Laura-Lee Wilson
ISBN-10(13):      1921642920
Publisher:      Sid Harta Publishers
Publication date:      2010-10-31
Number of pages:      462
Language:      Not specified
Price:      18.75 USD
Rating:      0 
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Description:     

Product Description
Many years later when I asked how she felt when the doll was accidentally smashed she replied “I could have killed you”. She meant it. Six decades on she still had not forgiven me. Karen Laura-Lee Wilson’s memoir is a detailed and gut-wrenching account of her first twenty-five years growing up in a sole-parent family with a narcissistic mother. Embedded in her story are universal themes of abandonment, love, hate, determination, optimism and endurance. Importantly, she also highlights the disastrous consequences divorce and abuse can have on children. Mostly set in Brisbane, Australia during the 1950s and 1960s, her journey is a search for identity. Karen entices her readers to accompany her on this gritty journey through years of hunger, poverty, self-doubt and deprivation of mother-love. Eventually Karen finds her own path through education, positive and negative sexual relationships and travel. This well-written memoir is told with great candour and gentle humour, and is a must-have not just for readers of memoir, but also for those who enjoy adventure, romance and happy outcomes.

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