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Big Love

By: Brooke Blurton
Narrated by: Brooke Blurton
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A raw, moving and uplifting memoir about courage, resilience and the transformative power of love, from one of Australia's most captivating personalities

'Powerful, heartbreaking and beautiful ... a story of incredible triumph fuelled by love and compassion' Osher Gunsberg

'Brooke Blurton is an icon for people of all generations and backgrounds. I love seeing her star shine.' Clementine Ford

My story is about the one thing that I never went without. Love. Big love, that filled me up and made me feel like there was a future for me. The kind of love that's unconditional, and that lasts across time and space ...

From the moment Brooke Blurton appeared on Australian television, she dazzled audiences with her authenticity, self-knowledge, generosity and honesty. As a proud young Noongar-Yamatji woman, Brooke's connection to her culture and country is deep, and as an openly queer woman, she knows that love is simply love. Most of all Brooke knows the importance of family, and the uplifting power of unconditional connection.

But behind the public persona Brooke presents to the world is a story of epic proportions and awe-inspiring resilience—she had to grow up fast from a very young age, surviving an extremely challenging childhood and youth, and overcoming the shocking legacy of intergenerational trauma, abuse and homelessness. She's also had to defy labels and perceptions about who she is, and her worth, all her life.

But through it all, Brooke didn't just survive, she found her voice and thrived, and in this raw, heartbreaking, often funny and ultimately life-affirming memoir, Brooke lays her journey bare about how she refused to allow the past to define her and reclaimed her own identity—and realised the power of love, for herself, for her family, and her community.

©2022 Brooke Blurton (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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wow

Brooke, you should be so damn proud of what you have overcome and where you are now.
Thank you for sharing your story.

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PHENOMENAL

This book is an amazing listen, Brooke narrated her story so well. The main theme of love is so clear throughout the whole book. Do yourself a favour and listen/read this incredible book.

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Thankyou Brooke

I am in awe of the way Brooke tells her story with such courage, vulnerability and authenticity. Wow.

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Amazing!!!

As an Aboriginal woman myself, I related to so much of what Brooke said about her upbringing and experiences with her identity as an Aboriginal woman. Brooke you are so inspirational and strong for making it as far as you have and thank you for telling your story in so honestly. BIG LOVE sis 💙

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Emotional & Raw

This book was truth telling, gut wrenching and inspirational. Although at times I could hear Brooke become detached/dissociative, potentially due to the intense trauma she was retelling. Overall, this is a book I will be recommending to colleagues to support them to truly grasp generational trauma within Aboriginal communities. Thank you Brooke, your book was emotional to listen to in the best way possible and I hope you continue to receive big love everywhere.

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Speechless

Very eye-opening book. I had a lump in my throat for the majority of my listening and it has left me speechless! you are such an amazing soul, Brooke!

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Eye opening

For someone who only knew Brooke through the Bachelor franchise and social media, it was quite shocking to hear her story. However it is a story worth hearing, not only to understand Brooke but all other children who grow up in similar disadvantaged situations in Australia. Brooke is an absolute inspiration! Highly recommend this audio book!

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Amazing and heartwarming

Wow! What an amazing woman Brooke is. So proud of her culture and country. Fantastic story and easy to listen to

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Amazing!

Loved every minute of it! I laughed, I cried, I listened! Such a moving story that is educational, inspirational and so entertaining❤️💛🖤

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Powerful and poignant life story of growing up in the reality of poverty and a fractured indigenous culture in Australia.

A warm and courageous story of self discovery and overcoming trauma and hardships. Eye opening lessons for all of us as to the challenges faced by young people and the pathways forward through persistence, support and love.

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