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Publisher's Summary

There are significant moments in life that you only really appreciate long after they have passed.... And then there are moments that are so magnificent you understand in an instant that they need to be treasured because the universe is offering you something truly inspiring.

Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. Despite the risks, despite the fear, despite life getting in the way. As a child growing up in country Queensland, she had dreamed of a big life. Working as a foreign correspondent gave her that. But it also meant confronting the worst of what humanity can bring - the dead children at Sandy Hook, the sorrow of grieving relatives after the Bataclan theatre terrorist attack and the aftermath of Manchester. Three decades as a journalist witnessing grief and unspeakable tragedy had a cost. And an ever-escalating fear of flying threatened to rob her of her ability to work at all.

Back home, in the year that everything stopped, Lisa had a chance to look back. And in the quiet of a world slowed down, she thought hard about the meaning of fear, acknowledged her grief at what she lost and found joy in all that she gained.

For that young girl from small-town Kilkivan, who had to push herself to keep going, push herself to conquer her fear, push herself to tell important stories, came the realisation that sometimes all we really need is what we already have. And she shows us that we are all stronger and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for if we just dare to let ourselves fly.

©2021 Lisa Millar (P)2021 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

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Brilliant!

Do yourself a favour and read or listen to Lisa's story. Laughter, tears and every emotion in between. Such an insight into not only Lisa's life but the life of a journalist, something I now have a deeper respect for. Thanks Lisa.

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Brave Memoir

This is a brave memoir by Lisa Miller. I'm glad she read it but that would also have been confronting for her. She reveals her loves and her fears and at times the disasters she covers overseas are almost too much to bear as they are for her. I remember Grenfell tower fire so well, that brought back memories of that dreadful and preventable disaster. So many people died.
Her story was gruelling at times but in the end she has found a safe haven with Breakfast TV and I'm glad.

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Inspiring and real.

Wonderfully written, beautifully read by the author Lisa Millar. I loved it from beginning to end.

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What a treat! Thank you Lisa.

Dear Lisa Millar
I’m so glad that you took time out to reflect on the adventures of your life. Your family must be so proud of your achievements and the way you have captured a slice of your collective history.
Your intelligence and warmth, your deep loyalty to family, friends and work colleagues were conveyed beautifully. I loved the stories of your grandmother and the animal print shorts (can totally relate to both). I loved the devotion to your family’s plane.
I especially appreciated the way you explained the impact of trauma and how you recognised it in yourself and how you addressed it.
Congrats. May you have many more adventures. :)

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Just wonderful! An Aussie Story of Family, Life & Work

I knew Lisa Millar from TV reporting on ABC Australia but I didn't know her life story & how a debilitating fear of flying almost stopped her from loving & living the working life she shares so well here.
Thank you Lisa, your narration of your memoir made it even more special

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Loved this ... the pages took me tripping down memory lane as an expat central Qlder and global tourist with my own fear of flying - counting my blessings to have dodged the acts of terrorism and the natural disasters so poignantly recounted through the lens of Lisa. I loved Lisa's Grandma and family and their support and influence on that little girl from Kilkiven and tearily identified with the conundrum that is Aged Care and the gut wrenching anxiety associated with the impending loss of a beloved parent and the importance of siblings in helping to deal with the inevitability of major changes to family dynamics.
I have only one regret....although having stumbled on some of my own great yet relatively unknown spots around the world, I have as yet never found my way to the Wild Wall of China or shared a vino with Lisa Millar or Leigh Sales.

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A lovely and engaging memoir of Lisa Millar

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this memoir read so eloquently by Lisa Herself.
When I ordered the book having heard about it on the morning breakfast show i really didn’t know what to expect.
I learnt a lot about what an incredible job a foreign correspondent does.
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I’m so pleased I listened to this story and I’ve learnt a lot about the co host of the ABC’s morning breakfast show.

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Entertaining and moving memoir

I thoroughly enjoyed Daring to Fly. As a long-time ABC listener and viewer, I have admired Lisa Millar's work for a long time, and was very interested to find out how she came to journalism, and to hear of the ups and downs of her career, plus some incidents which might have cost Lisa her life. As a fellow Queenslander, I enjoyed hearing about Kilkivan (which I did not know) and Gympie (which I did, quite well). I thought at first that she was putting in too much detail about childhood incidents, but came to realize they were an important part of the story. I recall many of the major disasters on which she reported, from Europe and America, and it is no wonder Lisa experienced what we now call PTSD. I am sure her book will help others who might have to face the same kind of events, or already have.

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A wonderful read!

Brave, caring, compassionate, and a great yarn! A wonderful insight into the life of a journalist. I highly recommend this audiobook. Lisa's voice and her authenticity were a joy to listen to.

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Wonderful

Loved this book . Lisa’s voice is fantastic to listen to like it always is and her story from childhood through to foreign correspondent days is charming warm and funny and then the horror of the terrorism she reported on. Great read !!

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Wonderful vulnerable brilliant

Listening to Lisa talk about her life has wonderful. Her ability to capture the essence of a childhood time and place was brilliant and beautiful. Her vulnerability in sharing her fears is to be applauded. What a great story to listen to, well done Lisa!

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