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From Rick Morton, the author of the best-selling, critically acclaimed memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt comes a dazzlingly brilliant book about love, trauma and recovery, My Year of Living Vulnerably.  

"Wonderfully readable and wide-ranging exploration of the visible and invisible touchstones of our lives...this is nourishing reading for our lonely, frightening and fraught times. Part self-help book, part treatise on the importance of love, kindness and forgiveness.... Morton is a national treasure and we need more like him." (Books+Publishing)

In early 2019, Rick Morton, author of acclaimed, best-selling memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt, was diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder - which, as he says, is just a fancy way of saying that one of the people who should have loved him the most during childhood didn't. 

So, over the course of 12 months, he went on a journey to rediscover love. To get better. Not cured, not fixed. Just better. This is a book about his journey to betterness, his year of living vulnerably. It's a book about love. What love is, how we see it, what forms it takes, how we practice it in our lives, what it means to us, and how we really, really can't live without it, even if, like Rick for many years, we think we can.

As he says: "People think they want cars, and they will, to get to jobs and appointments in cities and regions where public transport has failed them. But what gets them into those cars, out of the house, out of bed for God's sake, is love."

©2021 Rick Morton (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Essential

Each page is a mirror that left me nowhere to hide.
Required reading for anyone who wants to understand Australia and what it does particularly to its men.

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amazing words.

I loved every minute and I cried when it was over. I'm sad that it's finished and I eagerly await his next words.

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An important book by a wonderful writer

Rick shares with us his struggles with complex PTSD with bravery, honesty and most of all, humour. He is a remarkable human being

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fantastic

A brilliant book. an amazing journey, one which comforted me in my own journey. Thank you for being so honest. you are beautiful.

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A feast!

Beautifully written and delivered. A true act of love. Can’t wait for book no. 3!

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