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Don't Look Away: A Memoir of Identity and Acceptance
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Don't Look Away: A Memoir of Identity and Acceptance
Written by:
Konrad MarshallDanielle Laidley 
Read by:
Rebecca Macauley 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
9 hours 46 minutes 
September 07 2022 
Available Date:
September 07 2022 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Australian; Autobiography; Memoirs; Sport 
Bolinda/HarperCollins audio 
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NZD$ 54.95
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Australian author

Shortlisted Australian Book Design Awards 2023

A tell-all memoir about the life of a former North Melbourne AFL player and coach and transition into a woman.

Fearless. Tough. Uncompromising. This was the persona of former elite footballer and senior AFL coach, Danielle Laidley. Fearful. Vulnerable. Uncertain. This is how Laidley felt, for most of her life. For the best part of five decades, within a hyper-masculine sporting environment, Danielle Laidley harboured a dark secret. As a boy growing up in the backblocks of Perth, as a teenager and young man playing AFL, as a married father of three, she knew she was female, regardless of the gender she was assigned at birth. For years Laidley lived a compartmentalised life, managing her secret first with a relentless quest for sporting success and workaholism, and eventually with substances that dulled the pain. She covertly experimented with her transgender life but eventually rumours began to circulate. Then there was nowhere to hide. This is an unflinching account of what it's like to know you don't fit the body you were born into, and the desperate measures taken to mask the fear of being outed, of losing those you love. It's about the courage it takes to step into the world as Danielle May.