The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson Cancer Con

An evening with award winning journalist and Author Nick Toscano

Come and meet Nick Toscano as he discusses his work uncovering the truth about Bell Gibson. Bell was a hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals, and a best-selling smartphone app. She lied about having cancer — to her family and friends, to her business partners and publishers, and to the hundreds of thousands of people, including genuine cancer survivors, who were inspired by her Instagram posts. The Woman Who Fooled the World tracks the 23-year-old's rise to fame and fall from grace. Told through interviews with the people who know her best, it unravels the mystery and motivation behind this deception and follows the public reaction to a scandal that made headlines around the world.

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Created by Collins Booksellers Moonee Ponds

Event Details:

Date: Monday, 12 February 2018
Time: 7PM
Venue: Sam Merrifield Libary
Price: Free
Contact: Sam Merrifield Library at 03 8325 1950
Special Notes: Please visit www.eventbrite.com, Moonee Valley Libraries to reserve your ticket for the night. There is limited seating.

The Trauma Cleaner

An evening with Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein holds a doctorate in criminal law and is a law lecturer and reacher. Her first book is the incredible story of an inspiring woman, Sandra Pankhurst. Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman and trophy wife. But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead—and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together.

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Created by Collins Booksellers Moonee Ponds

Event Details:

Date: Monday, 19 March 2018
Time: 7PM
Venue: Sam Merrifield Libary
Price: FREE
Contact: Sam Merrifield Library at 03 8325 1950
Special Notes: Please reserve your seat on the www.eventbrite.com, Moonee Valley Libraries. Tickets should be available soon and will sell out.