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Kristine Philipp - Girl Friday
An Extraordinarily Ordinary Working Life
2024-02-28 17:30:002024-02-28 18:30:00Australia/MelbourneKristine Philipp - Girl FridayJoin us for an author talk about resilience and reinvention, and about how we are not human resources, we are human beings.Torquay Library -
Wednesday, February 28 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Add to Calendar2024-02-28 17:30:002024-02-28 18:30:00Australia/MelbourneKristine Philipp - Girl FridayJoin us for an author talk about resilience and reinvention, and about how we are not human resources, we are human beings.Torquay Library -
Join us for an author talk about resilience and reinvention, and about how we are not human resources, we are human beings.
Girl Friday: An Extraordinarily Ordinary Working Life is the hilarious and moving memoir about women at work, pay inequality and the alienating nature of the 21st century workforce.
Wisecracking, frank and completely relatable, Kristine Philipp’s Girl Friday offers stirring insights into the personal and political contexts of working women’s lives, the lengths older women must go to keep a job, the trials of walking the poverty line in later life and the power of friendships and camaraderie in the workplace.
Kristine Philipp began life in Melbourne in 1960 and in 1975 she started office work, on and off for forty years, in the university sector, small business, the public service and community organisations. In 1984, she was the subject of a half-hour episode of Faces of Change, an ABC TV documentary series (and book) about women in Australia hosted by Anne Deveson. Kristine has written and performed stand-up comedy shows at Fringe Festivals, and writes articles for Friends of the Earth. Kristine’s creative non-fiction short stories are published in a local literary journal, on ABC online and are produced as audio stories. Kristine is an unemployable, old punk, and Girl Friday is her working life memoir.
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