Gleebooks & Penguin Random House Aus present

Leigh Sales – Any Ordinary Day

2 Oct 2018

Gleebooks & Penguin Random House Aus present Leigh Sales in conversation with Annabel Crabb.


The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.


In Any Ordinary Day, Leigh talks intimately with people who’ve faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she’s learned about coping with life’s unexpected blows.


Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don’t know we have.


Copies of Any Ordinary Day will be on sale and Leigh will be available for signing.


Image by Daniel Boud.