Whether via the numerous media reports, 60 Minutes specials, Women's Weekly cover stories or her first book, Everything To Live For, we know about the why, how and what of that fateful day in September 2011. We know how she died four times on the operating table and her tortuous road to recovery. We've had a glimpse of the love of her boyfriend, Michael, that sustained her, and seen hints of the inner-strength that has made her one of the most admired women in the country. But until now, the true essence of this most remarkable Australian, plus the toll her accident has all taken on her and those around her, have remained a mystery.
How and why does she push herself to ever greater physical and mental limits? What does she see when she looks in the mirror? How does her sudden celebrity (for the most unorthodox of reasons) sit with her? What lessons has she learned in the past five years? And, crucially, how can each and every one of us take those lessons and apply them to our own lives?
More than a simple chronology of events - and against the backdrop of a never-ending series of impressive physical feats, including climbing the Great Wall of China, walking the Kokoda Track and competing in not one but two Ironman competitions - this book unmasks the real Turia: funny, fierce, intelligent, flawed.
With the benefit of hindsight and five years' worth of getting of wisdom, Turia is only now able to account for how she prevailed where others might have faltered. And for the first time, in this book we get to know the people who - by Turia's own admission - made her recovery possible.
Unmasked will reveal the woman behind the headlines, and in so doing, uncover the grace, humour and inner-steel that gets Turia Pitt through every day - and which leaves the rest of us watching on in amazement.
This story was incredibly well written, told and performed. I found myself talking the long way home, just to spend a little extra time in the car listening. Utterly bewildered, completely inspired, positively hopeful.
a remarkable book and a remarkable woman I have taken away so much from listening her story and of those around her
love hearing turia and Michaels love story.
such a great inspirational story
uplifting and enjoyable
Truly inspirational & amazing. For someone so young to have endured so much yet rise above it all and be an inspiration to all.
Makes you realise anything is possible with hard work and a positive attitude.
Only negative about this audiobook is that it would’ve been nice if a different voice was used for the male & female narratives.
Loved listening to this to and from work every day. Such an inspirational woman and family.
if you read Turia's first book, yoh will be be sure to enjoy this one just as much. The 5 year recap of her life since the fire is nothing short of amazing. well narrated and written.
Wow! loved it! Puts life into perspective. A must read. Congratulations to all of you.
Turia and Michael are evidently two remarkable humans that have created something positive from a point of absolute tragedy. I'll think of Turia every time I catch myself thinking that something is "too hard" from here forward. After reading this book there are seriously no more valid excuses for not getting things done and more than anything for not appreciating and living each day to the best of once ability.
This is the most inspirational story I have ever read.
I enjoyed the format of the book and reading the views of others impacted by this life changing event,
I must have cried 50 times during this book, tears of joys rather than sadness.
A very powerful story
Great biography, moving, inspirational and motivating. This woman is a wonder- she is Wonder Woman! Great story behind the legend who is Turia Pitt.