I m struggling to review this book because it s isn t a bad book but the topic is very difficult for me to write about Yes I have experienced bullying at school as well as the workplace Lucky for me I had far less self doubt which made it much easier to cope and resolve my own situations To anyone who have suffered anxiety depression and bullying this is the book for you It s not a depressing book it s even funny in certain Arcana Mundi parts but if you think you ve had it bad then wait until you read thisBorn with Dwarfism this makes Ian a target for school bullies inarticular 1960 s 70 s and 80 s as children can be cruel He does have some very loyal friends but it s the bullying that resulted in him developing self doubt The self doubt lead to self abuse in the form of alcohol and gambling This eventually lead to depression and nervous breakdown He coped with everything well and he is extremely lucky to have the support of
His Partner Family And partner family and I m going to stop here because I feel this review is sounding a bit depressing I will have to come back later and write a balanced review "I really enjoyed this book It is the story of a man who has had "really enjoyed this book It is the story of a man who has had struggle for much of his life against A memoir of standing tall against the odds Australian voice over Artist Lofty Fulton knows what it's like to have the odds stacked against him Born with achondroplasia which is a form of dwarfism his grandmother thought he should be locked away from the world At school he suffered years of relentless bullying; believing the lie he would never be loved. Is own hysical difficulties bullies family dramas and mental demons But while he might not have been born a big man he was born with a big voice a big heart a mountain of courage and in the end an indomitable spirit and love of life Summary Lofty My Life in Short is a memoir by Ian Lofty Fulton about courage and determinationLofty is a famous Australian voiceover artist who happens to have achondroplasia the most common form of dwarfism You might recognise him as the voiceover artist for MasterChef Australia In his memoir Lofty details the fundamental moments in his life He recounts his childhood in Tasmania specifically the troubles with his alcoholic father and the relentless bullying he faced at school for being different to everyone else He also talks about the highlights and challenges "Of His Radio Career Workplace Bullying A "his radio career workplace bullying a marriage and his ongoing battles with anxiety and depressionLofty also explores the different relationships in his life and how they helped shape who he is today with the most important relationship being the one he has with himselfA compelling account of Lofty s courage and determination in difficult times written with a touch of humour ReviewA Mirror Matter powerf. Or good enough At 15 Lofty's voice broke giving him a uniue gift thataved the way for his future My Life in Short is a deeply A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry personal memoir of vulnerability and courage and humour as Lofty unpacks the events of his traumatic childhoodublic bigotry; a failed marriage the highs and lows of a successful radio career and his struggles with crippling.
Summary Lofty Author Lofty Fulton,
Ul memoir about Lofty s vulnerability and growthDue to the heavy subject matter I liked how Lofty broke up the seriousness with touches of humour It was eye "opening seeing how different times were back then in terms of acceptance of difference It was "seeing how different times were back then in terms of acceptance of difference It was uite sad seeing the relentless bullying Lofty went through and how it was deemed acceptable The world has come a long way but it still has a long way to go It took a while for me to read the book as I needed time to rocess the tough subject matter I Cat Out of Hell particularly found the anxiety aspect and many of the challenges Lofty faced for being short very relatable I loved being able to see a bit of myself on theage and the sense of being understood and I loved reading Lofty s encouragementIt was interesting learning about how Lofty got a career in radio the behind the scenes information and the challenges he faced trying to maintain his dream job in an ever changing industryI admire Lofty s vulnerability and his courage and determination I recommend this book for anyone who s 16 years and older It s an inspirational story for short statured and non short statured eople alike Content warning bullying gambling self harm and suicidal thoughts. General anxiety disorder clinical depression and a serious gambling addiction Lofty's story is a collusion of light and shade; a reflection on what it means to be human; to search for meaning and urpose From brokenness to breakthrough Lofty has slayed many of his inner demons; rising to become one of Australia's most sought after and recognisable voic. .