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The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code
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Judith Hoare is a journalist who worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The Australian Financial Review over several decades. She started her career on Chequerboard, a trailblazing social-issues television program in the 1970s, and then moved to the AFR, reporting on federal politics in Canberra. She shifted to features writing, to eventually specialise in editing long-form journalism for the newspaper, and was appointed deputy editor in 1995, a position she held for 20 years.

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'Judith Hoare delves deep into the life of the visionary doctor and shows that it was by learning to deal with her own crippling anxiety that she could assist with others.'

-- John Meagher * Irish Independent *

'By thinking outside the box, and exercising extraordinary clinical sensitivity, the brilliant physician Claire Weekes created a treatment protocol to the unending benefit of tens of millions of patients over the years.'

-- Dr David Barlow, professor emeritus of psychology and psychiatry at Boston University

'It's truly astonishing that Dr Claire Weekes is not a household name ... this book shines a light on her considerable achievements with great respect and meticulous detail.'

* Leigh Sales *

'This well-documented book is a superb look at how an Australian woman made such a difference to many ... The author has done her job magnificently.'

* NB Magazine *

'Australian doctor Claire Weekes found worldwide fame with her bestselling books on 'nervous illness' in the 1960s and 1970s - but despite gratitude from thousands of sufferers, she is almost forgotten today. This revelatory biography should change that ... Journalist Judith Hoare has comprehensively captured the unconventional life of this brilliant woman who was lauded for her evolutionary studies.' FOUR STARS -- Julia Taylor * Books + Publishing *

'A vivid portrait of an intriguing woman ahead of her time, this is a story of hope, empowerment, and vindication.'

-- Gina Perry, author of Behind the Shock Machine and The Lost Boys

'An intimate portrait ... Contributions of this kind - high in influence but low in prestige, because "popular" - are often overlooked. In this fine book, Hoare has rescued the legacy of a great Australian from that fate.'

-- Nick Haslam * Inside Story *

'A fascinating tale about a trailblazer who helped millions face their fears.'

-- Fiona Capp * Sydney Morning Herald *

'Hoare charts Dr Weekes' professional achievements, which happened almost in spite of her lack of business acumen and a difficult private life.' FOUR STARS -- Robyn Douglass * SA Weekend *

'Don't miss this biography, especially if you have been helped, as I was, by this wonderful woman. It is very detailed but well worth a read.' FOUR STARS -- Merle Morcom * Good Reading *

'Don't miss this biography, especially if you have been helped, as I was, by this wonderful woman. It is very detailed but well worth a read.' FOUR STARS -- Merle Morcom * Good Reading *

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