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  • The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner

  • A Memoir
  • By: Grace Tame
  • Narrated by: Grace Tame
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins

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The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner

By: Grace Tame
Narrated by: Grace Tame
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Summary

Grace Tame has never walked on middle ground.

From a young age, her life was defined by uncertainty—by trauma and strength, sadness and hope, terrible lows and wondrous highs. As a teenager she found the courage to speak up after experiencing awful and ongoing child sexual abuse. This fight to find her voice would not be her last.

In 2021 Grace stepped squarely into the public eye as the Australian of the Year, and was the catalyst for a tidal wave of conversation and action. Australians from all walks of life were inspired and moved by her fire and passion. She was using her voice and encouraging others to use theirs too.

The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner is Grace's story, in Grace's words, on Grace's terms. Here she returns, again and again, to the things that have driven and saved her: love, connection and radical, unwavering honesty. Like Grace, this book is sharply intelligent, deeply felt, wildly unexpected and often blisteringly funny. And, as with all her work, it offers a constructive and optimistic vision for a better future for all of us.

©2022 Grace Tame (P)2022 Macmillan Australia Audio

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  • kate
  • 31-12-22

Truth, Honesty & Love

Thank you Grace Tame for being so honest, so vulnerable and educating the world to realise pure evil is real (and you cannot ‘fix’ it) but also that there is a path to rise above it.

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  • Laura R
  • 30-12-22

“If you don’t speak, people will put words in your mouth” —Grace Tame

Grace Tame finally gets to tell her story her way, instead of through the filter of others. She holds nothing back, it seems, and hearing it read by the author herself makes this memoir cut right through you. She is a remarkable storyteller, not without humor, who speaks an unimaginable truth so that others can feel safe to do the same. Good on ya, Grace. You’re my hero.

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  • Colleen T. Mizeres
  • 12-12-22

Amazing life story of

Abuse and overcoming abuse and going above and beyond!
I am so glad I stumbled across this book - I am referring it to everyone!

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  • Clare_124
  • 02-12-22

Read it in a night.

It is hard to ‘rate’ this memoir as it is a very raw read. Having her narrate it herself added an extra level of complexity as you could hear her emotions in her voice. Hats off to her for narrating it, that can’t have been easy. However, wow, can Grace Tame write! Insightful, sad, touching and hilarious - I couldn't put it down and ended up reading the whole book in one night.