LEIGH SALES

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Contributors -

The an­chor of the ABC’S cur­rent-af­fairs pro­gram 7.30 deals with sto­ries of tragedy on a daily ba­sis. On page 44, the au­thor of the new book Any Or­di­nary Day writes about what she’s learnt when it comes to cop­ing with loss, ter­ror and sad­ness. Writ­ing this book has taught

me ... “to be ap­pre­cia­tive of or­di­nary days and to savour the great days. Life can change so sud­denly. I’ve come to be­lieve that kind­ness is the great­est of all the hu­man qual­i­ties.” Work­ing as a jour­nal­ist is ...

“the most fun job you could have.there’s noth­ing more thrilling than be­ing in the cen­tre of a story.” The worst day of my life was ...

“I’d rather not think about it. There are a few that com­pete for the ti­tle.” The best day of my life was ...

“Ev­ery­body al­ways says the birth of their chil­dren, but let’s be hon­est, meet­ing Paul Mccart­ney was a lot less messy and painful.”

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