Michael McGirr is the bestselling author of Books that Saved My Life, Snooze, Bypass and Things You Get for Free. He has reviewed almost one thousand books, his short fiction has appeared in publications in Australia and overseas, and he has been publisher of Eureka Street and fiction editor of Meanjin. He works in international aid and development for a large NGO, and lives in Melbourne with his wife, Jenny, and their three teenage children.
'Michael McGirr is a bit of a twenty-first century alchemist with words: nothing is too deep to be made understandable, his aim is consolation and kindness always, and the result is often magic.' * Geraldine Doogue * 'His anecdotes will make you laugh out loud. If you haven't read any books by him before, seek them out.' -- Good Reading Magazine 'McGirr's essays are often like good sermons, with their small bits of wisdom expressed simply.' -- Age on The Books That Saved My Life 'A wonderful excursion through a host of ideas and thinkers.' * Meredith Lake, ABC RN Soul Search * 'A tonic...A book to unscramble your brain and help refresh your perspective.' * Happy Mag *