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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan


9780733635359

Hachette Australia


Biography;
Autobiography: arts & entertainment;
Coping with disability


Paperback

320 pages

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When he was a kid, Quentin Kenihan loved Superman. Ironic, really. Quentin didn't need kryptonite to reveal his weakness - born with a rare bone disorder, osteogenesis imperfecta, his bones broke all on their own.
 
When Quentin was seven, Mike Willesee made a documentary about him. Australians fell in love with his wit, and never-say-die attitude. Over the years he grew up before our eyes. But there was a dark side to his life. The true story was never told ... until now. A story of abandonment, drug addiction, dark days and thoughts of suicide. Battling through it all, Quentin's resilience is inspiring.
 
Quentin is now determined to live life the best he can. Just turned 41, he is a filmmaker, stand-up comedian, radio host, actor and film critic; he's hung out with Angelina, accidentally ripped Jennifer Lopez's dress, talked sex with Jean-Claude Van Damme, appeared in MAD MAX and interviewed Julia Gillard, all the while showing that living in a wheelchair doesn't mean staying still.
 
This is an unforgettable, brutally honest, at times heartbreaking memoir. Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude!

By:   Quentin Kenihan
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   466g
ISBN:   9780733635359
ISBN 10:   0733635350
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   September 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Quentin Kenihan was born with Osteogenesis imperfecta, which meant his bones broke all the time among other things. At seven, he became famous because of the Mike Willesee documentary QUENTIN. Australians fell in love with Quentin for his wit and unique take on life and over the years he drifted in and out of public view for reasons this book will reveal. Quentin is a disability activist, filmmaker, stand-up comedian, radio host, actor and film critic. Quentin's stage show 'Quentin: I'm 40 ... Now What' sold out at the Adelaide Festival and there are plans to bring it to the eastern states. He appeared in the latest Mad Max film FURY ROAD and is currently the film reviewer for ABC 891 Adelaide radio breakfast program. Quentin lives in Adelaide.


This honest, at times heartbreaking, memoir is a a story to inspire others to chase their dreams. Queensland Times 'A disarmingly honest and surprisingly affecting book that in many ways is as much about fame itself as about fame because of a disability'. Daily Review a courageous memoir City Messenger

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