Starting Out: Penguin Special: Penguin Special

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Penguin Group Australia, Feb 15, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography
In her extraordinary career, spanning over fifty years, Ita Buttrose has been involved in every aspect of the media, from newspapers and magazines to television and radio and now, electronic publishing. Starting as a copygirl on The Australian Women's Weekly, by the age of sixteen her journalism career was well underway when she was granted a cadetship on the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. In Starting Out Ita describes discovering her love of journalism and publishing, how she overcame the challenge of being a woman in the workplace in the fifties and sixties, and the excitement of seeing her first byline in print.

Starting Out is an engaging and insightful account of the early days of Ita Buttrose's career, depicting events that have shaped one of Australia's most prominent and distinguished women.

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Ita Buttrose AO, OBE has enjoyed an extensive career in print, radio and television. She has edited leading magazines and newspapers including Sydney's Daily & Sunday Telegraphs, The Australian Women's Weekly, Cleo and ITA. She is a regular social commentator on Channel Nine's Today show and in popular demand on the professional speakers' circuit. She is National President of Alzheimer's Australia, Vice-President Emeritus of Arthritis Australia and National Patron of the Macular Degeneration Foundation and has also been awarded Australian of the Year 2013.

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