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Author Toby Roberts – Two Mums and a Dad

December 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

‘A hilarious coming of age story about surviving a sexually liberated mother in a hippie human zoo. Beyond the comedy, this is also a tender telling, and a valuable record of a time when same sex parenting was shocking’? – Caroline Baum, author Only

This delightful coming of age memoir explores the angst of puberty, school, sport and bad 80s fashion. Beneath the humour and quirky characters, reminiscent of Netflix’s Sex Education series and just as awkwardly funny, lies a deeper reminder of the human need to pursue more authentic lives, and the capacity for people to surprise us by accepting love in all its forms.

Over time, the bravery and decency of Toby’s two mums wins admirers and supporters in unlikely places, from rugby-playing school boys to deeply religious stay-at-home mums. Even Toby learns to see the value in his embarrassing childhood…

Toby has worked as a lawyer, banker, speech writer, and even a session singer, in roles that have taken him around the world. He has written articles for major Australian broadsheets, and written a number of short stories which have been published in magazines, converted into podcasts and broadcast on radio. Two Mums and a Dad is his first book. Toby grew up in Sydney’s northern suburbs with his mother and her female partner. He lives in Sydney again now, with his wife, two children and a whippet called Devo.

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Date:
December 3, 2022
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Central West Libraries
Phone:
6393 8132
Email:
library@orange.nsw.gov.au
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Is the event wheelchair accessible
Yes