Joyful latitude of risk

Life lessons from Australia
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November 2021, no. 437
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Into the Rip: How the Australian way of risk made my family stronger, happier … and less American by Damien Cave

Simon & Schuster, $32.99 pb, 311 pp

Joyful latitude of risk

Life lessons from Australia
by
November 2021, no. 437

In 2016, New York Times correspondent Damien Cave moved his young family to Sydney to establish a foreign bureau for the newspaper. As he writes in his new book, Into the Rip, the experience has been transformational, teaching him among other things that ‘None of us is trapped within the nation we come from or the values we picked up along the way’. Despite political and economic alliances, Australia and the United States are not clones of each other, and in many ways Australia proves ‘the healthier model’ for a society. Cave learned these life lessons, he reports, through ‘the combination of fear, nature and community spirit’.

David Mason reviews 'Into the Rip: How the Australian way of risk made my family stronger, happier … and less American' by Damien Cave

Into the Rip: How the Australian way of risk made my family stronger, happier … and less American

by Damien Cave

Simon & Schuster, $32.99 pb, 311 pp

Buy this book

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