Don't Peak at High School
From Bullied to A-List
'The irony is that the majority of people who are admired and respected in the world probably came from this kind of background... I never went to anything cool, the first time I went to a Big Day Out, I was 23 and playing at it!' Megan Washington
For the one in four Australian kids affected by bullying, the so-called ‘best days of your life’ can feel more like Guantanamo Bay for Teens. In Don’t Peak At High School, Australia’s most talented, successful and popular stars reveal how being bullied shaped their lives. With candid accounts of their experiences, each shines a light into the dark basements of their past to inspire teenagers and provide precious insight to parents and teachers.
Brendan Cowell, Megan Washington, Adam Goodes, Penny Wong, Charlie Pickering, Tim Ferguson, Bindi Cole, Judith Lucy, Paul Capsis, Eddie Perfect, Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy, Kate Miller-Heidke, Wendy Harmer and Adam Boland
Praise for Don't Peak at High School
'Full of wry humour, pearls of hard-won wisdom and harrowing stories … Some are funny, others are confronting. Ultimately, all 15 are uplifting – testimonies to individual defiance, discipline, ingenuity and resilience.' The Big Issue
Fiona Scott-Norman (Ed.)
Fiona Scott-Norman, herself as popular as scabies at school, is a Melbourne-based comedian, writer and broadcaster. She writes regularly for The Big Issue magazine, and is a regular on ABC Radio.