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The long-awaited memoir of Australia’s sweetheart, Olivia Newton-John, covering everything from Grease to her journeys with cancer to her tireless charity work.

My mantra is simple: Don’t stop believin’!

For more than five decades Olivia Newton-John has been one of our most successful and adored entertainers. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she is one of the world’s best-selling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super stardom. Her appeal as a performer is timeless.

In addition to her music and screen successes, Olivia is perhaps best known for her strength, courage and grace. After her own personal journeys with cancer, she has thrived and become an inspiration for millions around the world. A tireless advocate for countless charities, her true passion is as the founding champion of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in her hometown of Melbourne. Olivia has always radiated joy, hope and compassion - determined to be a force for good in the world.

Now she is sharing her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar, in this deeply personal book. Warm, candid and moving, Don’t Stop Believin’ is Olivia Newton-John’s story in her own words for the very first time.

$1 from every hardback sold will be donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780143788935

    September 10, 2018

    Viking Australia

    336 pages

    RRP $48.00

    Online retailers

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    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
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  • Audio Download

    9780143792444

    September 17, 2018

    Penguin AU Audio Adult

    336 pages

    RRP $35.99

    Online retailers

    • Audible
    • Google Play
  • EBook

    9781760144074

    September 10, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    336 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
  • Trade Paperback

    9781760890278

    April 16, 2019

    Viking Australia

    320 pages

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Extract

PROLOGUE

Don’t stop believin’, you’ll get by
Bad days will hurry by.

30 May 2017

My favourite time of day is ‘magic hour’, when the sun takes a dive behind the craggy mountain ranges and the sky is painted a stunning purple-pink. I’m sitting there right now on a weathered stone bench allowing the day to wash over me, surrounding myself with love and light. I smell the early summer roses and smile as our energetic German shepherd, Raven, brings me her ball for yet another toss. My wonderful husband John should be pulling up in the driveway any moment. It’s a beautiful life and remains so, even though I told the world a few hours ago that my cancer had returned. Yesterday I went in to be measured. When you have photon radiation therapy, you must be in exactly the same position every single time, so they give you small dot tattoos to make sure your body is lined up properly in the machine.

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