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Meet The Author

An extraordinary memoir about family, love, belief, redemption and the power of forgiveness

Stan Walker is one of the finest singers to emerge from Australia and New Zealand Aotearoa in a generation. When Stan won Australian Idol in 2009, he was thrown head-first into the deep end of the music industry. What followed were some of the highest highs, and the lowest of lows. Few knew about the darkness in Stan’s past – the violent upbringing, the sexual abuse and the struggle to be more than just a survivor.

Impossible is a personal reflection on life growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined. It’s a story about forgiveness and a journey to redemption. It’s a tale of a young Maori boy from Tauranga finding his place on the world stage while never forgetting who he is and where he came from.

Stan’s is a story of survival against impossible odds. Abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination – Stan tells it all with startling honesty and insight, and with a wonderful sense of warmth and hope. It’s an important and un-putdownable read.






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