20 Sep 2022

Lauren Roche from troubled teen stowaway to GP and author

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 20 September 2022
Lauren Roche and book cover

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Author Lauren Roche has lived a life of constant reinvention. She was a high school drop out, who stowed away on a ship to the US at the age of 16. After being deported home she turned to prostitution - and it was an overdose that finally led her to get help for depression. She returned to high school at 20 - then medical school  - where she graduated and worked for many years as a GP. She was also an elite athlete, competing in Ironman events until a back injury robbed her of the ability to continue. Lauren has written about the events in her life in two autobiographies -  Bent not Broken which was published in 2000 and its sequel Life on the Line. She joins Lynn to talk about her latest book, Mila and a Bone Man - a novel about guilt, forgiveness and finding your way home.