Podcast: Local author tackles universal issues

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Whilst always having a love for the written word, it was an inspiring encounter at high school where Jack Hunter knew there was an audience for his writing.

The support and backing of teachers, friends and family have helped Jack follow and develop his passion.

Over the past decade, Jack has hit many milestones and accomplishments.

A local author from the Blue Mountains, Jack has produced four books and regularly contributes online. However, the successes have been tempered by a series of challenges and realisations.

His latest work, ‘Better Than Bad’ is a collection of thirty-one short stories that dissects our obsession with ourselves. By turning a satirical lens on controversial issues ranging from politics to influencers, the book illuminates the dark comedy lurking within every facet of modern society.

In an ever-changing world, Jack wants to ensure that a grounded and realistic perspective is applied in day-to-day life.

“Every day, the headlines are filled with news that seems either improbable or impossible. I think finding the comedy in chaos is incredibly important as it allows us to share in the humiliation of something that might otherwise isolate and divide,” Jack said.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling to cope, there are people who care and are ready to listen. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au.

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