Life Force

An unforgettable story of family, friendship, food and cancer

Barry du Bois, Miguel Maestre
AUD $34.99

Barry du Bois shares an incredible story that is heart-breaking and life-affirming in equal measures.

Faced with the recurrence of his incurable cancer Channel 10's The Living Room presenter Barry Du Bois left nothing to chance as he embraced a do-or-die treatment to extend his time with his precious young children and wife Leonie. With the team Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and his best mate, TV chef Miguel Maestre, in his corner, Barry shares an incredible story that is heart-breaking and life-affirming in equal measures.

Raised in a fibro house beside a six-lane highway in Sydney's west, Barry retired from his successful building business in his early forties to deal with crippling depression but got a second wind as a television presenter talking about his favourite subjects, building and design, and becoming a later-life father to twins after a long quest via IVF and surrogacy. Now, during what Barry describes as his 'last episode', he contemplates a gifted life and the lessons learned, including the value of a very special friendship.

Author bio:

Barry Du Bois is an Interior Designer and Master Builder with over 30 years experience. As one of Australia's best-loved TV personalities, Barry possesses the unique ability to communicate his professional knowledge on design, architecture, renovations and DIY to homeowners who are outside the building industry.

Miguel Maestre has worked for many years in various kitchens around the world, and has made Sydney his home. Born in Murcia in the south of Spain, his love for food was pre-determined from a young age. Miguel's passion for food and life is infectious, and he has developed a talent for incorporating Spanish ingredients and cooking styles into his Australian menus.

Barry and Miguel TEN's work together on three time Logie winning show "The Living Room", alongside Amanda Keller and Dr Chris Brown.

Category: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781760682996
Publisher: Bonnier Echo
Imprint: Echo
Pub Date: May 2018
Page Extent: 232
Format: Paperback
Subject: Memoirs