AustLit logo
Jenny Valentish Jenny Valentish i(A124960 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


Jenny Valentish is a music journalist.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Women of Substances : A Journey into Addiction and Treatment Carlton : Schwartz , 2017 10985034 2017 single work autobiography

'Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with problematic substance use. Valentish follows the pathways that women, in particular, take into addiction - and out again. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read.' (Publication Summary)

2017 longlisted Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book
Last amended 10 Jun 2015 10:06:13
Needs updating?
Update Update by email
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: