MUP to publish authorised biography of Susan Alberti
The Footy Lady will be out in November 2017
MUP is proud to announce the acquisition of Susan Alberti's authorised biography, to be published in November this year.
The Footy Lady: The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti has been written by Stephanie Asher, who has spent a year talking to and interviewing Susan about life, football, the AFL Women's league and – of course – the Western Bulldogs.
“It is a privilege to publish the life story of Susan Alberti, football’s first lady, a tireless champion for women in sport and a passionate advocate for medical research,” said MUP CEO Louise Adler. “Susan’s is a lesson in resilience , courage and why giving up is never an option.”
The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes; and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL's move into women's football. When her first husband was killed by a truck, Susan took over their construction business, becoming a female pioneer in the building industry. When her daughter was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes she embarked on a mission to find a cure.
When her beloved football club the Western Bulldogs was threatened with annihilation she worked as vice-president to bring home the 2016 premiership flag.
Confronted with the exclusion of women from AFL, she battled to open the game to all and kept up the fight with money and on-ground support when others were ready to signal defeat.
The Footy Lady is a story of passion, generosity and a woman who will inspire you to take on the seemingly impossible and triumph.
For media enquiries please contact Emma Rusher.
The Footy Lady: The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti is out in November.