Lisa Wilkinson speaks her mind in her autobiography, It Wasn't Meant to be Like This

Karen Hardy
By Karen Hardy
Updated November 25 2021 - 2:12am, first published November 6 2021 - 6:30pm
Wilkinson has spent much of her life in the public eye. Picture: Getty Images

On Lisa Wilkinson's very first day at Dolly magazine in 1978, one of her tasks was to sort the reader submissions to the Poet's Corner page. It was a job no one liked to do, young girls pouring out their hearts, poems full of teenage angst and unrequited love. Most readers added perfume to their letters, torn out of school exercise books, written in rounded cursive, reeking of Charlie, or 4711, or Yardley Lavender.

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Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au

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