10:10pm – Sunday, September 6 on ABC1
What makes a good life? In this Compass series three well-known Australians offer very different ideas about good deeds, good health and good living. Appearing are renowned healer Ian Gawler, former restaurateur and writer Gay Bilson, and controversial philosopher Peter Singer. Each episode features one guest whose argument or views – personal, political and sometimes profound – are explored in interview with Geraldine Doogue.
In this episode we look at the life of Gay Bilson who is a former restaurateur, and now a writer and book reviewer. Her first book, Plenty: Digressions on Food was named the 2005 Age Book of the year. Ostensibly about food, Plenty was also a rich expression of Gay’s life philosophy, one refined and generously shared in her latest book, On Digestion. Gay left her high profile and successful career as a restaurateur for a home in the country where time to read, cook and be alone has become her recipe for ‘a good life’.
Compass: A Good Life: According To Gay Bilson will be repeated on ABC2 – Friday, September 11 at 6:00pm http://abc.net.au/iview/