Olivia: Grace and GratitudeMiranda Young
No matter how far she roamed, Olivia always called Australia home.
From the UK to Melbourne and all around the world, Grease superstar Olivia Newton-John is one of the most beloved musical and acting icons in the world.
The book covers Olivia’s journey as a dedicated woman in music who conquered the international entertainment world as well as being a mother, a wife and a relentless charity advocate who fought against the cancer that sadly took her from the world in August of 2022.
With over twenty years of music and film research under her belt, author Miranda Young celebrates Olivia’s achievements while also paying tribute to the incredible woman she has become beyond her fame.
With tributes from famous celebrities and public figures and exclusive insights from some of Australia’s biggest names in music, Olivia: Grace and Gratitude is the perfect tribute to an Australian and world-beloved icon.
About the author:
Miranda Young is a passionate music lover, and now a serious admirer of Olivia Newton John, joining the legions of fans who are hopelessly devoted to her. She is a Melbourne music writer and researcher who was lucky enough to have worked with Molly Meldrum for over 25 years, and with the great man Michael Gudsinki at Mushroom Records’ White Label. Miranda started off writing for Inpress street mag in the 90’s and ended up co-owner with her husband of iconic rock and roll venues Cherry Bar and late nightclub Yah Yahs.
Miranda spent some happy days getting her BA Hons Melb Uni, and Masters Prelim in Russian Literature at Mon Uni. She is an unrepentant New Romantic music fan who still has a posters of Phil Oakey from Human League and Rob Smith from The Cure on her study wall. She is married to Melbourne first Night Mayor James Young with three magnificent sons.