Book Launch - The Oldest Student at the Sorbonne

A Real Life Tale - How One Cronulla Lawyer Nearly Lost It All…

This event will be held at Berkelouw Books Cronulla - 29 Cronulla Street, Cronulla, between 11 AM and 12 PM.

In 2011, Russell Hodge was living life in the fast lane as a high powered corporate lawyer in Sydney. In June 2011, he had impulsively resigned as a Director of REX Airlines and plunged himself into self-imposed retirement. By the following June he was standing in Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris aged 66 years, a
world away from his waterfront home in Cronulla, about to embark on a six month study trip at the world famous Sorbonne University. What followed was a series of heartbreaking events that led to him sleeping homeless on the streets of Sydney, estranged from his family and friends and struggling with a severe mental illness.

Join us to celebrate the launch of his new book, a memoir entitled The Oldest Student at the Sorbonne.

The book is a thought provoking tale about one man’s self-reflective journey from high flying deals, to friendships with gypsies and beggars in Paris and then to the homeless community in Sydney.