The Joy of Living

Postponing the Afterlife

By: Barry Eaton and Anne Morjanoff


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The Joy of Living is a story that touches the soul and gives us heart-warming, fascinating and deep insights on the hard road from diagnosis to treatment and eventual survival from throat cancer. Barry Eaton, author and radio presenter, describes the careful preparations he made for his journey, using his experience and understanding of the spirit world to deal with and survive the ordeal. Balancing holistic and spiritual methods with modern medicine, he found the means of coping as well as developing a deeper understanding of his lifes purpose. Barry tells his story in his own inimitable style as a broadcaster, sprinkled with amusing anecdotes and recollections. Dealing with customary fears surrounding cancer, Barrys story unfolds with insights from his partner Anne and son Matthew, as they support him through his emotional roller-coaster journey.

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ISBN: 9781925429480

Published: Apr/17 (AU/NZ)

Format: B format Paperback

Dimensions: 210 mm  x  135 mm

Extent: 220 pages

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About The Author

Barry Eaton

Barry Eaton

Author & Radio Presenter

Barry has wide international experience in all areas of the media and entertainment industries. He is a well known radio and TV presenter, having spent many years with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and various commercial radio and TV stations. His profile embraces news and sports anchoring, lifestyle shows, current affairs, talk back radio and in what feels to him like an earlier incarnation, was even a DJ. He currently hosts and produces an internet radio show which has a worldwide audience. He is also a voice over artist narrating documentary films, radio and TV commercials, and more. As part of a busy schedule he has now joined the Journalist Panel for Spokesperson Media Training and will be helping business people to understand and work with the media to expand their profile.

Early in 2006 he co-hosted the spectacular ANZAC Military Tattoo at Sydney’s Superdome (now Acer Arena) followed by The Tattoo Spectacular in Perth in 2007. Barry originally trained as an actor and returned to the stage in Agatha Christie’s play “The Hollow” in Sydney in 2006. He has also appeared in a number of films and TV shows.

As Co-ordinator of the Faculty of Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney, he lectured in radio journalism and production from 1995-99. He has also has wide corporate experience, running his own company, which embraced media consulting, video and audio production and special event marketing and publicity. He now consults to Spokesperson Media Training as a corporate trainer.

Barry branched out from his broadcasting and production work to study astrology in 1991, which lead to an ongoing exploration of the mysteries of life and what lies beyond. Since then he has also developed his abilities as a psychic intuitive and a medium, which ultimately led to the writing of “Afterlife”.

As a writer he has been published widely and has also scripted documentary films, commercials and corporate presentations. He also co-wrote the screenplay for two feature films with his son Matthew. Afterlife marks his debut as an author, which soon lead to writing No Goodbyes (2013) and the soon to be released The Joy of Living (2017 Rockpool Publishing).

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Anne Morjanoff

Anne Morjanoff


Anne Morjanoff had a 15-year career in Sydney’s central bank, beginning in communications and moving to the human resources department. As enrolment officer at the parent-run pre-school her daughters attended, she sourced funding to build a new purpose built pre-school on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Anne developed a passion for number symbolism, using it to re-assure many people of their life conditions and conducting workshops on the power of numbers in everyday life.

Anne travelled with her daughters for many years when they competed in ice-skating competitions, including in European events. She has been a dressmaker for a fashion boutique, and now works in the education arena in a casual administrative role.

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