I’m thrilled to announce the publication of Becoming Westerly by my client Jamie Brisick.
The book explores the extraordinary life of Peter Drouyn from his days as a champion Australian surfer to his transformation into the woman he always believed he was meant to be: Westerly Windina.
I met Jamie at The Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2013 when we attended a nonfiction workshop with Geoff Dyer, a writer we both admire greatly. At that stage Jamie was working on the first chapter of Becoming Westerly.
Jamie, a longtime sports journalist, is a wonderful writer. I compare this book with Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief in its ability to weave together biography, surfing history, the complexities of gender identity, and Jamie’s personal observations as a former pro surfer himself.