Man in a Grey Suit
Author: Glenn Orgias
One twilight, Glenn Orgias was surfing at Bondi Beach when the worst happened: he was attacked by a shark, a 'man in a grey suit', as surfers call them. Although it suddenly released him, Glenn still thought his life was over – he was 80 metres from shore with one almost severed arm, losing blood and strength fast, and the great white shark was somewhere below. All he could think about was his wife, Lisa, who was four months pregnant.
Man in a Grey Suit is a powerful memoir about overcoming life's obstacles, large and small. It's the story of how surfing helped Glenn find some release from the anger and anxiety he felt growing up, and how something that so nearly killed him actually helped turn his life around. This is a brave, honest and moving account of how an ordinary man dealt with an extraordinary event.
'He frankly and fiercely taps into Australians' deepest fear.' Robert Drewe
'Sometimes we all wonder if we could cope with the worst that life could throw at us. Glenn Orgias has been there, and has come through. His strength of character lies not in what he lost, but in what he's always had.' Malcolm Knox
'In crisp, punchy prose, he shows us why his life is fuller now than before.' Fiona Capp, The Age
'This moving and utterly gripping true story is a testament to the bravery and guts that human beings can display when truly pushed to the brink.' Herald Sun