Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the storm caused by The First Stone. Her stories on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio and Akon Guode, the mother who drove her children into a lake, won her two Walkley Awards.Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction is always passionate and compelling. True Storiesis an extraordinary book, spanning forty years of work, by one of Australia?s great writers.