Jodie Turner congratulating Robert Martin on the release of his new book

Robert Martin’s new book ‘Becoming a Person’ is a moving tribute to not only the man whose story it tells, but also to the thousands of people for whom institutions were their grim reality.

Throughout the book, Robert refers to the many people that he witnessed suffer trauma and injustice, lived with and shared friendships with, at various institutions around NZ.  You can tell that behind this man who is able to tell his story Рhard though it is, there are many, many others whose stories may never be told.

This is an honest account as told from Robert’s perspective and it’s thought-provoking and it’s real.

This is a story all New Zealanders should read.

This is a story that needs to be told.

Congratulations Robert on the release of your new book.

The book can be purchased from a bookstore near you or online here from Craig Potton Publishing.