Michelle Payne: The Bestselling Book ‘Life As I Know It’


Now a major motion film ‘Ride Like A Girl, in cinemas September 2019


There are great people in life who give you inspiration to keep going and get through the hard times. I have been blessed to have such role models in my life. It would be a privilege if achieving my dream could inspire the next generation.” — Michelle Payne

Michelle Payne tells her deeply inspiring autobiographical story of motivation and hope in the world of Australian horse racing. From the age of five, Michelle dreamed of one day winning the Melbourne Cup as a female jockey, in a racing industry traditionally dominated by men.

Her book explores the uplifting journey of courage on her way to becoming the first female jockey to win the race that stops the nation. It is a tale of the underdog and an inspiring message of resilience and courage for anyone who believes in triumphing over adversity and beating the odds.


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