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Lisa Wilkinson, 61, looks stressed at a Sydney café after book release

Former Today show host Lisa Wilkinson dropped her bombshell autobiography It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This earlier this month.

And on Monday, the 61-year-old journalist and presenter looked a little stressed as she took a tense phone call while grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat at her local café in Sydney.   

The Project star went makeup free and showed off her flawless visage on the outing, looking distracted at she sat at her table and played around on her laptop.  

Everything okay? On Monday, makeup free Lisa Wilkinson, 61, revealed her flawless visage during a tense phone call at a café Sydney – after dropping her bombshell autobiography

Lisa kept things casual on the day, stepping out in a navy blue knitted dress and white canvas shoes. 

She carried her laptop into the café and a brown leather shoulder bag. 

She wore her dark brunette locks out and over her shoulders and a pair of chic glasses as she got her work done. 

Casual: Lisa kept things casual on the day, stepping out in a navy blue knitted dress and white canvas shoes

Casual: Lisa kept things casual on the day, stepping out in a navy blue knitted dress and white canvas shoes

Tension? The 61-year-old journalist and presenter looked a little stressed as she took a tense phone call while grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat

Tension? The 61-year-old journalist and presenter looked a little stressed as she took a tense phone call while grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat

Tension? The 61-year-old journalist and presenter looked a little stressed as she took a tense phone call while grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat

A lot on your mind? Lisa looked distracted at she sat at her table and played around on her laptop

A lot on your mind? Lisa looked distracted at she sat at her table and played around on her laptop

Lisa’s new autobiography documents the TV host’s life and media career, including a chapter dedicated to her sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Karl Stefanovic over a pay dispute.

While her autobiography has sparked controversy, it seems the avalanche of negative press has paid off in spades, as her book is reportedly flying off the shelves. 

According to The Daily Telegraph’s Annette Sharp, Lisa’s publishers Harper Collins ordered a 10,000 reprint of the autobiography last week due to high sales.

Bombshell release: Lisa dropped her bombshell autobiography It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This earlier this month

Bombshell release: Lisa dropped her bombshell autobiography It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This earlier this month

Controversial: Lisa's new autobiography documents the TV host's life and media career, including a chapter dedicated to her sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Karl Stefanovic over a pay dispute

Controversial: Lisa's new autobiography documents the TV host's life and media career, including a chapter dedicated to her sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Karl Stefanovic over a pay dispute

Controversial: Lisa’s new autobiography documents the TV host’s life and media career, including a chapter dedicated to her sacking from Channel Nine and falling out with Karl Stefanovic over a pay dispute

Best seller: While her autobiography has sparked controversy, it seems the avalanche of negative press has paid off in spades, as her book is reportedly flying off the shelves

Best seller: While her autobiography has sparked controversy, it seems the avalanche of negative press has paid off in spades, as her book is reportedly flying off the shelves

Reprint: According to The Daily Telegraph's Annette Sharp, Lisa's publishers Harper Collins ordered a 10,000 reprint of the autobiography last week due to high sales

Reprint: According to The Daily Telegraph’s Annette Sharp, Lisa’s publishers Harper Collins ordered a 10,000 reprint of the autobiography last week due to high sales

‘No doubt fanned by phenomenal media interest in the book, more than 4200 copies of the book sold in its first week to market,’ Sharp claimed on Sunday.

Sales have been so impressive, that Harper Collins has also reportedly bumped up Lisa’s tome to the top of the autobiography release list.

Meanwhile this month, a petition to cancel The Project is gathering steam online.  

The Change.org petition ‘Get The Project Cancelled’ accuses the left-leaning news program of airing ‘vile, un-Australian material’.

Success: Sales have been so impressive, that Harper Collins has also reportedly bumped up Lisa's tome to the top of the autobiography release list

Success: Sales have been so impressive, that Harper Collins has also reportedly bumped up Lisa’s tome to the top of the autobiography release list

Drama: Meanwhile this month, a petition to cancel The Project is gathering steam online

Drama: Meanwhile this month, a petition to cancel The Project is gathering steam online

Drama: Meanwhile this month, a petition to cancel The Project is gathering steam online

Making headlines: The Change.org petition 'Get The Project Cancelled' accuses the left-leaning news program of airing 'vile, un-Australian material'

Making headlines: The Change.org petition ‘Get The Project Cancelled’ accuses the left-leaning news program of airing ‘vile, un-Australian material’

Its author, James Hamilton, also claims the hosts ‘recently accused a cricketer of racism before quickly retracting the statement’.

Despite months of worryingly low ratings, The Project and The Sunday Project will be returning to Channel 10 next year.

The network last Friday issued a statement about the future of the show in response to reports about its dwindling audience.

‘Recent media reports inferring that The Project will not be on 10 in 2022 are completely fabricated, false and misleading,’ a spokesperson said.

‘The Project has just celebrated its 12th birthday and is here to stay! At a time when information, context and understanding is more important than ever, The Project will continue to provide Australians with their dose of news delivered differently.’

Not going anywhere: Despite months of worryingly low ratings, The Project and The Sunday Project will be returning to Channel 10 next year. The network last Friday issued a statement about the future of the show in response to reports about its dwindling audience

Not going anywhere: Despite months of worryingly low ratings, The Project and The Sunday Project will be returning to Channel 10 next year. The network last Friday issued a statement about the future of the show in response to reports about its dwindling audience

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