Biography & memoir 2016

Stroke of Genius

Stroke of Genius

Gideon Haigh

Australia's favourite cricket writer on how one player - and his photograph - changed a sport and a nation.

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Keeping On Keeping On

Keeping On Keeping On

Alan Bennett

[This text] contains [Alan] Bennett's diaries from 2005 to 2015, with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews, reflecting on a decade that saw four major theater premieres and the...

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Reckless Daughter: A Joni Mitchell Anthology

Reckless Daughter: A Joni Mitchell Anthology

Barney Hoskyns

An anthology of the most incisive commentary on the extraordinary career of Joni Mitchell.

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D.A.A.S.: Their Part in My Downfall

D.A.A.S.: Their Part in My Downfall

Paul Livingstone

The inside story of The Doug Anthony All Stars then and now. The no-holds-barred true story behind how the bad boys of Australian comedy reunited - weaker, sicker, funnier, older...but not wiser.

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Tove Jansson: Work and Love

Tove Jansson: Work and Love

Dr Tuula Karjalainen

The definitive biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the...

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The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion

The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion

Tracy Daugherty

In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist...

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Down the Dirt Roads

Down the Dirt Roads

Rachael Treasure

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Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie

Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie

Woody Woodmansey

A poignant memoir by the last surviving member of David Bowie's The Spiders from Mars, drummer Woody Woodmansey.

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 Special priceThe Art of Cycling

The Art of Cycling

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is Australia's greatest ever cyclist, and one of our greatest sportsmen. From his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking at 20 to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France at...

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan

Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN

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Who gave you permission? The memoir of a child sexual-abuse survivor who fought back

Who gave you permission? The memoir of a child sexual-abuse survivor who fought back

Manny Waks, Michael Visontay

'Who gave you permission to speak to anybody?' Rabbi Telsner, the leader of the Yeshivah Centre, thundered during his regular weekly sermon. It was a question directed to Manny Waks's father, after Manny had finally gone public...

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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

Rachel Corbett

The extraordinary story of one of the most fruitful friendships in modern arts and letters.

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Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir

Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir

Catherine de Saint Phalle

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Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

Mike Love

Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four number 1 hits. In this book, he tells the...

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Finding A Way

Finding A Way

Graeme Innes

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Forever Young: The Story of Troye Sivan

Forever Young: The Story of Troye Sivan

Alana Wulff

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I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This: A Memoir

I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This: A Memoir

Nadja Spiegelman

A memoir of mothers and daughters, traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again.

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Still Life With Teapot

Still Life With Teapot

Lowry Brigid, Brigid Lowry

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Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch

Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch

Matteson Perry

For fans of Nick Hornby, Sloane Crosley and Judd Apatow, this is a heartfelt and hilarious memoir about an unexpected break up, a self-imposed year of being single, and how a 'nice guy' survived dating in the 21st century.

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 Read reviewWasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Wasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Elspeth Muir

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In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die....

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Melodie: A memoir of love and longing

Melodie: A memoir of love and longing

Akira Mizubayashi

M lodie is the heartfelt memoir of a Japanese man's life with his golden retriever - or rather of his golden retriever's life with him. Fidelity, patience, attachment, love and family ties are illuminated through the ..

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Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Marie Munkara

Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds.

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 Read reviewAvalanche

Avalanche

Julia Leigh

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Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock

Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock

Barney Hoskyns

Think 'Woodstock' and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But Woodstock itself was over 60 miles from the site to which the fabled half a million flocked. So...

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 Read reviewThe Family Law (TV Tie-In)

The Family Law (TV Tie-In)

Benjamin Law

Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: why won't his Chinese dad wear...

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Enemy

Enemy

Ruth Clare

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Road Series

Road Series

Hugo Race

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 Special priceSurrender: A Journal For My Daughter

Surrender: A Journal For My Daughter

Joshua Yeldham

'Welcome to the extraordinary and wonderful world of Joshua Yeldham. I hope you wore sensible shoes.' - Richard Roxburgh

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In Brazil

In Brazil

Fran Bryson

In Brazil, you can commune with spirits and dance with gods. In Brazil, you can learn a lot about life's possibilities.

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My Fight Your Fight: The Official Ronda Rousey autobiography

My Fight Your Fight: The Official Ronda Rousey autobiography

Ronda Rousey

Reveals how we can all be at our best, even on our worst days, and how we can turn our limitations into opportunities. This book enables you to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be.

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 Read reviewThe Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir

Vivian Gornick

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life.

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A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid From the Taliban in Plain Sight

A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid From the Taliban in Plain Sight

Maria Toorpakai, Katharine Holstein

A powerful memoir about a young Pakistani girl who, until the age of twelve, was disguised as a boy so she could compete in sports.

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The Latte Years: A Story of Losses, Gains and Life Beyond the After Photo

The Latte Years: A Story of Losses, Gains and Life Beyond the After Photo

Philippa Moore

At twenty-four Philippa Moore is overweight, unhappily married, and still living in her hometown of Hobart, Tasmania. After a wake-up call in a department-store changing room, Phil suddenly realises that she is on the wrong path....

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Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Saved Thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust

Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Saved Thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust

Ingrid Carlberg, Kofi Annan

The definitive biography of one of the great heroes of the Second World War

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On the Move: A Life

On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks

An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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My Name is Mahtob

My Name is Mahtob

Mahtob Mahmoody

The daughter at the center of the international bestseller and film Not Without My Daughter finishes the story that captivated the world: held hostage in Iran, escape over the mountains, growing up in fear of kidnapping, battling...

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The Mud House: How Four Friends Built a Place in the Australian Bush

The Mud House: How Four Friends Built a Place in the Australian Bush

Richard Glover

In this frank, funny and thought-provoking memoir, Richard Glover describes how he and his friend Philip and their partners built a house in the bush on weekends. It was a huge and exhausting undertaking, not least because they...

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