Biography & memoir 2018

Heavy: An American Memoir

Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the...

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Tiberius with a Telephone

Tiberius with a Telephone

Patrick Mullins

The oddly compelling story of a man regarded as Australia's worst prime minister.

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Becoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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Kerry O'Brien, A Memoir

Kerry O'Brien, A Memoir

Kerry O'Brien

Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O'Brien, reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history.

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I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities and Other Stuff

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities and Other Stuff

Abbi Jacobson

A memoir in essays by Abbi Jacobson, the co-creator and co-star of hit comedy series Broad City.

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Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Lisa Appignanesi

A short, potent examination of the ways in which our sanity can become, suddenly, elusive, Everyday Madness is a deeply personal and brave account of subjects that resonate powerfully for so many of us.   

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In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

Lindsey Hilsum

** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **`It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' Marie Colvin,...

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Transformations

Transformations

Vanessa Finney

With their collecting boxes, notebooks and paintbrushes, Harriet and Helena Scott entered the masculine worlds of science and art and became two of nineteenth-century Australia's most prominent natural history painters....

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Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)

Jeff Tweedy

Through his pioneering work in the legendary country-punk band, Uncle Tupelo, to his enduring legacy as the creative force behind the unclassifiable sound of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has weaved his way between the underground and the...

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The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

Rainer Maria Rilke, Ulrich Baer

From one of the most famous poets in history comes a new selection of writings to bereaved friends and acquaintances, providing comfort in a time of grief and words to soothe the soul.    

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Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters

Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters

Lucia Berlin

A compilation of sketches, photographs, and letters, Welcome Home is an essential non-fiction companion to the stories by Lucia Berlin - author of the bestselling A Manual for Cleaning Women.

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Arguably the most significant and influential Australian woman of her time.      

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Unfettered and Alive

Unfettered and Alive

Anne Summers

The inspiring autobiography of one of Australia's most influential women, from cadet journalist to policy maker to change agent at large.

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This Will Only Hurt a Little

This Will Only Hurt a Little

Busy Philipps

A collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from actress and breakout star of Instagram stories, Busy Philipps.

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Kathleen O'Connor of Paris

Kathleen O'Connor of Paris

Amanda Curtin

Part biography, part travel narrative, this is the story of an artist in a foreign land who, with limited resources and despite the impacts of war and loss, worked and exhibited in Paris for over forty years. Kathleen O'Connor 's...

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The PM Years

The PM Years

Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd breaks his silence on his time as Prime Minister, and the coup that killed Australian politics.

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Banjo

Banjo

Grantlee Kieza

Balladeer, bushman, soldier, foreign correspondent - the remarkable life of Australia's greatest storyteller.    

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I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

Sue Prideaux

A ground-breaking and stylish biography of one of the most misunderstood and yet towering figures in contemporary thought, destined to become a modern classic.    

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Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

Roger Daltrey

The fascinating and revealing autobiography of rock legend Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who.     

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 Read reviewHeartland

Heartland

Sarah Smarsh

An eye-opening, topical, and moving memoir of one woman's experience of working-class poverty in America.

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She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy

She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy

Jill Soloway

From the creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, a memoir about love, sex and art.

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My Squirrel Days

My Squirrel Days

Ellie Kemper

A collection of essays and stories by the brilliant, hilarious star of hit Netflix sitcom The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Michael Caine

With over 100 movies to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th...

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Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

Billy Connolly

Accompanying a new BBC series, legendary comic and national treasure Billy Connolly returns to his roots, reflecting on his life, his homeland and what it means - then and now - to be Scottish.

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The Peter Norman Story

The Peter Norman Story

Andrew Webster, Matt Norman

The inspirational story of athlete Peter Norman - the greatest Australian hero you don't know.

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Imagine John Yoko

Imagine John Yoko

John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic, beloved song and illustrations by award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine is being published in partnership...

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Any Ordinary Day

Any Ordinary Day

Leigh Sales

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Tina Turner: My Love Story

Tina Turner: My Love Story

Tina Turner

The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner's 60th year in the industry.   

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Eric Idle

From the ingenious comic performer Eric Idle, founding member of Monty Python and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.

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Speaking Up

Speaking Up

Gillian Triggs

As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for...

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In Pieces

In Pieces

Sally Field

Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time, and now she tells her story for the first time in this intimate and haunting literary memoir. In her own words, she writes about a challenging and...

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My Thoughts Exactly

My Thoughts Exactly

Lily Allen

British singer Lily Allen reflect on her music, career and life in her first memoir.

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Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

Gloucester Crescent: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups

William Miller

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In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary

In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary

Jan Morris

Riffing on cats and Brexit, the Royals and the annoyances of aging, the nonagenarian Jan Morris delights with her wickedly hilarious first-ever diary collection.

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Magic

Magic

Jan Golembiewski

A young man heads off on a journey to find out if magic still exists in the world, to know its wonder, and to see if it might save him when his own life is unexpectedly at stake.

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Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart

Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart

Nell Stevens

From the author of the beloved Bleaker House, Mrs Gaskell and Me is the story of two very modern women and their two love affairs, separated by a hundred and fifty years.

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How To Build A Boat: A Father, his Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea

How To Build A Boat: A Father, his Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea

Jonathan Gornall

One man learns the ancient skills of boatbuilding to connect with fatherhood.      

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The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

Frank Walker

Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected spy - this is the fascinating story of the scandalous Freddie McEvoy.  

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Don't Stop Believin'

Don’t Stop Believin'

Olivia Newton-John

The long-awaited memoir of Australia’s sweetheart, Olivia Newton-John, covering everything from Grease to her journeys with cancer to her tireless charity work.

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 Special priceNo Spin

No Spin

Shane Warne, Mark Nicholas

Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do.    

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Challenge Accepted!

Challenge Accepted!

Celeste Barber

253 steps to becoming an anti-it girl.       

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Small Fry

Small Fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

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Low Life in the High Desert: a California memoir

Low Life in the High Desert: a California memoir

David Hirst

You are one crazy Australian', David Hirst was informed when he met the locals of Pioneertown for the first time. 'When are you gonna move out here?

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 Read reviewActive Labour: Memoirs of a Working-Class Doctor

Active Labour: Memoirs of a Working-Class Doctor

Percy Rogers

Active Labour is an inspiring, warm and moving memoir by one of the most pioneering and compassionate doctors in Australia, a key advocate for women's reproductive rights. It is a testament to one man's abiding, passionate belief...

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Queerstories: Reflections on lives well lived from some of Australia's finest LGBTQIA+ writers

Queerstories: Reflections on lives well lived from some of Australia’s finest LGBTQIA+ writers

Maeve Marsden

There's more to being queer than coming out and getting married. This exciting and contemporary collection contains stories that are as diverse as the LGBTQIA+ community from which they're drawn.

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A Long Way from No Go

A Long Way from No Go

Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Julie Szego

This is a memoir of an Aboriginal woman, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, who began life without any of the advantages of her fellow non-Indigenous Australians except for grit, humour and diverse talent in spades. Through one woman's story,...

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Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Roll

Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Roll

Fiona Patten

The incredible story of Fiona Patten, in her own inimitable words. Tireless fighter, courageous activist and effective politician who really is making a difference to her world.

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A Letter from Paris

A Letter from Paris

Louisa Deasey

When Louisa Deasey receives a message from a French woman called Coralie, who has found a cache of letters in an attic, written about Louisa's father, neither woman can imagine the events it will set in motion.   ...

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No Friend But the Mountains

No Friend But the Mountains

Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian

An account of life inside Manus detention centre, from journalist and asylum-seeker Behrouz Boochani.  

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 Special priceFashion Climbing: A New York Life

Fashion Climbing: A New York Life

Bill Cunningham

'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...' Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second.

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The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

Robin Green

A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the Sixties. A female Almost Famous.

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You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir

You’re on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir

Parker Posey

From the Queen of the Indies and star of Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show, Woody Allen's Cafe Society and Irrational Man--and cult classics like Party Girl and Dazed and Confused--comes an irreverent,...

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Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Sir David Attenborough

The further adventures of a young David Attenborough - from Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia

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Back, After the Break

Back, After the Break

Osher Gunsberg

Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny and heartwrenching memoir about life, love and living with mental illness.

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Turmoil: Letters from the Brink

Turmoil: Letters from the Brink

Robyn Williams

Robyn Williams, presenter of The Science Show on ABC Radio, reveals all in Turmoil, a searingly honest and often blackly funny reflection on his life, friends, the people he loves and loathes, and a multi-faceted career that...

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Leather Soul

Leather Soul

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy café or the front bar of a grungy pub as he is in the locker room. In this unique memoir,...

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 Read reviewNo Country Woman

No Country Woman

Zoya Patel

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 Read reviewAlways Another Country

Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang

A moving portrait of the life journey and all the romance, heartache and grief that has helped to make Sisonke Msimang the writer, activist, mother and woman she is today.

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 Read reviewHappy Never After

Happy Never After

Jill Stark

Jill Stark was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and her first book had just become a bestseller. After years of chasing the fairytale ending, she'd finally found it. And...

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The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

Edmund White

An insightful account of the key role reading has played in the life of literary icon Edmund White

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Fatherhood: Stories about being a dad

Fatherhood: Stories about being a dad

William McInnes

Bestselling author and acclaimed actor William McInnes returns with a book about a subject close to his own heart: Fatherhood.

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Beyond the Break

Beyond the Break

Darren Longbottom, Tim Rushby-Smith

The story of Australian surfer Darren Longbottom's epic rescue from a remote surf break in Indonesia

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Relentless

Relentless

Sam Mitchell

With four premierships, 329 games and a Brownlow Medal, Sam Mitchell is a true AFL legend.

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Zami: A New Spelling of my Name

Zami: A New Spelling of my Name

Audre Lorde

In a new literary form this book blends together history, biography and myth, telling a story that stretches from the Harlem of the author's girlhood in the 1930s, to the Greenwich Village of the '50s and offering insights into...

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My Country: A Syrian Memoir

My Country: A Syrian Memoir

Kassem Eid

An unforgettable memoir of growing up in Syria under al-Assad's regime, surviving a gas attack, and rallying worldwide support to break the siege of cities across the country, with a foreword by Janine di Giovanni.

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One Hundred Years of Dirt

One Hundred Years of Dirt

Rick Morton

Social mobility is not a train you get to board after you've scraped together enough for the ticket. You have to build the whole bloody engine, with nothing but a spoon and hand-me-down psychological distress.

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Run for Your Life

Run for Your Life

Bob Carr

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 Read reviewTeacher

Teacher

Gabbie Stroud

A woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching

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Simply Ing

Simply Ing

Helen (Ing) Nellie, Margaret O'Brien

Ing has lived through many family tragedies. Her honest experiences reflect her indomitable spirit and give insight into the lives of Aboriginal people

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil

A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us

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My Ikaria

My Ikaria

Spiri Tsintziras

Three years ago, Spiri Tsintziras found herself mentally, physically and spiritually depleted. She was stretched thin - raising kids, running a household and managing a business. She ate too much in order to keep going and then...

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 Read reviewStaying: A Memoir

Staying: A Memoir

Jessie Cole

A searing memoir by acclaimed novelist Jessie Cole, about surviving the suicide of loved ones, and finding a place to heal.

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 Read reviewGrowing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

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Her Mother's Daughter: A Memoir

Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

Nadia Wheatley

"Why didn't you and Daddy want people to give you any wedding presents?" I used to ask. But my mother could never be drawn into talking about the wedding. Later, I assumed it was because she did not wish to be reminded...

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Heart Berries

Heart Berries

Terese Marie Mailhot

Guileless and refreshingly honest, Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation

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 Read reviewI Will Be Complete: A memoir

I Will Be Complete: A memoir

Glen David Gold

From the bestselling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a shocking, big-hearted memoir about his bizarre upbringing in California in the 1970s and how he survived it.

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Am I Doing This Right?: Life lessons from the Encyclopedia Bri-Tanya

Am I Doing This Right?: Life lessons from the Encyclopedia Bri-Tanya

Tanya Hennessy

An honest, hilarious, and incredibly relatable A-Z guide to adulting from one of Australia's most loved entertainers and radio presenters.

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Traumata

Traumata

Meera Atkinson

In this extraordinary book, Meera Atkinson explores the ways trauma reverberates over a lifetime, unearthing the traumatic roots of our social structures and our collective history. 

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Two Generations

Two Generations

Anne Connor

Based on a true story, Two Generations explores the lived familial impact of secrets, suffering, forgiveness, hope and redemption.

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Girl With Dove: A Life Built by Books

Girl With Dove: A Life Built by Books

Sally Bayley

Weaving literary classics with a young girl's coming of age story, this is a book that testifies to the transformative power of reading and the literary imagination. Mixing fairy tale, literary classics, nursery rhymes and...

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Bruce Lee: A Life

Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly

The first authoritative biography of film star Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between eastern and western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.

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 Read reviewThe Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

Kon Karapanagiotidis

A powerful, inspiring memoir from Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which argues that by putting community, love and compassion at the centre of our lives, we have the power to change our...

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The Boy from Baradine

The Boy from Baradine

Craig Emerson

From the bush of Baradine to the corridors of Canberra, this is Craig Emerson's story of triumph and courage over adversity.

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Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye

Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye

Dave Lory, Jim Irvin

The definitive book on iconic cult hero Jeff Buckley, the singer who made just one record but inspired a generation of rock musicians.

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Rebel with a Cause

Rebel with a Cause

Jacqui Lambie, Glynn Williams

Outspoken, unexpected and refreshingly honest - the candid memoir of Jacqui Lambie.

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Radical Heart

Radical Heart

Shireen Morris

Neither Indigenous nor white, Shireen Morris is both outside observer and inside player in the fight for Indigenous rights. Framed by her family's Indian and Fijian migrant story, Morris gives a personal perspective on what many...

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 Read reviewAfterglow: A Dog Memoir

Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

Eileen Myles

In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly made an indelible impact on the writer's way of being. Over the course of sixteen years together, Myles was devoted to the pit bull and their...

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The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman

The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman

Helen Lewis

An extraordinary true story about the author's father, Mike Lewis, a British paratrooper and combat cameraman who filmed the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.

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In Danger: A Memoir of Family and Hope

In Danger: A Memoir of Family and Hope

Josepha Dietrich

One woman's powerful story of how her mother's death saved her life.

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Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Ndaba Mandela

Life lessons for us all: the story of Ndaba Mandela's unforgettable time growing up with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known - his grandfather, Nelson Mandela.

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Brave

Brave

Rose McGowan

My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same. -Rose McGowan A...

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A Man Called Yarra

A Man Called Yarra

Stan Yarramunua, Robert Hillman

A Man Called Yarra is an inspiring memoir of overcoming hardship and striving for a better life.

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The Barefoot Surgeon

The Barefoot Surgeon

Ali Gripper

Inspiring and uplifting, this is the extraordinary story of Dr Sanduk Ruit who, like his mentor Fred Hollows, took on the world's medical establishment to give the life-changing gift of sight to hundreds and thousands of the...

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

Michelle Scott Tucker

A groundbreaking portrait of an ordinary English country woman who would go on to become of Australia's most significant but little known historical figures.

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The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery

Dr Barbara K.Lipska

All we think, feel and dream, how we move, if we move, everything that makes us who we are, comes from the brain. So what happens when the brain fails? This is the extraordinary true story of a renowned neuroscientist, an expert...

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Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Joe Hagan

Over the course of five decades, founding editor of Rolling Stone Jann Wenner has put an indelible stamp on American culture. A nuanced portrait of a man who helped define a generation, and provides an explosive chronicle of an...

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 Read reviewWaiting for Elijah

Waiting for Elijah

Kate Wild

In 2009, in the NSW country town of Armidale, a mentally ill young man is shot dead by a police officer. Senior Constable Andrew Rich claims he ‘had no choice' other than to shoot 24-year-old Elijah Holcombe - Elijah had run...

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The Good Girl Stripped Bare

The Good Girl Stripped Bare

Tracey Spicer

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We Are Here

We Are Here

Fiona Harari

These are the last adult witnesses - in their own words.

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In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Fiona Sampson

Mary Shelley as never before - a new biography that shows the woman behind Frankenstein

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Room to Dream

Room to Dream

David Lynch, Kristine McKenna

As unusual as the man himself, Room to Dream is the highly anticipated memoir from the revolutionary and elusive David Lynch, co-creator of Twin Peaks and director of groundbreaking films like The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and...

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 Read reviewMiss Ex-Yugoslavia

Miss Ex-Yugoslavia

Sofija Stefanovic

Unpolished Gem with a touch of Stasiland: a funny, dark and tender memoir about growing up between the lunacy of Yugoslavia's civil war and suburban Australia.

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Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

Nadia Jamal

Nadia Jamal takes us inside the lives of ordinary Muslim women from around Australia, showing how they find ways to stay true to their faith, and to themselves as well. These candid and moving stories reveal a side to Australian...

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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Jane Lydon, Lyndall Ryan

On the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre of 1838, acclaimed writers, historians, lawyers and artists explore the impact of one of the most horrifying events of Australian colonial history, showing why this event was...

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 Read reviewGet Up Mum

Get Up Mum

Justin Heazlewood

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 Read reviewCalypso

Calypso

David Sedaris

The long-awaited new collection of stories from David Sedaris, America's favourite humourist.

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Paul Simon: The Life

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This is an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Paul Simon's participation and encouragement by acclaimed biographer and music writer Robert Hilburn.

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The Bootle Boy: an untidy life in news

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Whose Life is it Anyway?

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Does it feel like everyone around you is an adult, except you? There are no grown-ups,because everyone else is winging it too! Pamela Druckerman, author of the no.1 bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food, reveals the things...

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The Line Becomes a River

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A White Hot Flame: Mary Montgomerie Bennett, Author, Educator, Activist for Indigenous Justice

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Butterfly on a Pin

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One of Australia's most successful fashion designers, Alannah Hill bares her soul in this brilliant memoir.

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Crew: The story of the men who flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig

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The story of an RAAF Lancaster bomber crew shot down over France in 1944.

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Millions of readers of the 'Little House' books believe they know Laura Ingalls Wilder - the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains as her family chased their American dream. But the true story...

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Wander Love: Lessons, Tips and Inspiration from a Solo Traveller

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Two Sisters

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

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A Certain Light: A memoir of family, loss and hope

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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

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Sophie's Boys

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Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra

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Olive Pink: Artist, Activist & Gardener

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Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

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A Wink from the Universe

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One of our most beloved sportswriters takes us behind the scenes of a football fairytale.

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The Wasp and the Orchid

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Danielle Clode

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The Unmapped Mind: A Memoir of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis and Learning How to Live

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Look What You Made Me Do: A Powerful Memoir of Coercive Control

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

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The Sheep Stell: Memoirs of a Shepherd

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The Last Snake Man: The remarkable true-life story of an Aussie legend and a century of snake shows

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Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood

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An eminent historian recounts the Nazi rise to power from his unique perspective as a young Jewish boy in Munich, living with Adolf Hitler as his neighbor.

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Rather His Own Man

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