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 Special priceMe: Elton John

Me: Elton John

Elton John

A multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, Elton is the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time. Fans have been eagerly waiting for him to tell his story. Now the wait is over.<br...

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Confessions of a Bookseller

Confessions of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

More from everyone's favourite misanthropic antiquarian bookseller.

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Dear Girls

Dear Girls

Ali Wong

Ali Wong's heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mum in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

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Unfollow

Megan Phelps-Roper

The metamorphic journey of Megan Phelps-Roper: a young woman raised in a religious hate group, who has become an advocate for equality, diversity and tolerance.

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Over the Top

Over the Top

Jonathan Van Ness

A memoir from the break-out star of Netflix hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness.

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Know My Name

Know My Name

Chanel Miller

The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose letter to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors.

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Elton John by Terry O'Neill

Elton John by Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill

A photographic portrait of Elton John, by iconic photographer Terry O'Neill.

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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir

Toil & Trouble: A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching... and just a little spooky.

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The Education of an Idealist

The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

Honest, inspiring and evocatively written, Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.N. Ambassador Stephanie Power's memoir is an unforgettable account of the world-changing power of idealism - and of one person's fierce determination to...

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The Cherry Picker's Daughter

The Cherry Picker’s Daughter

Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert

This book is a tribute to this truly remarkable woman: their tower of strength, love and selflessness, who worked tirelessly to support all the children, who during fruit-picking season, made sure they attended school wherever it...

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Nobody's Soldier: The Life of Andrii Antonenko

Nobody’s Soldier: The Life of Andrii Antonenko

Peter Antonenko

Andrii Antonenko was born in the Ukraine in 1922 shortly before the Communist purges of the Kulaks. He and his family were sent to work camps in the frozen steppes of the far North when he wasn't even a teenager. He escaped the...

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Childhood

Childhood

Tove Ditlevsen

The astonishing first volume in Ditlevsen's celebrated autobiographical trilogy - a major publication for Penguin Classics in 2019.

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The Undying: A Meditation on Modern Illness

The Undying: A Meditation on Modern Illness

Anne Boyer

An intellectually exhilarating memoir-meets-examination of cancer (both illness and industry) in the age of data, from an award-winning poet and essayist.

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Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

Claire Roberts, John Thompson

A self-portrait by one of Australia's greatest artists, a man mistakenly portrayed as a hermit

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 Special priceThe Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code

The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code

Judith Hoare

The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety.

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 Read reviewOther People's Houses

Other People’s Houses

Hilary McPhee

What seduced publishing trailblazer Hilary McPhee to an exotic writing project in Jordan? Curiosity, political engagement, mad bravery? McPhee's brutally honest memoir traverses wild terrain, from Italy to Amman.

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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Andrew Ridgeley

The long-awaited and lovingly told story of Andrew, George and their time together as WHAM!

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 Read reviewYear of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey

Patti Smith

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.

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 Special priceFace It: A Memoir

Face It: A Memoir

Debbie Harry

A multilayered memoir from a multifaceted artist

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Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Margaret Simons

A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected women in Australian politics, written by one of Australia's foremost biographers.

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Youth

Youth

Tove Ditlevsen

The astonishing second volume in Ditlevsen's celebrated autobiographical trilogy - a major publication for Penguin Classics in 2019.

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Gulpilil

Gulpilil

Derek Rielly

From the bestselling author of Wednesdays with Bob comes an intimate portrait of Indigenous actor David Gulpilil.

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Sontag: Her Life

Sontag: Her Life

Benjamin Moser

The definitive portrait of one of the twentieth century's most towering figures: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her private face.

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A Woman Like Her

A Woman Like Her

Sanam Maher

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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television

Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television

Louis Theroux

A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, taking us on a weird and wonderful journey through two decades of groundbreaking television.

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The Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs

The Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs

Nicholas Coleridge

A gossipy, scandalous and riveting memoir from the chairman of Condé Nast Britain.

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Renia's Diary: A Young Girl's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Renia’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Renia Spiegel, Marta Dziurosz, Anna Blasiak

The heartbreaking diary of a young Polish-Jewish girl who lived through the early days of the Holocaust, recently rediscovered after seventy years.

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The Accidental Tour Guide

The Accidental Tour Guide

Mary Moody

Eat, Pray, Love meets The Year of Magical Thinking in this powerful memoir of love, loss and taking risks from a true adventurer

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Ian McKellen: The Biography

Ian McKellen: The Biography

Garry O'Connor

The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.

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Night Fishing: Stingrays, Goya and the Singular Life

Night Fishing: Stingrays, Goya and the Singular Life

Vicki Hastrich

A luminous and remarkable memoir of a singular life in art and nature.

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Mr Know-It-All

Mr Know-It-All

John Waters

Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is...

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Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire

Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire

Susan Ronald

The first biography in over thirty years of Conde Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

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The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

Juliet Rieden

In 1939, as Hitler's troops are marching on Prague, a Jewish couple makes a heartbreaking decision that will save their eight-year-old son's life but change their family forever.

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And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?

Lawrence Weschler

The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own greatest patient.

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Memories of Low Tide

Memories of Low Tide

Chantal Thomas, Natasha Lehrer

Memories of Low Tide is at once a coming-of-age memoir and a multi-faceted exploration of the geography and culture of a seaside town.

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Don Dunstan

Don Dunstan

Angela Woollacott

The first major biography of Don Dunstan, one of the few state premiers to stride the national stage and make a lasting mark on Australian life.

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 Read reviewJack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

Jack Charles

Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life: actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year. But the title he's most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder.

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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

Kate Kirkpatrick

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On Drugs

On Drugs

Chris Fleming

A memoir of intoxication like no other, On Drugs explores Chris Fleming's experience of drug addiction, which begins while he is a student before escalating into a life-threatening compulsion.

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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Dani Shapiro

In the spring of 2016, Dani Shapiro discovered that her father was not her biological father. Everything she had believed about her identity was a lie. Inheritance is a genetic detective story; a memoir that reads like a thriller,...

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 Read reviewThe Way Through the Woods: Of Mushrooms and Mourning

The Way Through the Woods: Of Mushrooms and Mourning

Long Litt Woon

One woman's journey to overcome grief by delving into an overlooked wonder of nature.

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Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics

Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics

Peter Drew

Packed full of Peter Drew's memorable images, Poster Boy is an intelligent, funny and brutally honest dive into the stew of individual, family and national identity. It's about politics and art, and why we need them both. And it's...

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Thomas Harriot: A Life in Science

Thomas Harriot: A Life in Science

Robyn Arianrhod

A new biography of Thomas Harriot, the greatest unknown scientific mind of the Renaissance

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Lawless

Lawless

Kimberley Motley

In the summer of 2008 Kimberley Motley quit her job as a criminal defence attorney in Milwaukee to join a program to help train lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan. She was 32 years old at the time, a former Mrs. Wisconsin (she'd...

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Shame On Me

Shame On Me

Tessa McWatt

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Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story

Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story

Leah Hazard

Star, birthing in a room heady with essential oils and love until an enemy intrudes and Pei Hsuan, who has carried her tale of exploitation and endurance thousands of miles to somehow find herself at the open door of Leah's ward.

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Lee Krasner: A Biography

Lee Krasner: A Biography

Gail Levin

The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful life.

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America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Steven M. Gillon

Through the lens of their decades-long friendship, the noted historian and New York Times-bestselling author examines John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died.

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Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Andrew Ross

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 Special priceYves Saint Laurent: A Biography

Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography

Laurence Benaim

This definitive portrait of the creative genius who transformed fashion is the first major English-language biography of Yves Saint Laurent since his death in 2008, featuring exclusive interviews of those who knew him best, by one...

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Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals

Paul Gauguin’s Intimate Journals

Paul Gauguin, Emil Gauguin

This is a new release of the original 1936 edition.

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Greetings from Bury Park

Greetings from Bury Park

Sarfraz Manzoor

Original, darkly tender and wryly amusing, this is an inspiring tribute to the power of music to transcend race and religion and a moving account of a relationship between father and son

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The Sunday Story Club

The Sunday Story Club

Doris Brett, Kerry Cue

Real-life tales from Australian women about love, loss, trauma and resilience.

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 Read reviewUnrequited Love

Unrequited Love

Dennis Altman

In this diarised memoir, moving between Australia, the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, Christopher Isherwood and many others people a story of a half century of activism,...

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs

A Dream About Lightning Bugs

Ben Folds

From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs.

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Back on Track

Back on Track

Bernie Shakeshaft, James Knight

A thought-provoking and heart-warming story of how one man (and his working dogs) is giving rural kids, on their last chance, a second chance.

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys

Michael Collins

A special anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon.

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The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory

The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory

Corey White

A memoir of trauma, evil and survival that will break your heart and then show you how to rebuild it, from one of Australia's brightest young comedians.

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 Read reviewHearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice

Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice

Jessica White

Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice is a work of creative non-fiction that details the author's experiences of deafness after losing most of her hearing at age four. It charts how, as she grew up, she was estranged...

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The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee

Dina Nayeri

A timely, provocative and agenda-setting examination of the refugee experience

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Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir

Jayson Greene

A moving, transcendent memoir of the loss of a child and the survival of love in the wake of unimaginable tragedy. For readers who loved Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air.

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The Master Plan

The Master Plan

Chris Wilson, Bret Witter

An inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant guide to turning your life around, from a man who used hard work and his Master Plan to convert a life sentence into a second chance.

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 Read reviewSomething to Believe In

Something to Believe In

Andrew Stafford

For Andrew Stafford, music was a way up and a way out. There was just one little problem: he couldn't play. Because those who can do and those who can't review, he carved out a niche writing about it instead.

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Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

Ron McCallum

Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered workshops, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as...

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 Read reviewMirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Mirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Sabine Cotte

Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists.

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Lowborn

Lowborn

Kerry Hudson

Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. 

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Songs

Songs

Don Walker

For over forty years, Don Walker's songwriting has captured what it is to be Australian. From Cold Chisel  to his solo work, as well as many other writing collaborations, Walker's words are poetic, moving and incisive. This...

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Before I Forget: An Early Memoir

Before I Forget: An Early Memoir

Geoffrey Blainey

Before I Forget is the long-awaited memoir from Professor Geoffrey Blainey - Australia's most significant and popular historian - that tells the story of the first forty years of his life, from his childhood to his career as...

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Mama's Boy: A Memoir

Mama’s Boy: A Memoir

Dustin Lance Black

A candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up Mormon in Texas from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and leading spokesperson for LGBTQ rights.

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The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption

The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption

Patrick Flanery (Author)

A raw and heart-wrenching literary memoir about a queer couple's attempt to adopt a child.

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More Than Enough

More Than Enough

Elaine Welteroth

In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own - on your own terms.

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Critical

Critical

Matt Morgan

A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

Elliot Ackerman

An astonishing reckoning with the nature of war from a National Book Award-shortlisted novelist and decorated former US marine.

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Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

David Goggins

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare -- poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline,  mental toughness,  and hard work, Goggins transformed himself...

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My Seditious Heart

My Seditious Heart

Arundhati Roy

Collected essays and speeches from the bestselling, Booker-winning author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Christopher Bonanos

The first comprehensive biography of Weegee - photographer, psychic , ultimate New Yorker, and the man behind some of the most iconic crime scene shots.

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Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

Fredrik Backman

This is an irresistible and insightful collection of essays from one of the world's most beautiful storytellers.

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The Volunteer

The Volunteer

Jack Fairweather

In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of...

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Julia Child: The Last Interview

Julia Child: The Last Interview

Julia Child

This delightful collection of interviews with  The French Chef Julia Child traces her life from her first stab at a writing career fresh out of college; to D.C., Sri Lanka, and Kunming where she worked for the Office of...

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A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

Fiona McGregor

A Novel Idea is a memoir in photoessay form that follows Fiona McGregor's life as she writes her award-winning novel Indelible Ink.

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No Man's Land

No Man’s Land

Kevin Sullivan

A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot.           

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From Scratch

From Scratch

Tembi Locke

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

Susannah Stapleton

The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.

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Life Will Be the Death of Me

Life Will Be the Death of Me

Chelsea Handler

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides...

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Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

Julie Kavanagh

Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's pop icon. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his...

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Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern

Over his unrivalled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities-discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which...

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Naturally Tan: A Memoir

Naturally Tan: A Memoir

Tan France

Full of candid observations about US and UK cultural differences, celebrity encounters, and behind-the-scenes revelations about Queer Eye, Naturally Tan gives us Tan's unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being...

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 Read reviewBreaking Badly

Breaking Badly

Georgie Dent

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Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come

Jessica Pan

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year?

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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

Nicole Chung

In her anticipated debut, Nicole Chung investigates the mysteries and complexities of her transracial adoption. Told with the same startling insight that has made Chung a beloved critical voice, All You Can Ever Know is a profound...

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Record Play Pause

Record Play Pause

Stephen Morris

A remarkable memoir from New Order's Stephen Morris, who tells his story for the first time.

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Mira Jacob

Snippets of dialogue between Jacob...and her family and friends form the basis of this breezy but poignant graphic memoir that takes on racism, love, and the election of President Trump. --

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The Wasp and the Orchid

The Wasp and the Orchid

Danielle Clode

Award-winning zoologist and author Danielle Clode presents the life of one of Australia's foremost female naturalists, Edith Coleman, and the story of the quest to recover her from the footnotes of history - now available in trade...

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Little One

Little One

Peter Papathanasiou

A powerful story about family and adoption, and the tensions and joys between the old world of Europe and the new world of Australia.

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The Way Home

The Way Home

Mark Boyle

It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.

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The Apology

The Apology

Eve Ensler

From Eve Ensler, author of one of the most influential works of the twentieth century - The Vagina Monologues - and one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed the World," comes a powerful, life-changing examination of...

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 Read reviewUnconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Jocelyn Moorhouse

A raw and powerful memoir of motherhood, autism and filmmaking by Australian director, Jocelyn Moorhouse

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The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift

Melinda Gates

A passionate argument for female empowerment by Melinda Gates, one of the world's most admired and respected women.

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A Mother's Promise

A Mother’s Promise

Lee Barnett

Lee Barnett eluded the FBI for almost two decades after fleeing the US with her young daughter, eventually settling on the Sunshine Coast. Then, after eighteen years, her luck ran out.

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Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Danny Goldberg

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time - and the only book written by someone who knew him.

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Lord of All the Dead

Lord of All the Dead

Javier Cercas, Anne McLean

Lord of All the Dead is a courageous journey into Javier Cercas' family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war.

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Alice to Prague

Alice to Prague

Tanya Heaslip

A bittersweet story of a search for identity, belonging and love, set in a time, a place and with a man that fill Tanya's life with contradictions.

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Shout

Shout

Laurie Halse Anderson

A personal story of the lifelong impact of rape and a call to action in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

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The Chronology of Water

The Chronology of Water

Lidia Yuknavitch

A journey of addiction, grief and the healing power of art - the highly acclaimed memoir from the author of The Book of Joan

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Barefoot in the Bindis

Barefoot in the Bindis

Angela Wales

Filled with drama and hilarity, joy and back-breaking toil, BAREFOOT IN THE BINDIS portrays a childhood spent in the bush, and is a sensational picture of Australia past.

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Timeless On The Silk Road

Timeless On The Silk Road

Heather Ellis

After riding her motorcycle across Africa, Heather Ellis rides the fabled Silk Roads of antiquity from London to Hanoi. 

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How Death Becomes Life

How Death Becomes Life

Joshua Mezrich

A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.

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Solitary

Solitary

Albert Woodfox

The unbelievable true story of Albert Woodfox, a man who spent forty-three years in solitary confinement in a Louisiana jail for a crime he didn't commit

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Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

Mark Eisner

and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life-forming a single cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth.The fascinating events of Neruda's life are interspersed with Eisner's thoughtful examinations of the poems, both as...

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Going Back

Going Back

Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Patrick Weaver

Munjed's new book is once more a journey, but this time in taking him across the world on a quest to save others rather than himself.  

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No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

Ani DiFranco

A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco

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Stranger Country

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What happens when a 32-year-old first-generation Australian woman decides to chuck in a dream job, pack a sleeping bag and tent, and hit the long, dusty road for six months? Thirty-thousand kilometres later, Monica Tan has the...

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Jim's Book

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Meet the man and uncover the story behind one of Australia's most recognised brands.

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See You in the Piazza

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Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine

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Diving into Glass

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An emotionally brutal memoir of family, vulnerability and purpose, Diving into Glass is a searing, often funny portrait of the realities of disability and an intimate account of two lives filled with vigour and audacity. ...

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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

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Extensively researched by the author, Nora Heysen: A Portrait is the first biography of the artist, and it has been enthusiastically embraced by the Heysen family. 

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A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister.

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I've Been Meaning to Tell You

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Parkland

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Exclusive story of the Parkland, Florida school shooting and the March for Our Lives campaign for gun control run by teen survivors, by the author of the definitive bestseller Columbine.

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After the birth of her first child, Nicola Redhouse experiences an unrelenting anxiety that quickly overwhelms her. Her immense love for her child can't protect her from the dread that prevents her leaving the house, opening the...

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Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf

Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African...

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Get the Girls Out

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A rousing, funny, straight-talking, inspirational and generally awesome book from social entrepreneur Lucy Bloom, part memoir, part life-lessons, which urges us all to find our courage, take joy in life and celebrate our...

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Some Kids I Taught And What They Taught Me

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Kate Clanchy

By telling the stories of some of the kids she's taught, as well as her own, Kate Clanchy (MBE) offers a candid, funny and moving insight into life in British schools today.

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Things Nobody Knows But Me

Things Nobody Knows But Me

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Things Nobody Knows But Me is a tender portrait of family and migration, beautifully told. It captures a wonderful sense of bicultural place and life as it weaves between St Albans in suburban Australia and Bosanska...

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Talking Sideways

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Reg Dodd, Malcolm McKinnon

Talking Sideways is part history, part memoir and part cultural road-map. Together, Dodd and McKinnon reveal the unique history of this extraordinary place and share their concerns and their hopes for its future.   

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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Winning for Women: A Personal Story

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Let Me Not Be Mad: A Story of Unravelling Minds

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Let Me Not Be Mad is an immersive, virtuosic and provocative investigation of madness, love and self-destruction that defies categorisation.

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The Photographer at Sixteen

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George Szirtes

A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and excavates a shard of European history - a deeply honest, tender and yet unsentimental autobiographical journey.

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Rolling with the Punchlines

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Urzila Carlson

Written with her trademark deadpan humour, Urzila's memoir is full of great stories about both the big things in life and the little things. Urzila's accidental beginning in stand-up has led to ..

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'Cherry' Ingram

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Naoko Abe

A richly illustrated and award-winning Japanese biography, history and exploration of cherry blossom told through the life of an English amateur botanist, rewritten for English readers

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When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back

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An unflinchingly raw and lyrical exploration of loss, poetry and love.

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Fridays with my Folks

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Amal Awad's life changed when her father was diagnosed with kidney failure. It was a shock to see the impact it had on him, both physically and mentally, and the way the side effects trickled onto those around him. Work had always...

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Lofty: My Life in Short

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Lofty Fulton

A memoir of standing tall against the odds.     

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Imperfect

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By turns illuminating, confronting and deeply personal, Imperfect challenges us all to consider how we exist in the world and how our bodies shape the people we become.   

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The Me, Without: The Year I Quit Social Media, Shopping, Sugar and More. . . in Pursuit of Happiness

The Me, Without: The Year I Quit Social Media, Shopping, Sugar and More… in Pursuit of Happiness

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The Me, Without is an inspiring example of how to step back, slow the pace of life and help yourself heal.

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The Unwinding of the Miracle

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Julie Yip-Williams

Motherhood, marriage, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, grief, jealousy, anger, comfort, pain, disease - this is a book about a life lived well and cut cruelly short. With glorious humour, bracing honesty and the cleansing power...

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Adelaide Bon, Ruth Diver

A powerful and personal account of the devastating consequences of childhood rape: a valuable voice for the #MeToo conversation

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Rapture's Roadway

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Chaucer: A European Life

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A groundbreaking biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant (TM)s son became one of the most celebrated of all English poets

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A Spanner in the Works

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From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered nothing less than a national treasure.

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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

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The gripping true story of a frontline trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.

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Requiem with Yellow Butterflies: A Memoir

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An Unconventional Wife

An Unconventional Wife

Mary Hoban

The page-turning biography of an Australian woman who refused to bend to the expectations of her husband and her time.

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Talk of Treasure

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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

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One of the few remaining living Holocaust survivors answers the questions children ask her

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There Will Be No Miracles Here

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The Existential Englishman: Paris Among the Artists

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