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His Name Is George Floyd

His Name Is George Floyd

Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa

Written by two award-winning reporters with unprecedented access, this is the only definitive biography of George Floyd.

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Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life

Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life

Jonathan Van Ness

A collection of topical essays from author and star of Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness.

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Homesickness

Homesickness

Janine Mikosza

An extraordinary memoir that reflects on memory and finding your voice after decades of silence.

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Rattled

Rattled

Ellis Gunn

A nail-biting, unputdownable memoir that brings a confronting new perspective on the safety of women and the many ways they are silenced.

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Runaways

Runaways

Shaimaa Khalil, Shelley Davidow

Two women. Two cultures. And a friendship that freed them both.​

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The Palace Papers

The Palace Papers

Tina Brown

The explosive inside story of the Royal Family over the last twenty years from Diana to now - from the bestselling author of The Diana Chronicles

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How to Be Between

How to Be Between

Bastian Fox Phelan

In How to Be Between, Bastian Fox Phelan explores how something as seemingly trivial as facial hair can act as a catalyst for a never-ending series of questions about the self

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Brazen

Brazen

Julia Haart

A riveting, inspiring memoir of one woman's escape from an extreme religious sect and her extraordinary rise from housewife to shoe designer, to CEO and co-owner of the modelling agency Elite World Group.

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Scrubbed

Scrubbed

Dr Nikki Stamp

The revealing, compelling memoir of one of Australia's foremost cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr Nikki Stamp.

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Unknown: A Refugee's Story

Unknown: A Refugee’s Story

Akuch Kuol Anyieth

A moving, confronting and ultimately uplifting story about a young girl's escape, with her family, from war-torn South Sudan to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, and then to Australia.

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Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis

Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis

Grace Lavery

A memoir of gender transition and recovery from addiction, a dance across genres, a ripping-up of the rulebook, Please Miss is unlike anything you've ever read before.

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Five Love Affairs and a Friendship

Five Love Affairs and a Friendship

Anne de Courcy

Scenes from the turbulent life of the rich, glamorous and beautiful Nancy Cunard

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This Woman's Work: Essays on Music

This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music

Various

A collection about the female experience in and of music by some of the most intelligent and famous writers of the moment

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My Tongue Is My Own: A Life of Gwen Harwood

My Tongue Is My Own: A Life of Gwen Harwood

Ann-Marie Priest

The first biography of Gwen Harwood (1920-1995), one of Australia's most significant and distinctive poets.

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Managing Expectations: A Memoir

Managing Expectations: A Memoir

Minnie Driver

A book about how things not working out actually worked out in the end. Honest, funny, raw and brilliantly written: essays from Minnie Driver.

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Devil in a Coma

Devil in a Coma

Mark Lanegan

The COVID diaries of the alternative rock star and bestselling author of Sing Backwards and Weep

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Mothertongues

Mothertongues

Eliza Bell

A genre-defying, collaborative marvel that brings the absurdity of motherhood to the page.

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Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker

Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd

From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker comes an unprecedented compilation of over 60 journals, drawing an intimate portrait of her development as an artist, human rights activist and intellectual...

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Easy Beauty

Easy Beauty

Chloe Cooper Jones

A groundbreaking memoir about disability from a Pulitzer-nominated writer and philosopher

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27 Letters to My Daughter

27 Letters to My Daughter

Ella Ward

When death is dancing closer than you'd like, what becomes important? What do you need to tell your child? And how do you want to be remembered? A beautiful, tender, funny and poignant guide on how to really live, from a mother to...

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Stories I Might Regret Telling You

Stories I Might Regret Telling You

Martha Wainwright

A memoir from internationally renowned singer Martha Wainwright.

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 Special priceTen Steps to Nanette

Ten Steps to Nanette

Hannah Gadsby

The memoir from Australia's much-loved comedian, Hannah Gadsby, whose stand-up show and self-described swan-song, Nanette, played to sold-out houses in Australia, the UK and the US. Its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy and...

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Strangers on a Pier

Strangers on a Pier

Tash Aw

From the award-winning author of Five Star Billionaire and We, The Survivors comes a whirlwind personal history of modern Asia, as told through his Malaysian and Chinese heritage.

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Eat A Peach: A Chef's Memoir

Eat A Peach: A Chef’s Memoir

David Chang

Its young chef-owner, David Chang, served ramen and pork buns to a mix of fellow restaurant cooks and confused diners whose idea of ramen was instant noodles in Styrofoam cups.

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Apollo and Thelma: A True Tall Tale

Apollo and Thelma: A True Tall Tale

Jon Faine

A humorous and quintessentially Australian story, from broadcaster Jon Faine, a trusted and respected observer of Australian life

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 Special pricePharmacopoeia: A Dungeness Notebook

Pharmacopoeia: A Dungeness Notebook

Derek Jarman

A beautiful, full-colour compendium of Derek Jarman's writing on nature, gardening and life in Dungeness - with a Foreword by Tilda Swinton

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 Read reviewChildless: A Story of Freedom and Longing

Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing

Sian Prior

A compelling, personal and fearless examination of a life lived without children of one's own, from Melbourne writer, broadcaster and journalist Sian Prior.

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 Read reviewTrue Friends

True Friends

Patti Miller

A revealing and powerful memoir about the making and unmaking of friendships

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In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

Amy Bloom

An astonishing and brave memoir of life, love, and assisted death, from the author of White Houses.

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Gay Bar: Why We Went Out

Gay Bar: Why We Went Out

Jeremy Atherton Lin

An indispensable, intimate and stylish celebration of the institution of the gay bar, from the post-AIDS-crisis 1990s to today's fluid queer spaces.

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Am I Black Enough For You?: 10 Years On

Am I Black Enough For You?: 10 Years On

Anita Heiss

The story of an urban-based high achieving Wiradyuri woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.

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The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison

The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison

Kylie Moore-Gilbert

The extraordinary true story of Kylie Moore-Gilbert's fight to survive 804 days imprisoned in Iran.

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 Read reviewThe Bookseller at the End of the World

The Bookseller at the End of the World

Ruth Shaw

A rich, immersive, funny and heartbreaking memoir of the charming bookseller who runs two tiny bookshops in the remote village of Manapouri in Fiordland, in the deep south of New Zealand.

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I Came All This Way to Meet You

I Came All This Way to Meet You

Jami Attenberg

A fierce, and funny memoir of how the New York Times-bestselling author embraced her creativity - and how it saved her.

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The Jane Austen Remedy

The Jane Austen Remedy

Ruth Wilson

An uplifting and delightfully bookish memoir about an 89-year-old woman who reclaims her life by re-reading each of Jane Austen's novels.

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Elizabeth Macarthur's Letters

Elizabeth Macarthur’s Letters

Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville's collection of Elizabeth Macarthur's letters, the inspiration for her bestselling, award-winning novel A Room Made of Leaves

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Soundings: Journeys in the Company of Whales

Soundings: Journeys in the Company of Whales

Doreen Cunningham

A prize-winning author's memoir about a mother and son following the migration of grey whales to Alaska

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The Lonely Hunter: How Our Search for Love is Broken

The Lonely Hunter: How Our Search for Love is Broken

Aimee Lutkin

The Lonely Hunter explores the rise of singledom, the realities of loneliness, and whether it is possible to live contentedly alone.

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 Special priceBob Hawke

Bob Hawke

Troy Bramston

The definitive full-life biography of Australia's 23rd prime minister; the only one that Hawke cooperated with after exiting the prime ministership.

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True North: A Memoir

True North: A Memoir

Catherine Deveny

An uplifting, heartfelt memoir about surviving life's upheavals - and how to live authentically

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We've Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

Eliza Hull

The first major anthology by parents with disabilities

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 Read reviewMy Accidental Career

My Accidental Career

Brenda Niall

Australia's leading biographer Brenda Niall, now in her nineties, turns the spotlight on her own story in this fascinating memoir of a remarkable life and career

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Diagnosis Normal

Diagnosis Normal

Emma A. Jane

Combining brilliant storytelling with rigorous research, Diagnosis Normal is an incisive and darkly funny memoir from journalist turned academic Emma Jane.

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Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village

Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village

Marit Kapla, Peter Graves

Luminous, illuminating - lose yourself in the lives and stories of a woodland village in Sweden, at the quiet edge of a turning world

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Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Lo Carmen

A beautiful and moving memoir about passion, creativity and fearlessness from one of Australia's true creatives, singer/songwriter Lo Carmen, inspired by the lives and careers of other remarkable Australian women - such as Renee...

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Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir

Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir

Brian Broome

A poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir in essays about blackness, masculinity, and addiction

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 Read reviewFound, Wanting

Found, Wanting

Natasha Sholl

This is a book for anyone who has ever loved someone who has died. Or who has ever loved someone. Because grief is the language of love, after all.

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Lost & Found: A Memoir

Lost & Found: A Memoir

Kathryn Schulz

Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker writer tells the story of losing her father and finding the love of her life in this profound meditation on love, grief and joy.

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Don't Call Us Carnies: We are Showies and Damn Proud of It

Don’t Call Us Carnies: We are Showies and Damn Proud of It

Norma Brophy, Wendy Stuart

While many Australian teenagers have dreamed of joining a travelling circus, Norma Brophy wanted to run away from it. In this vibrant, uproarious and poignant memoir, multi-talented showbiz matriarch Norma Brophy comes out of...

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Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Karen Tongson

A radical, literary and intimate insight into one of the twentieth century's most vital vocalists.

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Missing

Missing

Tom Patterson

Beautifully written and affecting, this is the true story of a young man caught in a world he can't control and how he finds a way to survive

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Allegorizings

Allegorizings

Jan Morris

Published one year on from her death, at the age of ninety-four, Jan Morris' Allegorizings is the final despatch from one of the greatest chroniclers of the Twentieth Century.

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Girl, Transcending: Becoming the Woman I Was Born to Be

Girl, Transcending: Becoming the Woman I Was Born to Be

AJ Clementine

Real-world life lessons about acknowledging and celebrating all the things that make you unique, from TikTok sensation, model and LGBTQI+ advocate, AJ Clementine.

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Delia Akeley and the Monkey

Delia Akeley and the Monkey

Iain McCalman

By telling this story, Iain McCalman illuminates much about human-animal relations and the tyranny of gender inequality. He reinstates a twentieth century story of a dedicated amateur primatologist and her adopted Vervet monkey.

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Mala's Cat

Mala’s Cat

Mala Kacenberg

A moving Holocaust memoir about the unlikely friendship between a young Jewish girl and a stray cat and their survival against the odds

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Bypass: The Story of a Road

Bypass: The Story of a Road

Michael McGirr

A classic in its own right, this personal and public memoir by one of Australia's most observant and genial writers graces our bookshelves once again.

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Mothers, Fathers, and Others: New Essays

Mothers, Fathers, and Others: New Essays

Siri Hustvedt

Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.

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Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty - his mother's family, the...

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William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story

William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story

Bain Attwood

An important tribute to the work and life of an extraordinary Aboriginal activist

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 Special priceRenegades: Born in the USA

Renegades: Born in the USA

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen

Two long-time friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly-produced expansion of their ground-breaking...

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Caught in the Act: A Memoir by Courtney Act

Caught in the Act: A Memoir by Courtney Act

Shane Jenek

Caught in the Act is about our journey towards understanding gender, sexuality and identity. It's an often hilarious and at times heartbreaking memoir from a beloved drag and entertainment icon.

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Love Stories

Love Stories

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?'

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