Summer Reading Guide: Politics, philosophy & culture

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2018

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2018

Russ Radcliffe

With Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Alan Moir, David Pope, David Rowe, Andrew Weldon, Cathy Wilcox, Paul...

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 Special price Read reviewBoys Will be Boys

Boys Will be Boys

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford reports that one of the questions she is most asked in person and online is 'How do I raise my son to be a feminist? How do I make sure he's a supporter rather than a perpetrator?' That is a...

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 Special priceThe Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

Michael Lewis

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? Stay tuned.

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Goodnight Trump

Goodnight Trump

Erich Origen, Gan Golan

Turn out the lights on another endless day in Trump's America with this sharp parody of Goodnight Moon by the bestselling duo behind Goodnight Bush - this time putting to bed America's most yugely bad president ever.

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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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How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman

An honest and eloquent guide to finding and treasuring true friends, How to Be a Friend speaks as powerfully today as when it was first written.

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How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Epictetus, Anthony Long

A superb new edition of Epictetus's famed handbook on Stoicism-translated by one of the world's leading authorities on Stoic philosophy

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The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

Peter Frankopan

When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date,...

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Rage Becomes Her

Rage Becomes Her

Soraya Chemaly

A conversation-shifting book urging 21st-century women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it as a tool for positive change

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 Special priceTiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon

Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon

Patrick Mullins

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

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Trigger Warnings

Trigger Warnings

Jeff Sparrow

Donald Trump is the Thing-that-should-not-be.

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 Special price Read review21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

What do we really need to know in today's world? In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment

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Yes Yes Yes: Australia's Journey to Marriage Equality

Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s Journey to Marriage Equality

Shirleene Robinson, Alex Greenwich

A compelling, moving account of the long journey to marriage equality in Australia. Yes Yes Yes, written by two advocates intimately involved in the struggle for marriage equality, reveals the untold story of how a grassroots...

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Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

Daniel Siegel

This ground-breaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.

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The Courage to be Disliked

The Courage to be Disliked

Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga

Released for the first time in the English language, the Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons needed to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.

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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

David Graeber

Huge swathes of people spend their days performing tasks they secretly believe are not really necessary. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.

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How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most revered writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness.   

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Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Clare Press

Takes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. Crossing the globe, Clare Press meets...

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Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Sebastian Smee

We live in an age of constant distraction. Is there a price to pay for this?In this superb essay, renowned critic Sebastian Smee explores the fate of the inner life in the age of the internet. Throughout history,...

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Fear: Trump in the White House

Fear: Trump in the White House

Bob Woodward

The inside story on President Trump as only Bob Woodward can tell it.  

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Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

Richard Flanagan

Australia is not a fixed entity, a collection of outdated bigotries and reactionary credos, but rather an invitation to dream, and this country-our country-belongs to its dreamers...if we are finally to once more go forward as a...

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Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up

Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up

Gabrielle Chan

A big story from a small town.Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Gabrielle Chan has gone hyper-local. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community's main street for answers to the big questions...

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Babies & Toddlers

Babies & Toddlers

Kaz Cooke

Fun, practical and updated every year, Babies & Toddlers has everything you need to know about looking after babies and toddlers.

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