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  • Some Kind of Hero

    The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films

    For over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath and acclaim in equal measure for its now legendary James Bond series. Latterly, this family run business has been crowned with box office gold and recognised by motion picture academies around the world. However, it has not always been plain ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing

    'A candid, darkly funny book' New York Times

    by Matthew Perry ...
    'There's never been a more honest or raw memoir ... and it may just save lives' Daily Mail'Funny, fascinating, compelling ... also a wonderful read for fans of Friends' The TimesThe beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence.... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Tell Me Why

    The Story of My Life and My Music

    by Archie Roach ...
    A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.Not many have lived as many lives as Archie Roach – stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader – but it took him almost a lifetime to find out who he really was.Roach was only two years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • I'm Glad My Mom Died

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition.... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Love Stories

    Uplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of Boy Swallows Universe

    by Trent Dalton ...
    WINNER, INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022 BOOK OF THE YEARTrent 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?'A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of thirty years. A divorced mother has a secret love affair with a priest. A geologist discovers a three-minute video recorded by his wife before she died. A tree ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Surrender

    Bono Autobiography: 40 Songs, One Story

    by Bono ...
    'A brilliant, very funny, very revealing autobiography-through-music. Maybe the best book ever written about being a rockstar' CAITLIN MORAN_______________________________________________________________Bono - artist, activist and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2 - has written his autobiography: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he's ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • David Niven

    The Man Behind the Balloon

    by Michael Munn ...
    David Niven appeared in films for over 50 years of his life, from swashbucklers such as The Prisoner of Zenda and The Guns of Navarone to the Pink Panther series. Despite his on-screen persona, Niven wasn’ t always the perfect gentleman. He was insecure both privately and professionally and used people to get ahead. But he did, he said, ‘ at least try to be a decent man.’ He knew he often failed, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Bourdain

    In Stories

    'This unique oral history builds to a comprehensive portrait and an important biography' Observer'Reveals a vulnerable side to the man and adds remarkable depth to his onscreen persona' Financial TimesWhen Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, fans around the globe came together to celebrate the life of an inimitable man who had dedicated his life to traveling nearly everywhere (and eating nearly ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Faith, Hope and Carnage

    Faith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave’s inner life.Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with the journalist Seán O’Hagan, this is a profoundly thoughtful exploration, in Cave’s own words, of what really drives his life and creativity.The book examines questions of belief, art, music, freedom, grief and love. It draws candidly on Cave’s life, from his early ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Managing Expectations

    ‘vital, heartfelt and surprising tales from life’ Graham Norton

    by Minnie Driver ...
    'A beautiful book: funny, honest, revealing, heartfelt and moving' - Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt''Vital, heartfelt and surprising, these tales from a life are told with humour, style and intelligence.' - Graham Norton'A wonderful memoir by a glorious writer: funny, poignant, profound. I gobbled it up in one joyous sitting.' - Elizabeth Day'An absolute jewel of a book. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Working Class Man

    The No.1 Bestseller

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOYIt's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bit Of A Blur

    The Autobiography

    by Alex James ...
    I was the Fool-king of Soho and the number-one slag in the Groucho Club, the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band. This was no disaster, though. It was a dream coming true.'For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more eventful life. But as bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time - his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 50 Things To Be Seriously Grateful For Today*

    *and 50 not-so-serious things to illustrate them.

    by Stephen Hall ...
    After a quick look out the window the other day, Stephen Hall thought it might be an idea to remind himself – and you - of some Things worth being grateful for.50 Things, in fact.From Memories Of People You've Loved, to The Taste Of Your Favourite Food...From Being Able To Read, to Having Your Rubbish Collected Each Week...From Visual Art, to Instant Access To All The Knowledge In The World...From ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Sean Connery Mini Biography

    by eBios ...
    series Mini Biographies
    Sir Sean Connery is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award). He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in the US. Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Palace Papers

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Tina Brown ...
    ***With new material about the death of Queen Elizabeth and the new reign of King Charles III*The Amazon No.1 Bestseller**The Sunday Times BestsellerTHE ROYAL BOOK OF THE YEAR'Eye-poppingly revealing. . . impeccable sources, historical heft and canny insights served up with a zingy wit. There are many royal biographers, but few as good as this. She turns gossip into the first draft of history.' T. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Remembering Whitney: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss and the Night the Music Died

    by Cissy Houston ...
    The definitive account of Whitney Houston’s astonishing life, ground-breaking career and tragic death – complete with never-before-seen photographs – from the only one who truly knows the story behind the headlines: her mother, Cissy Houston.Cissy has said little publicly about Whitney’s heart-breaking death. Now, for the first time, she opens up and shares the unbelievable story of her daughter’s ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • My Year Of Living Vulnerably

    by Rick Morton ...
    From Rick Morton, the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt comes a dazzlingly brilliant book about love, trauma and recovery, My Year of Living Vulnerably.'Wonderfully readable and wide-ranging exploration of the visible and invisible touchstones of our lives ... this is nourishing reading for our lonely, frightening and fraught times. Part self-help ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • American Scream

    The Bill Hicks Story

    by Cynthia True ...
    The highly-acclaimed unauthorised biography of cult anti-hero comedian Bill Hicks.He was a radical stand up who dared to question the values of small town America and the evils of American foreign policy. Ruthlessly honest, a voice of reason in what he saw as an insane world, Hicks refused to compromise in spite of the censorship he faced for most of his career. His entire act was once banned from ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • I Remember Nothing and other reflections

    Memories and wisdom from the iconic writer and director

    by Nora Ephron ...
    'Memories, aphorisms and stern good advice from America's favourite naughty aunt' Independent on Sunday'This book is as grown-up as a dirty martini' Sunday Times'Sharp as a knife' Daily Express___In her final book, Nora Ephron reflects on life, growing older, and everything she will and won't miss. Filled with Nora's trademark wit, wisdom and warmth.* No one ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower

    My Life (without the boring bits)

    by Paul Hogan ...
    The icon and legend at last tells his story his way -- without the boring bitsPaul Hogan first appeared on Australia's screens in 1971 as a 'tap-dancing knife thrower' on TV talent show New Faces. The then father of four and Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from Granville did it as a dare, but when the network's switchboard lit up, he was invited back. So popular was he with viewers, Hogan became a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Living on a Thin Line

    by Dave Davies ...
    The all new, must-read memoir by legendary Kinks guitarist Dave Davies'BOOK OF THE DAY' - Guardian'This powerful tell-all from the Kinks guitarist puts the spotlight on his own bad behaviour, dalliances with the occult and his recovery from a stroke.' - Observer'Heartfelt, hilarious, revealing, insightful and astonishingly candid. Boy, you really got me Dave. I can't wait to read it again.'... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Heart That Works


    by Rob Delaney ...
    In this memoir of loss, acclaimed writer and comedian Rob Delaney grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left behind.When you're a parent and your child gets hurt or sick, you not only try to help them get better but you also labour under the general belief that you can help them get better. That's not always the case though. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZEThe compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Vacationland

    True Stories from Painful Beaches

    by John Hodgman ...
    **“I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size.” —Jon StewartAlthough his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now.**Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD