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  • Lapsed

    by Monica Dux ...
    Losing your religion is harder than it looks ...From devout ten-year-old performing the part of Jesus in a primary school play to blaspheming, undergraduate atheist, Monica Dux and her attitude to the Catholic Church changed profoundly over a decade. Eventually, she calmed down and was just 'lapsed'. Then, on a family trip to Rome, her young daughter expressed a desire to be baptised. Monica found ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD $3.99 AUD

  • Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

    by Julia Baird ...
    The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times.WINNER OF THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The 007 Diaries

    Filming Live and Let Die

    Out of print for over forty years, The 007 Diaries introduces Roger Moore’s James Bond Diary to a new generation of fans. To tie in with the release of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film’s production, which would be published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From his unveiling as the new 007 in 1972 through to his ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • America's First Female Serial Killer

    Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster

    This is Capote’s In Cold Blood for serial killer enthusiasts: meticulously researched, superbly written, and incredibly vivid. Don’t miss it.” —Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote SongsAmerica’s First Female Serial Killer novelizes the true story of first-generation Irish-American nurse Jane Toppan, born as Honora Kelley. Although all the facts are intact, books about her life and her crimes are all ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • This Much is True

    'There's never been a memoir so packed with eye-popping, hilarious and candid stories' DAILY MAIL

    'There is no one on earth quite so wonderful' STEPHEN FRYBAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, MIRIAM MARGOLYES, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story - and ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • American Murder

    Three True Crime Classics

    by Darcy O'Brien ...
    Three riveting accounts of horrific crimes and the twisted minds behind them by an Edgar Award–winning author, in one volume.A father’s ultimate betrayal, a savage killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles, and the brutal slaying of a rich man’s college-aged daughter. In this heart-stopping true crime collection, New York Times–bestselling author Darcy O’Brien uncovers the dark underside of the ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Scourge of Henry VIII

    The Life of Marie de Guise

    by Melanie Clegg ...
    The little-known story of the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots and her feud with the Tudors: “Will fascinate anyone who loves a simmering, twisting tale” (All About History).Mary, Queen of Scots continues to intrigue both historians and the general public—but the story of her mother, Marie de Guise, is much less well known. A political power in her own right, she was born into the powerful and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The Resilience Project

    Finding Happiness through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness

    Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation: despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast, back in Australia Hugh knew that all too many people found it hard to be happy, or suffered from mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. His own little sister had ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Can't Hurt Me

    Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

    by David Goggins ...
    New York Times Bestseller Over 3 million copies sold 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 from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • The Nazis Knew My Name

    A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

    The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity.In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Daring to Fly

    The TV star on facing fear and finding joy on a deadline

    by Lisa Millar ...
    There are significant moments in life that you only really appreciate long after they have passed ... And then there are moments that are so magnificent you understand in an instant that they need to be treasured because the universe is offering you something truly inspiring.Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. Despite the risks, despite ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Flying Start

    A Fighter Pilot's War Years

    by Hugh Dundas ...
    “A personal and vivid view of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) engagement of the Luftwaffe in World War II . . . Exciting, valuable, and good reading.” —Library JournalThis is the autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, who was one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. He writes of his wartime experiences, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Doctors From Hell

    The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans

    by Vivien Spitz ...
    A court reporter for the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi doctors reveals the shocking truth of their torture and murder in this monumental memoir.Vivien Spitz reported on the Nuremberg trials for the U.S. War Department from 1946 to 1948. In Doctors from Hell, she vividly describes her experiences both in and out of the courtroom. A chilling story of human depravity and ultimate justice, this ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • The Resilience Shield

    'a powerful text that will benefit any reader' - Dr Richard Harris SC, OAM, hero of the Thai cave rescueLife is hard. Rocketing rates of physical and mental health issues are testimony to the immense pressures of our complex world. So how do we become tough and adaptable to face life's challenges?The Resilience Shield provides that defence. In their groundbreaking guide to overcoming adversity, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Happiest Man on Earth

    by Eddie Jaku ...
    WINNER OF THE ABIA BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR 2021Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Erratics

    2019 Stella Prize Winner

    Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon, with the tightly compressed energy of an explosive device.'She has a poet's gift for language, a playwright's sense of drama and a stand-up comic's talent for timing. But perhaps most remarkable is the generosity of spirit with which she writes about family trauma. The book flows with kinetic energy, wit and wisdom. Upon ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Before & Laughter

    The funniest man in the UK’s genuinely useful guide to life

    by Jimmy Carr ...
    *A memoir and self-help manual by one of the country's most treasured comedians - for anyone who feels stuck in a rut but doesn't have the tools or self-belief to shake things up*In his mid-twenties, Jimmy was bored, boring, unfulfilled and underachieving. He wasn't exactly depressed, but he was very sad. Think of a baby owl whose mum has recently died in a windmill accident. He was that sad. This ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

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  • High, Wide and Lonesome

    Growing Up on the Colorado Frontier

    by Hal Borland ...
    A memoir of a childhood homesteading in frontier Colorado: “A book from the heart . . . the stuff of the American dream” (The New York Times).In this memoir of a lost America, Hal Borland tells the story of his family’s migration to eastern Colorado as homesteaders at the turn of the twentieth century. On an unsettled and unwelcoming prairie landscape, the Borlands build a house, plant crops, and ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Greenlights

    Raucous stories and outlaw wisdom from the Academy Award-winning actor

    From the Academy Award®-winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.I've been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • An Innocent Baby: Why would anyone abandon little Darcy-May?

    by Cathy Glass ...
    When foster carer, Cathy Glass, is asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, she is very concerned.The baby is coming to her straight from hospital and will have no contact with her teenage mother, Haylea. Even more worrying, she will be brought to Cathy with a police escort as it’s vital her extended family don’t know where she is.Abandoned at birth, Cathy and her family quickly bond with ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Accidental Prime Minister

    Nine months after the spill that catapulted him to the prime ministership, Scott Morrison won the 2019 election, shocking politicians and political pundits (and, quite possibly, himself). Yet, unlike his predecessors, little was really known about the former marketing man whose hard-nosed political instincts and 'daggy dad persona' saw him become the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. Voters knew ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Dog Who Came to Stay: A Memoir

    A Memoir

    by Hal Borland ...
    During a fierce snowstorm, an abandoned and hungry animal howls at the back door of nature writer Hal Borland’s farmhouse, announcing the beginning of a transformational friendshipHal Borland and his wife Barbara have recently moved onto a hundred-acre farm in northwest Connecticut, where both hope to write and live in harmony with nature. From his New England home, Borland travels the country ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Sniper on the Eastern Front

    The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knights Cross

    A biography of the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the Knights Cross award.An Austrian conscript who qualified as a Wehrmacht machine gunner, Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations

    ‘Powerful, humane and wise’ JULIA SAMUEL ‘Everyone should read it’ NIGELLA LAWSON ‘Beautiful … This is a book for everyone. You feel held by it’ PHILIPPA PERRY Most of us have a conversation we’re avoiding.From the bestselling author of With the End in Mind, this is a book about the conversations that matter and how to have them better – more honestly, more confidently and without regret.A child ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mommie Dearest

    The 40th anniversary edition of the “shocking” #1 New York Times bestseller with an exclusive new introduction by the author (Los Angeles Times).When Christina Crawford’s harrowing chronicle of child abuse was first published in 1978, it brought global attention to the previously closeted subject. It also shed light on the guarded world of Hollywood and stripped away the façade of Christina’s ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Emotional Female

    by Yumiko Kadota ...
    Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream: model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put ‘knife before life’, knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career.But if the punishing hours in surgery weren’t hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Invention

    A Life

    by James Dyson ...
    Dyson has become a byword for high performing products, technology, design and invention. Now, James Dyson, the inventor and entrepreneur who made it all happen, tells his remarkable and inspirational story in Invention: A Life.Famously, over a four-year period, James Dyson made 5127 prototypes of the cyclonic vacuum cleaner that would transform the way houses are cleaned around the world. In ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • And Away...

    by Bob Mortimer ...
    **The long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer.'Everyone will love this book' - Caitlin Moran, Times Magazine'Wonderfully entertaining and surprisingly poignant' - GQ**Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Mary's Last Dance

    The untold story of the wife of Mao's Last Dancer

    by Mary Li ...
    The highly anticipated memoir of Australian ballerina Mary Li – and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin's bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer.Mary’s Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream, and sacrificing one’s own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion – and the highly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • When Breath Becomes Air

    ** SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**'Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.' Atul Gawande, bestselling author of Being MortalAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.When Breath Becomes Air chronicles ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Brazen

    The sensational memoir from the star of Netflix's My Unorthodox Life

    by Julia Haart ...
    From the star of Netflix's My Unorthodox Life, a riveting, inspiring memoir. Julia Haart tells the story of her extraordinary journey, from leaving an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to becoming one of the most influential people in fashion.Ever since she was a child, every aspect of Julia Haart's life - what she wore, what she ate, what she thought - was controlled by the orders of ultra-Orthodox ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

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  • Nowhere for Very Long

    The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life

    by Brianna Madia ...
    In this beautifully written, vividly detailed memoir, a young woman chronicles her adventures traveling across the deserts of the American West in an orange van named Bertha and reflects on an unconventional approach to lifeA woman defined by motion, Brianna Madia bought a beat-up bright orange van, filled it with her two dogs Bucket and Dagwood, and headed into the canyons of Utah with her ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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  • 138 Dates

    The true story of one woman's search for everything

    'This book will change lives. I couldn't put it down.' Fleur Brown, Founding Team TEDxSydney.'I laughed, learned a lot and cried my eyes out.' Jaquie BrownWhat will it take to follow your dream?On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. She is founder of hot Sydney startup Posse.com, writes a popular blog and gives inspirational talks at conferences for female entrepreneurs.But when ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Night

    Translated by Marion Wiesel ...
    A New Translation From The French By Marion WieselNight is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Heartsick

    Three stories about love and loss, and what happens in between

    'Thought-provoking, highly original and beautifully nuanced. Jessie Stephens' journalistic skill shines as she weaves together true stories with a narrative as compelling as any novel.' Jane Harper'Heartbreak does not seem to be a brand of grief we respect. And so we are left in the middle of the ocean, floating in a dinghy with no anchor, while the world waits for us to be okay again.'Claire has ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • You've Got To Be Kidding

    a shedload of wine & a farm full of goats

    The hilarious new take on country life by one of Australia's bestselling authorsThey say it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill. Well 60,000 hours since Todd and Jeff's tree change, they should have nailed country life, right? Sure, they've made great wine, built stunning villas and even learnt how to look after rescued farm animals - but how does anyone plan for the fury of Mother Nature ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Gun to the Head

    My life as a tactical cop. The impact. The aftermath.

    by Keith Banks ...
    Banks has told his story in a raw and honest autobiography. It is the best true crime book published in Australia in a decade.' -John Silvester, Crime Reporter for The Age on Drugs, Guns and Lies'Fear and exhilaration are blood brothers; that's what drives risk. I should have been careful what I wished for.'Keith Banks was a member of the Queensland Police Force when not everyone with a badge ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • With My Little Eye

    The incredible true story of a family of spies in the suburbs

    by Sandra Hogan ...
    Hilarious, moving and brilliantly told.' - Susan Johnson'It reads like the very best of spy thrillers.' - Matthew Condon'An intimate and compelling look at an ordinary family who happen to be ASIO agents.' - Kristina OlssonGrowing up in the 1950s, the three Doherty children were trained by their parents to memorise car number plates, to spot unusual behaviour on the street and, most important of ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • One Last Dance

    My Life in Mortuary Scrubs and G-strings

    A sassy, heart-breaking and jaw-dropping memoir of life behind the scenes in a funeral home and strip club, written with all the panache, honesty and sensitivity of Rosie Waterland's The Anti-Cool Girl and Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner.Emma Jane Holmes had her dream job, working in the funeral industry, caring for those who could no longer care for themselves. But when the bills mounted ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Zero Negativity: The Power of Positive Thinking

    by Ant Middleton ...
    NO.1 BESTSELLER ANT MIDDLETON SHARES HIS SECRETS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE MINDSET AND TEACHES YOU TO LIVE A LIFE WITH ZERO NEGATIVITYThere are times when life feels like it has you cornered: financial difficulties, relationship issues, work problems, all of the above. Every one of us, at one time or another, will have to face up to the challenges that come our way. And there are two ways of meeting them ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Three Women

    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by Lisa Taddeo ...
    The International No. 1 Bestseller'Cuts to the heart of who we are' Sunday Times'A book that begs discussion' Vanity FairAll Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Consumed

    The need for collective change; colonialism, climate change & consumerism

    by Aja Barber ...
    'Consumed takes us through the hideously complex topic of fashion and sustainability, from its knotty colonial roots to what everyday people can do to uproot those systems, today.' - Yassmin Abdel-Magied'SUCH integrity. Aja is no bullsh*t.' - Florence GivenAja Barber wants change.In the 'learning' first half of the book, she will expose you to the endemic injustices in our consumer industries and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

    by Craig Brown ...
    The funny and tragic, bestselling biography of The Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, perfect for fans of Netflix’s The Crown.A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR • A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR • A DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR‘I honked so loudly the man sitting next to me dropped his sandwich’ ObserverShe made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Red Roulette

    An Insider's Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption and Vengeance in Today's China

    by Desmond Shum ...
    'THE BOOK CHINA DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ' CNNIn the headline-making and bestselling tradition of Bill Browder’s Red Notice comes a unique and incendiary memoir from an entrepreneur who rose to the zenith of power and money in 21st century China and whose wife was disappeared - and then mysteriously reappeared four years later on the eve of Red Roulette’s publication and global media coverage about ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • Wintering

    The power of rest and retreat in difficult times

    by Katherine May ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'A beautiful, gentle exploration of the dark season of life and the light of spring that eventually follows' Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path'A peaceful rebuff to life in fast-forward' GuardianWintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Kat... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Code Breaker

    Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and enhance our children.In the spring of 2012, the Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her collaborators turned a curiosity of nature into ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Paul Kelly

    The man, the music and the life in between

    by Stuart Coupe ...
    Australia's best music writer examines the life of the Australian music legend - honest, revealing and a must-have for any Paul Kelly fan.Until now, no one has written the definitive biography of Australia's best-loved singer, song writer and poet. Taking us from Paul Kelly's family life as the sixth of eight children in Adelaide, Stuart Coupe, with Paul's blessing and access to friends, family ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    the heartfelt, funny memoir by a New York Times bestselling therapist

    by Lori Gottlieb ...
    A TIME magazine Must-Read Book of the YearEver wonder what your therapist is really thinking? Now you can find out …Meet Lori Gottlieb, an insightful and compassionate therapist whose clients present with all kinds of problems. There’s the struggling new parents; the older woman who feels she has nothing to live for; the self-destructive young alcoholic; and the terminally ill 35-year-old newlywed ... Read more

    $15.39 AUD

  • I Alone Can Fix It

    Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year

    'Riveting . . . Essential reading' GUARDIAN'Packed with hair-raising revelations' OBSERVERThe definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable GeniusThe true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House during a disastr... ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD