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Biography & Memoir

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  • A Sense of Balance

    by John Howard ...
    On how our sense of balance has defined us as a nation and will safeguard our future.In the years that John Howard served in the national parliament he came to understand the special character of Australia; to appreciate its strengths and weaknesses; and most importantly to respect the sense of balance in the formulation of public policy that has long defined us as a nation and made Australia an ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here

    by Heather Rose ...
    A deeply personal collection filled with reflections on love, death, creativity and healing, from the award-winning author of Bruny and The Museum of Modern Love.'Funny, devastating, miraculous, and delightful. This is an extraordinary life story, extraordinarily told.' Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull'[Rose] takes us to the edge of a volcanic crater of grief, passion and spirituality. Dazzling ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Anarchy

    The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

    THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF ... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Girl in the Green Dress

    'I didn't know that you're only supposed to have one personality. I didn't realise that having lots of voices in your head was abnormal. But you are protecting yourself. You are protecting your soul, and that's what I did.'An intelligent, poised woman, Jeni Haynes sat in court and listened as the man who had abused her from birth, a man who should have been her protector, a man who tortured and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Road to Ruin

    the bestselling prequel to Plots and Prayers

    by Niki Savva ...
    WINNER OF THE 2017 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, GENERAL NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARWINNER OF THE 2016 MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD‘There will be no wrecking, no undermining, and no sniping.’–Tony Abbott, 15 September 2015Abbott’s performances in the party-room debates on education and climate change had ranged between woeful and pathetic. He sounded desperate, he was ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Heartstrong

    by Ellidy Pullin ...
    'If not with you, then for you.'It was a perfect Wednesday morning when Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin kissed his partner, Ellidy, goodbye to go spearfishing. Most days Ellidy would go to the beach too, but that day she didn't. Later, there was a knock at the door. A man had been found unconscious on the ocean floor. It was Chumpy.From that moment, Ellidy's world stopped. There was deep grief, disbelief and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • I, Millennial

    One Snowflake's Screed Against Boomers, Billionaires and Everything Else

    by Tom Ballard ...
    ‘A damn hilarious read.’ Nazeem Hussain‘A true barbarian.’ **Andrew BoltOur world is in chaos lol. And no, Australian Millennials, it’s not your imagination: things are especially f**ked for us.**Millions of Baby Boomers got beach houses, free education, jobs for life and a franking credit-fed retirement. But Millennials have been handed a housing crisis, crippling student debt, the gig economy, a ... Read more

    $16.99 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • She Said

    The true story of the Weinstein scandal

    *NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CAREY MULLIGAN AND ZOE KAZAN*'Explosive' Margaret Atwood'Seismic' Observer'Brilliant' Nigella Lawson'Gripping' Jon RonsonA FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH, METRO AND ELLE BOOK OF THE YEAROn 5 October 2017,the New York Times published an art... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Escape Artist

    The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEARThe Sunday Times Bestseller'Thrilling' Daily Mail'Gripping' Guardian'Heartwrenching' Yuval Noah Harari'Magnificent' Philip Pullman'Excellent' Sunday Times'Inspiring' Daily Mail'An immediate classic' Ant... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Batavia

    from the author of The Opera House, Ned Kelly and Mutiny on the Bounty

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia�s history. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

    by Adam Kay ...
    THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLERBOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS'Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen FryWelcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.Scribbled in secret ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • The Gathering Storm

    series Winston S. Churchill The Second World Wa
    “It is our immense good fortune that a man who presided over this crisis in history is able to turn the action he lived through into enduring literature.” —The New York TimesThis book is the first in Winston Churchill’s monumental six-volume account of the struggle between the Allied Powers in Europe against Germany and the Axis during World War II. Told from the unique viewpoint of a British ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Pocketful of Happiness

    **'A gorgeously candid account of acting and show business. And an intimate and heartfelt story of love, loss and a life spent together. It is an honour to be invited in on these diaries. I cannot remember being so moved by a book' Dolly Alderton'Fascinating, funny and heart wrenching' Dame Julie Walters**'An emotional rollercoaster - profoundly moving and wonderfully entertaining. A brilliant ... Read more

    $19.99 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

  • Murder Most Royal

    The brand-new Christmas 2022 murder mystery from the author of THE WINDSOR KNOT

    by SJ Bennett ...
    THE ROYALLY BRILLIANT THIRD BOOK IN THE HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN INVESTIGATES MYSTERY SERIES - NOW AVAILABLE IN HARDBACK, EBOOK AND AUDIOBOOK.____________________December 2016 - A severed hand is found washed up on a beach next to the Queen's estate at Sandringham.Elizabeth has become quite accustomed to solving even the most complex of murders. And though she quickly identifies the 70-year-old ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • What Lies Buried

    A forensic psychologist's true stories of madness, the bad and the misunderstood

    by Kerry Daynes ...
    THE SENSATIONAL NEW BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE DARK SIDE OF THE MIND.LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION AWARD.'What Lies Buried is a towering achievement. Kerry takes us deep into the minds of the disturbed and dangerous and challenges our very humanity. As gripping as any thriller. Her dry wit and humour keeps it real.'BARBARA MACHIN, sc... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Searching For Charlie

    In pursuit of the real Charles Upham, VC & Bar

    by Tom Scott ...
    Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. An unassuming stock worker/ valuer at the beginning of the war, he stormed through Crete and the Western Desert amazing and confounding his comrades with his exploits. He won two Victoria Crosses (the only combat soldier ever to do so) and in the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Believe

    by Sam Frost ...
    I don't claim to know all the answers; most of the time I'm still figuring it out myself. But what I can do is share an insight into the challenges I've faced from depression, anxiety, social media, toxic relationships, body image issues, and grief. I can offer you tips that have helped me find the light when darkness is all that I could see.When Sam Frost first came to the nation's attention ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • I Am NOT Fine, Thanks

    by Wil Anderson ...
    Good sense, good jokes, and good WIL - a book about enduring turbulent times with humour, community and just a dash of Apple Cider Vinegar.'How are you?'How am I? How am I? How do you think I am? I know in the Before Times the tradition was to reply, 'I'm fine, thanks.' Then you would ask how they were, and they would reply, 'I'm fine, thanks.' And then we would all get on with our lives. But I ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Light We Carry

    Overcoming In Uncertain Times

    Her life. Her learnings. Her toolkit to live boldly.How do we build enduring and honest relationships?How can we discover strength and community inside our differences?What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?Michelle Obama believes that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD