Non-Fiction

Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson

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From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F∗ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been-we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f∗cked-the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn't even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What's going on If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson

Mark Manson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (with over 3 million in sales in the US alone) and a star blogger. Manson sold more than 50,000 copies of his self-published book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Before long, his off-the-cuff voice was resonating with a much broader audience via his brilliantly counter-intuitive essays on happiness. With titles like "The Most Important Question of Your Life," "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck," and "No, You Can't Have It All" his work was being reposted by the likes of Elizabeth Gilbert and Loveline, and his site - markmanson.net - is read by over 2 million unique visitors per month. He has over 426K Facebook followers, and 91.8K followers on Twitter (@IAmMarkManson). Manson lives in New York City.

ISBN-13 9780062955937
ISBN-10
0062955934
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
288
Available:
14th May 2019
Publisher:
Harper Collins Publishers

Stop Being Reasonable by Eleanor Gordon-Smith

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What if you’re not who you think you are?  What if you don’t really know the people closest to you?  And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be?wrong? 

In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells gripping true stories that show the limits of human reason. Susie realises her husband harbours a terrible secret, Dylan leaves the cult he’s been raised in since birth, after impersonating someone else for a month on reality TV, Alex discovers he can no longer return to his former identity, all of them radically altering their beliefs about the things that matter most. What makes them change course? What does this say about our own beliefs? And, in an increasingly divided world, what does it teach us about how we might change the minds of others?  Inspiring, perceptive and full of moving stories, Stop Being Reasonable is an illuminating exploration of the place where philosophy and real life meet.

ISBN-13 9781742235875
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
240
Available:
1st May 2019
Publisher:
New South Books

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby by Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal

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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby is chockfull of comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies, and pigeons! This book contains a vast wealth of never-before-seen comics, including informative guides, such as:

  • How to comfortably sleep next to your cat

  • 10 ways to befriend a misanthropic cat

  • How to hold a baby when you are not used to holding babies

  • A dog’s guide to walking a human being

  • How to cuddle like you mean it.

Includes a pull-out poster of: How to tell if your cat thinks you’re not that big of a deal.

Matthew Inman is the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You. Matthew also co-created the popular Exploding Kittens card game. Since being founded in 2009, his work on TheOatmeal.com has been read by over 300 million people.

ISBN-13 9781524850623
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
160
Available:
1st May 2019
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About by Michele Filgate

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Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don't talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize what she was actually trying to write: how this affected her relationship with her mother. When it was finally published, the essay went viral, shared on social media by Anne Lamott, Rebecca Solnit, and many others. The outpouring of responses gave Filgate an idea, and the resulting anthology offers a candid look at our relationships with our mothers. While some of the writers in this book are estranged from their mothers, others are extremely close. Leslie Jamison writes about trying to discover who her seemingly perfect mother was before ever becoming a mom. In Cathi Hanauer's hilarious piece, she finally gets a chance to have a conversation with her mother that isn't interrupted by her domineering (but lovable) father. André Aciman writes about what it was like to have a deaf mother. Melissa Febos uses mythology as a lens to look at her close-knit relationship with her psychotherapist mother. And Julianna Baggott talks about having a mom who tells her everything. As Filgate writes, “Our mothers are our first homes, and that's why we're always trying to return to them.” There's relief in breaking the silence. Acknowledging what we couldn't say for so long is one way to heal our relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with ourselves. Contributors include Cathi Hanauer, Melissa Febos, Alexander Chee, Dylan Landis, Bernice L. McFadden, Julianna Baggott, Lynn Steger Strong, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, André Aciman, Sari Botton, Nayomi Munaweera, Brandon Taylor, and Leslie Jamison.

ISBN-13 9781982107345
ISBN-10
1982107340
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Available:
1st May 2019
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster

Before I Forget by Geoffrey Blainey

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Now in his late-eighties, and listed by the National Trust as a 'Living Treasure', in Before I Forget Geoffrey Blainey reflects on his humble beginnings as the son of a Methodist Minister and school teacher, one of five children, and a carefree childhood spent in rural Victoria, from Terang to Leongatha, Geelong to Ballarat. From a young age these places ignited for Blainey a great affection for the Australian landscape, and a deep curiosity in Australia's history. He longed to travel, and would climb atop the roof of their home to stare out at the Great Dividing Range and imagine the world beyond.
His mother created gardens wherever they went and had literary ambitions of her own; his father spent more on books than he could ever afford, and the library travelled with the family. Blainey's devotion to the Geelong Football Club began in Newtown from where he'd watch his team play at Corio, and as a newsboy he developed an early interest in current affairs, following the dramas and triumphs of the Second World War and the political careers of local identities John Curtin and Robert Menzies. With a burning desire to see Sydney but barely a penny to his name, he hitched there with a schoolfriend to see the harbour that greeted the First Fleet, and visited the national theatre of Parliament House on the way home to see Billy Hughes, JT Lang, Arty Fadden, Arthur Calwell, Enid Lyons and hero Ben Chifley in action.
The course of Blainey's life changed when he was awarded a scholarship to board at Wesley College in Melbourne - an opportunity that instilled in him a great love of learning, under the tutelage of a group of inspiring teachers. This flourished further at the University of Melbourne, first as a wide-eyed student at Queen's Collage, where he was lectured by Manning Clarke, and later as a professor of history. Later he and Manning Clarke became great friends, both sitting on the Whitlam Government's new Literature Board. Hours spent at Melbourne's State Library as a student poring over the country's old newspapers cemented his calling to become a professional historian. Like Clarke Blainey has always been compelled to visit the places of our historical interest, including places of archaeological and Indigenous significance. Now the author of over forty books, Geoffrey Blainey claims he has discovered Australia's history his own way - and is still learning. 
Warm, insightful and lyrically written, Before I Forget recounts the experiences and influences that have shaped the astonishing mind of Australia's most loved historian. But in this book Blainey has given us something more - a fascinating and affectionate social history in and of itself.

Professor Geoffrey Blainey's first book was completed when he was in his early twenties. Since then he has written another thirty-five, including Triumph of the Nomads, The Rush That Never Ended, The Tyranny of Distance and other well known books on Australia's history. His more recent books on global history, including a Short History of the World, have been translated into many foreign languages and published in places as far apart as Brazil, India, Spain and Turkey. For twenty years he was professor of economic history and then Ernest Scott professor of history at the University of Melbourne, with a term as professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University. He also served the federal government as chairman of the Australia Council, the National Council for the Centenary of Federation, and the Australia-China Council. In New York, in 1988, Blainey received the celebrated Britannica Prize 'for excellence in the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of mankind'.

ISBN-13 9781760890339
ISBN-10
1760890332
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
400
Available:
18th June 2019
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

Australia Day by Stan Grant

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'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.'
Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about our country, about who we are as a nation, about the indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here .

ISBN-13 9781460753187
ISBN-10
1460753186
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
240
Available:
15th April 2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Australia

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up mixed race in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD. BORN A CRIME IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR-WINNER LUPITA NYONG'O! Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. But he did exist -- and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humour to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. This compelling memoir blends drama, comedy and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will. IT'S TREVOR NOAH: BORN A CRIME not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives.

 Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show. He first joined the show as a contributor in 2014 and succeeded Jon Stewart as host in 2015. While The Daily Show has introduced Noah to an American audience, he's long been a popular comedian around the globe. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah rose to stardom with The Racist, his one-man show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which enjoyed a sold-out run and became one of the most talked-about shows at the festival that year. He made his US television debut that year on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late-night programme. He lives in New York.


ISBN-13
9781529318760
ISBN-10
1529318769
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
9th April 2019
Publisher:
Hachette


White by Bret Easton Ellis

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White, with the same originality displayed in his fiction, Ellis pours himself out onto the page and, in doing so, eviscerates the perceived good that the social-media age has wrought, starting with the dangerous cult of likeability. White is both a denunciation of censorship, particularly the self-inflicted sort committed in hopes of being 'accepted', and a bracing view of a life devoted to authenticity. Combining personal reflection and social observation, White is the first work of nonfiction work from Bret Easton Ellis.

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of six novels, Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, Lunar Parkand most recently Imperial Bedrooms, which was a Sunday TimesTop Ten Bestseller, and a collection of stories, The Informers. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Los Angeles.

ISBN-13 9781529012439
ISBN-10
1529012430
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
288
Available:
9th April 2019
Publisher:
Picador

The Juggle by Samantha Brett and Steph Adams

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 When authors Steph Adams and Samantha Brett published their first book, The Game Changers, Samantha was dealing with life as a new mum while Steph was heavily pregnant with a three-year-old toddler at home. Eager to learn the secrets of how other mothers try to balance everything in their lives, they began canvassing women around Australia and the world. 
They quickly discovered that the modern expectation of mothers is demanding and unrelenting. Many are juggling children, partners, careers, families and their own businesses, all at the same time. Whether a woman is staying at home or working full time, raising one child or five, the juggle struggle is real. So many mums - no matter their age or background - are navigating the same dilemmas, posing the same question to themselves- 'Am I doing enough?' 
So just how can you do it all - and is that even possible? That's where The Juggle comes in! The Juggle features a fabulous range of powerhouse mums, sharing their intimate thoughts, struggles, elations, successes and challenges in these raw, candid and often very funny interviews and essays. With intimate stories of what goes on behind the scenes of their seemingly picture-perfect lives, they're here to let the mums of the world know they are not alone. And that, sometimes, something has to give. 

Samantha Brett (Author) 
Samantha Brett is a news reporter and bestselling author of six books. Samantha began her journalism career in New York as an intern at the Fox News Channel, before return to Sydney to write Australia's number-one lifestyle column for six years. Samantha has since gone on to file news reports for Sky News, CBS, CNN, and currently works for Australia s Seven Network. Samantha has covered a variety of international stories and breaking news including the terror attack in Jakarta and the joint world rescue of stranded researchers in Antarctica. Samantha has written more than 1000 articles for newspapers and magazines around the world on a variety of topics. She is passionate about helping other women to achieve their dreams, and is a proud supporter of the Pink Hope Foundation.

Steph Adams (Author) 
Steph Adams is a bestselling author, art director and brand ambassador. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Steph began her career in the fashion industry as an international model before moving to Sydney in 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Curtin University in 2004 and started working as an art director for VogueVogue LivingMarie ClaireInStyleGraziaGQBelleGourmet TravellerHouse and Garden and Delicious Magazine. Steph moved to London in 2009 and worked as an art editor for Net-a-Porter, designing their first ever magazine with Claudia Schiffer on the front. She has since worked internationally with British VogueElleHarper's BazaarConde Nast Traveller and Marie Claire. As an art director, Steph has collaborated with some of the industry's most iconic image-makers, including Stephen Quinn (publisher of British Vogue) and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet.
In April of 2016, Steph co-authored her first book, a collection of healthy recipes from celebrities, hotels, spas and cafes around the world, called Good to Glow, which was released by teNeues Publishing. The book has since been translated into three languages and been published in Germany, the UK, the US and France. Steph has worked professionally with Dior, SKII, Estee Lauder, WelleCo, Aerin Lauder, Loreal Paris, Sheridan, Waterford Crystal.

ISBN-13 9781784725174
ISBN-10
0143795635
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
2nd April 2019
Publisher:
Viking

Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life by Kitty Flanagan

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Kitty Flanagan is all about giving the people what they want, and it's become increasingly apparent that people want 488 Rules for Life. Ever since she appeared on the ABC's The Weekly with her segment about this 'pretend' book, she's been stopped in the street, approached in the supermarket, the cafe, even the dog park by people wanting to know where they could get a copy.
Kitty says: 'Who knew other people loved rules as much as I do? I'm so excited, this feels like it could be more than a book, it could be a movement, a way of life even! With any luck, we may well see someone from the 488 Rules Party standing at the next election. However, let's be clear about one thing, it won't be me: Rule no. 242 - Comedians should not be Prime Minister. Nor should Shannon Noel. Or any other actor or celebrity who just so happens to say something with which you agree. 488 Rules is a book for anyone who believes good manners and common sense are the way forward. It's time to make the world idiot-free and lovely.'

At school Kitty was a small, stick-like child with very large front teeth and fuzzy hair. Nothing much has changed. After several attempts at university, studying things as diverse as Spanish, Poetry and P.E teaching, the government introduced HECS and the free ride was over. No more enrolling for a semester of tertiary good times then dropping out. Advertising beckoned because it seemed like the job that paid the most money for the least amount of qualifications. And for five years she masqueraded as a copywriter. Eventually she was fired. She doesn't know why and, more importantly, she doesn't care. So then she tried doing stand-up. And then she got a job on Full Frontal (a sketch show, not a nudie mag). And then she moved to London and did stand-up...heaps of it. There was another sketch show, an English one this time, cryptically titled The Sketch Show. And there was a short film that won a few awards. After that, she wrote stuff for the BBC and Channel Four with writing partner Julia Davis of Nighty Night fame. Then Kitty moved back to Australia where she is now probably best known for her for her regular Tuesday appearances on The Project and most recently for her role as Rhonda in Working Dog's Utopia on the ABC. She also has a segment on Charlie Pickering's show The Weekly. Aware that stand-up is like a sport that must be practiced, Kitty tours constantly.

ISBN-13 9781760875305
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
224
Available:
1st April 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing And Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

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“I believe we can change the world. But first, we've got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they're afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people-whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee-instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

ISBN-13 9781400215065
ISBN-10
1400215064
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Available:
1st April 2019
Publisher:
Harper Collins Publishers

Teen Brain by David Gillespie

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With their labile and rapidly developing brains, adolescents are particularly susceptible to addiction, and addiction leads to anxiety and depression. What few parents will know is that what we think of as the most typical addictions and problematic teen behaviours - smoking, drinking, drug taking, sex leading to teenage pregnancy - are on the decline. The bad news is that a whole raft of addictions has taken their place. Whereas once the dopamine-hungry brain of a teenager got its fix from smoking a joint or sculling a Bundy and coke, it is now turning to electronic devices for the pleasure jolt that typically comes from online playing games and engaging with social media. What is doubly troubling is that, unlike drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, electronic devices are not illicit. Quite the contrary. They are liberally distributed by schools and parents, with few restrictions placed on their use. And, to add fuel to the fire, emerging research shows that if addictive pathways are activated during the teen years, they are there for life, and that what starts as a screen addiction can lead to major substance abuse later in life.

For the last 10 years, former lawyer and bestselling author David Gillespie has devoted himself to exposing forces in today's society that work against our interests as consumers and citizens. Beginning with the Sweet Poison books he followed those up with Big Fat Lies and Toxic Oil. He then focused on education in Free Schools, before returning to the topic of nutrition in Eat Real Food and then the everyday psychopath in Taming Toxic People. Now David turns his attention to another endemic societal threat - the addictive impact of technology on our children.

ISBN-13 9781760559465
ISBN-10
1760559466
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
336
Available:
26th March 2019
Publisher:
Macmillan Australia

A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

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In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.' The Gestapo's target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war. This is the epic tale of an heiress who determined that a hunting accident would not define her existence; a young woman who gambled her life to fight for the freedoms she believed in; an espionage novice who helped to light the flame of French Resistance. Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall, an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity.

Sonia Purnell is a biographer and journalist who has written for The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. Her book First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill was a book of the year in the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and Lenny Letter, and was shortlisted for the Plutarch Award for Best Biography. Her first book, Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition, was longlisted for the Orwell prize.

ISBN-13
9780349010175
ISBN-10
034901017X
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
26th March 2019
Publisher:
Hachette Australia

Doing Justice by Preet Bharara

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Multi-million-dollar fraud. Terrorism. Mafia criminality. Russian espionage. For eight years Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, successfully prosecuted some of the most high-profile crimes in America. Along the way he gained notoriety as the 'Sheriff of Wall Street', was banned from Russia by Vladimir Putin and earned the distinction of being one of the first federal employees fired by Trump. 

In Doing Justice Bharara takes us into the gritty, tactically complex, often sensational world of America's criminal justice system. We meet the wrongly accused and those who have escaped scrutiny for too long, the fraudsters and mobsters, investigators and interrogators, snitches and witnesses. We learn what justice is and the basics of building a case, and how judgement must be delivered not only with toughness, but with calmness, care and compassion. 

This is not just a book about the law. This is a book about integrity, leadership, decision-making and moral reasoning and one that teaches us how to think and act justly in our own lives.

Preet Bharara served as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, overseeing the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases. He is the Executive Vice President of Some Spider Studios and the host of CAFE's Stay Tuned with Preet, a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness. He lives in New York.

ISBN-13 9781408899038
ISBN-10
1408899035
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
352
Available:
19th March 2019
Publisher:
Bloomsbury


Winging It By Sloane Tanen

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With more personality than most people have to spare, these fluffy yellow chicks negotiate the trials and tribulations of a modern world that's filled with three-headed blind dates, playground popularity battles and faddy diets. Some things are inescapable, even for chickens.

Sloane Tanen is the author of ten books, including the bestselling Bitter with Baggage Seeks SameHatched, and the novel There's A Word For That. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband, the writer Gary Taubes, and their two sons.

ISBN-13 9781408899397
ISBN-10
1408899396
Audience:
General
Format:
Hardback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
80
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

Going Back by Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

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In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he faced in the remote north of Western Australia. The book also detailed his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon at the cutting edge of world medicine. In his new book, Going Back, Munjed shares the extraordinary journey that his life-changing new surgical technique has taken him on. Through osseointegration, he implants titanium rods into the human skeleton and attaches robotic limbs, allowing patients genuine, effective and permanent mobility. Munjed has performed this operation on hundreds of Australian civilians, wounded British soldiers who've lost legs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. But nothing has been as extraordinary as his return to Iraq after eighteen years at the invitation of the Iraqi government to operate on soldiers, police and civilian amputees wounded in the horrific war against ISIS. These stories are both heartbreaking and full of hope, and are told from the unique perspective of a refugee returning to the place of his birth as a celebrated international surgeon.

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is a world-leading osseointegration surgeon and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney. He practises as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Norwest Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney's northern suburbs. He lives in Sydney with his partner, Claudia.

Patrick Weaver is a highly regarded writer and public relations consultant who worked with Munjed on his previous bestseller, Walking Free. He lives in Sydney and has two adult children.

ISBN-13 9781760633165
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Available:
4th March 2019
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin

Raising Girls in the 21st Century by Steve Biddulph

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A powerful revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classic, Raising Girls.
There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health and wellbeing, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Fierce and tender in its mission, Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. At last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness.

Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century explores how to help your daughter feel secure, become an explorer, get along with others, find her soul, and ultimately become a woman. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for mums and dads to help raise a daughter to be strong, wise and able to stand up for herself and others. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another.

Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century has been updated to include: Two kinds of girlhood: why some girls go off the rails while others go from strength to strength. Finding comfort in her own skin: avoiding the toxic mix of perfectionism and overachievement. Mirror, mirror on the screen: how our devices and social media steal joy, and how we can put them in the right perspective. Pets, plants and wild places: bringing nature and its power to heal into your daughter's life. What's missing? A diagnostic list to identifying the gaps, and the ten vital ingredients to being happy and free.

Steve Biddulph, AM, is one of the world's best known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His books, including Raising Boys, Raising Girls, Ten Things Girls Need Most and The New Manhood, are in four million homes and 31 languages around the world. Steve's work has influenced the way we look at childhood, the development of boys and men, the exploitation of girls and the misuse of young women globally.

ISBN-13 9781760851125
ISBN-10
1760851124
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
272
Available:
1st March 2019
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Australia


Zealot By Jo Thornely

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Why would anyone join a cult? Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world. Or maybe they just want to give themselves the best possible chance of having sex with aliens. Whatever the reason, once people are in, it's usually very difficult for them to leave. Cults have ways of making their followers do loopy, dangerous stuff to prove their loyalty, and in return they get a chance to feel secure within the cult's embrace, with an added bonus of being utterly terrified of the outside world. From the tragic JONESTOWN Kool-Aid drinkers to the Australian cult THE FAMILY to the fiery Waco climax of THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS, this book is a wide-sweeping look at cults around the world, from the host of the popular podcast ZEALOT.

Jo Thornely has been writing opinion pieces, articles and recaps for over ten years, featuring in and on Marie Claire, news.com.au, Yahoo7, The Women's Weekly, King's Tribune, The Punch and Madison, plus voice-over scripts for television and digital projects, pieces for Women Of Letters, Confession Booth and Erotic Fan Fiction, and co-writing Charlotte Dawson's Air Kiss and Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-Up Doll. She is obsessed with cults.

ISBN-13 9780733640506
ISBN-10
0733640508
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
288
Available:
26th February 2019
Publisher:
Hachette Australia

The Schoolgirl, Her Teacher and His Wife by Rebecca Hazel

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In 2007, while working at a local women’s refuge, lawyer Rebecca Hazel struck up a friendship with one of her colleagues whose name was Joanne Curtis. One day, while chatting over coffee, Jo told Rebecca about her past- about a missing woman, a husband who got away with everything, and a vulnerable schoolgirl at the centre of it all.

Lynette Dawson disappeared from Sydney’s Northern Beaches on 9 January 1982 and has not been heard from since. For eighteen months before she vanished, her husband Chris had been in a sexual relationship with his teenage student, Jo Curtis. Just days after Lynette went missing, Jo moved into the Dawson family home to live with Chris and his two young children. Later, they got married. Then, after almost ten years, Jo left him, taking only the little girl they had together.

It was some years before Rebecca decided she would write about what happened to Jo, and to Lynette. She spent many days with Jo, picking over what she knew and what prompted her to finally leave Chris Dawson and go to the police. No charges have ever been laid over Lynette’s disappearance, despite the recommendations of two coronial inquests, and Chris Dawson has always strenuously maintained his innocence.

The Schoolgirl, Her Teacher and His Wife is a meticulous and compelling account of one of Sydney’s most puzzling cold cases, brilliantly reconstructed from court transcripts and interviews with key players, including Lynette’s friends and family, policeman Damian Loone, who has been investigating her disappearance for nearly twenty years, and crucially, Joanne Curtis herself.

Rebecca Hazel has worked in family law; in a women and children’s refuge; helped establish and worked in the Women’s Family Law Support Service at the Family Court in Sydney; and briefly in domestic violence policy at Legal Aid. She lives in Sydney's northern beaches.

ISBN-13 9780143796336
ISBN-10
014379633X
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
320
Available:
19th February 2019
Publisher:
Random House Australia

Accidental Feminists by Jane Caro

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Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn’t expect to. Or intend to. We weren’t brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now. 
Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in-with the pill and a regular pay cheque-transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator.

ISBN-13 9780522872835
ISBN-10
0522872832
Audience:
General
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
277
Available:
5th February 2019
Publisher:
Melbourne University Press