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            How Not To Live Your Best Life: Your guide to getting older...But not necessarily wiser
             

            How Not To Live Your Best Life: Your guide to getting older...But not necessarily wiser (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Isaac, Claire; Sinclair, Lisa

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            A laugh-out-loud guide to life for women who are getting older but haven't quite worked out how to grow up... Once, women over 50 could look forward to growing old quietly, disappearing into a pair of white slacks and a grey bob - no more! We're now told we should want to have it... all. Podcasts and books and websites tell us we should be achieving, succeeding and juggling multiple balls. But what if we'd rather run our own race? No one is speaking to women over 45 like we are - not the media, the advertisers or marketing. We are honest, hilarious and matter of fact about getting older and the obstacles it brings up. Come to us and get real about getting older - it's funny and awkward but we can do it in style. And while the world might suggest you're invisible if you're not a superwoman , we don't care what anyone thinks. We're having a party over here - and it's a whole heap of fun.
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            ISBN 9781925865837
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bauer Media Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid

            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
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            ISBN 9781760850494
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Space Between: Chaos. Questions. Magic. Welcome to your twenties.

            The Space Between: Chaos. Questions. Magic. Welcome to your twenties. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McDonald, Zara; Andrews, Michelle

            • RRP: $32.99
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            There's this weird gap in life that's fuelled by cheap tacos and even cheaper tequila - also known as our twenties. It's a specific limbo of being suspended between being a teenager and a Proper Adult, and though it's wildly confusing, often lonely, sometimes embarrassing and fre...quently daunting, there's also a whole lot of magic to be found in the chaos. It's a time when we're finding our own voices, cementing our relationships and starting to fulfil our big ambitions (or simply just working out what they are). Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, creators of the award-winning pop culture podcast Shameless, are two of the many twentysomething women trying to make sense of it all. They definitely don't have all the answers but they know that mapping out our place in the world is a little bit easier when we do it together. Brimming with wit and unflinching honesty, here are their stories and personal puzzles about life as twentysomethings- from heartbreak and mental health challenges to overcoming career setbacks and letting go of fear. (Not forgetting the deeper meaning behind the state of their fridges and why it's so damn good to ghost out of a friend's party.) Join Zara and Michelle as they navigate their journeys between the women they are now and who they want to be. You just might find tiny pieces of yourself in the space between the first page and the last.
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            ISBN 9781760894610
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Reprehensible

            Reprehensible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, Mikey

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity's most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins, one of Australia's most beloved comedians. It is often said that we l...ive in era of constant outrage, but we are definitely not the inventors of outrageousness. Let's be honest, human beings have always been appalling. Not everyone and not all the time, but our history is littered with those whose work and deeds have rendered them . . . reprehensible. Sometimes it's our most esteemed luminaries who behave the worst. In Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour, Mikey Robins holds the mirror up to everyone, from Popes to politicians, from certified artistic geniuses to scientific and mathematical minds without peer - few emerge without blush or blemish. For instance, what are we to make of Catherine the Great's extensive collection of pornographic furniture, Hans Christian Anderson's too-much-information diary and Karl Marx's epic pub crawls? Or hall-of-fame huckster William McCloundy, who in 1901 actually `sold' the Brooklyn Bridge to an unsuspecting tourist, and the Pharaoh who covered his slaves in honey to keep flies off his meal? Did you know about the royal ticklers of the Romanov court, and the bizarre coronation rituals of early Welsh kings? (Let's just say that eating a white horse wasn't the weirdest part of the ceremony.) And who else but Mikey could uncover the story of Chrysippus, the Stoic philosopher who laughed himself to death at the sight of a drunk donkey? So sit back and rest your conscience: there will be a host of scoundrels, bounders and reprobates, tales of lust and power aplenty, as we indulge in that sweet spot where history meets outrage, with just a bit of old-school TMZ thrown in for good measure.
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            ISBN 9781760852993
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Just Like You
             

            Just Like You (Hardback)

            By Hornby, Nick

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jan 21

            The person you are with is just like you- same background, same age, same interests. The perfect match. And it is an unmitigated disaster. Then, when, and where, you least expect it, you meet someone new. You seem to have nothing in common and yet, somehow, it feels totally right.... Nick Hornby's brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person - someone who is not just like you at all.
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            ISBN 9780241338551
            Released AU 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Anxious People: A funny, comforting and wise new novel from the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove - the perfect escapist treat!

            Anxious People: A funny, comforting and wise new novel from the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove - the perfect escapist treat! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Backman, Fredrik

            The author of A Man Called Ove is back with a riotous comedy about a hostage-situation at a Swedish apartment viewing. A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a r...abbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment it is . . . empty. In a series of dysfunctional testimonies after the event, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened and it's clear we have a classic locked-room mystery on our hands: How did the robber manage to escape? Why is everyone so angry? And: What is WRONG with people these days?
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            ISBN 9780718186623
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers

            Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers (Hardback)

            By Jones, Anouska

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Gorgeous photography and memorable quotes create the ultimate gift book for cat-lovers. This bestseller is now pouncing back into hardback for a truly enduring book of happiness cat-lovers can treasure.

            ISBN 9781925820225
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Animal Happiness
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            Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict

            Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict (Paperback, New title)

            By Griffiths, Andy; Illustrated by Denton, Terry

            • RRP: $12.99
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            Zack Freeman and his bum, thought their world-saving days were over, until they are attacked by an army of Great White Bumosaurs from 65 million years ago. Along with some old friends, they must travel back in time to save the world again from the pongflict, to end all pongflicts...: Bumageddon. This book is for children, above the age of 9 years.
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            ISBN 9780330421973
            Published AU 1 Sep 2005
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Bum Trilogy
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            How Good's Australia

            How Good's Australia (Paperback)

            By The Betoota Advocate

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            Australia's oldest newspaper dissects a few tough years in Australia's political, cultural and sporting life, and celebrate the return of common sense and strong leadership.

            ISBN 9781760787837
            Published AU 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Word for Today
             

            Word for Today (Paperback)

            By Sussex, Roly

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Did you know that the word salary comes from the Latin sal for 'salt', since part of the payment to Roman soldiers was in salt? That braces and suspenders used to refer to different items of clothing? Or that trolls have migrated from fairytales to online discussion forums? The E...nglish language is currently going through a period of tremendous ferment, growth and expansion. Old 'rules' are being challenged, or weakened. New ones are emerging. And mistakes and misuses are popping up with all the speed that the internet can provide. For over two decades, linguist Roly Sussex has documented the nature and evolution of the English Language on his popular weekly ABC Radio program 'Word for Today'. For the first time, the best of these reflections on word origins, neologisms and misuses are collected in this witty and insightful book. With Word for Today, you'll always have a word for tomorrow.
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            ISBN 9780702263064
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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