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            Is This Anything?

            Is This Anything? (Hardback)

            By Seinfeld, Jerry

            • RRP: $49.99
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            The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub Catch a Rising Star as a twenty-one-year-old student in autumn of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own... material and saved everything. Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas - the big yellow legal pad - I kept it in one of those old-school accordion folders, Seinfeld writes. So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth. For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favourite material, organised decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.
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            ISBN 9781760857127
            Published AU 6 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Black is the New White
             

            Black is the New White (Paperback)

            By Lui, Nakkiah

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            'Nakkiah Lui's writing is, as always, on point: hold-your-belly funny; pumping with politics that prompts visible discomfort.' Maxine Beneba Clark, Saturday Paper 'Her writing, whether devastating or hilarious, has always shown a great deal of accessible humanity and relentless i...ntelligence.' Guardian 'We needed a new David Williamson, someone who speaks to Australia and Australians now. We've found her in Nakkiah.' Alex Broun, playwright 'Mount Druitt's answer to Lena Dunham.' Belvoir Theatre 'If there is such a thing as a rockstar playwright, Nakkiah Lui is it.' Fran Kelly, RN Love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love. The thing is, her fiance, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected - he's unemployed, he's an experimental composer... and he's white! Bringing him and his conservative parents to meet her family on their ancestral land is a bold move. Will he stand up to the scrutiny? Or will this romance descend into farce? Love is never just black and white. It's complicated by class, politics, ambition, and too much wine over dinner. But for Charlotte and Francis, it's mostly complicated by family. Secrets are revealed, prejudices outed and old rivalries get sorted through. What can't be solved through diplomacy can surely be solved by a good old-fashioned dance-off. They're just that kind of family. Award-winning writer Nakkiah Lui shows why she is one of this country's most in-demand young voices, delivering cutting satire that is both seductively subversive and thoroughly delightful.
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            ISBN 9781760527341
            Published AU 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Ten Steps to Nanette
             

            Ten Steps to Nanette (Hardback)

            By Gadsby, Hannah

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 21

            'Hannah is a Promethean force, a revolutionary talent... This hilarious, touching, and sometimes tragic book is all about where her fires were lit.' - Emma Thompson Memoir from Australia's much-loved comedian Hannah Gadsby.

            ISBN 9781742374031
            Published AU 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Tricky Nick

            Tricky Nick (Paperback)

            By Johnson, Nicholas J.

            • RRP: $14.99
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            The completely true, not-at-all-made-up story of how ten-year-old Tricky Nick became the greatest magician in the world.

            ISBN 9781760787363
            Published AU 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 7-11 years
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            Back Roads: The Scenic Route

            Back Roads: The Scenic Route (Hardback)

            By Ewart, Heather

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A celebration of Australia's inspiring rural communities in words and pictures Over the five years it has been appearing on our screens, Back Roads has taken us across Australia, through deserts, along coasts, up mountains and over plains. It has shown us the rugged landscapes, t...he resilient communities and the extraordinary individuals who populate the areas outside the big cities. In this book, we re-meet in vivid colour some of our favourite people and places. Full of glorious photos that capture the spirit, purpose, difficulties and humour of outback life, this book is a tribute to the surprising characters, the rarely told stories and the sometimes beautiful, sometimes strange places that exist along the back roads of our extraordinary country.
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            ISBN 9780733341113
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            How I Clawed My Way to the Middle

            How I Clawed My Way to the Middle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wood, John

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            'Your job is to go out there, grab the audience by the balls, and drag them up on stage with you!' I was flabbergasted. This I understood. A language that I spoke - had spoken most of my life. It was the best acting note I ever got. John Wood grew up in working-class Melbourne; w...hen he failed out of high school, an employment officer told him, 'You have the mind of an artist and the body of a labourer.' And so John continued to pursue his acting dreams in amateur theatre, sustaining himself by working jobs as a bricklayer, a railway clerk and even in the same abattoir as his father. When he won a scholarship to NIDA, in Sydney, it moved John into a new and at times baffling world, full of extraordinary characters. It was the start of a decades-long acting career, most famously on shows such as Rafferty's Rules and Blue Heelers, where his charm made him beloved in households across the country. His popularity was such that he was nominated for a Gold Logie nine times in a row, finally culminating in a win in 2006. How I Clawed My Way to the Middle is a beguiling memoir from one of Australia's most cherished actors on both stage and screen. Full of humility, warmth and humour, it tells of the perilous reality of life as a professional actor and the wondrous personalities John encountered along the way.
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            ISBN 9780143794974
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Truths from an Unreliable Witness: Finding laughter in the darkest of places

            Truths from an Unreliable Witness: Finding laughter in the darkest of places (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Read by O'Loughlin, Fiona; With Pascoe, Alley

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            A fiercely honest and wryly funny memoir from one of Australia's most loved comedians shows us that no matter how far down you get, there is always a way back.

            ISBN 9780733645709
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Planet According to the Movies: Awesome, Weird and Wonderful Flicks FromFour Corners of the Globe
              

            Planet According to the Movies: Awesome, Weird and Wonderful Flicks FromFour Corners of the Globe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fennell, Marc

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe Praise for Marc Fennell 'Witty, irreverent and fun ...' Good Reading 'Gold!' Cleo 'A film companion with a difference' Daily News Which nation is best equipped to survive a zombie apocalypse? Why do obese moustach...ioed Tamil action stars make the best politicians? What fictional country links Predator, Commando and Die Hard 2? Planet According to the Movies is your official armchair guide to our tiny, weird planet as projected on cinema screens. It's 30% travel guide, 30% film reviews, 10% racial profiling handbook and 45% testament to the fact that maths is hard. Australia's most listened-to film critic, Marc Fennell (triple j, SBS TV, That Movie Book), tells the hidden stories behind the movies you know and love - from the Wizard of Oz to Life of Pi - and introduces you to a world of cinema you never knew existed. Discover Japan's Calamari Wrestler, Indonesia's Lady Terminator, Turkey's remake of E.T. and North Korea's answer to Godzilla, which was executive-produced by Kim Jong-Il himself. Who needs a plane to travel the world when you can do it all from your couch, you shameful slob! 'Tying it all together is Fennell's irreverent humour and gift for colourful descriptors ... fun and informative.' Empire Magazine
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            ISBN 9780733334085
            Published AU 19 Oct 2015
            Publisher ABC Books
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            The Office Quizpedia: The ultimate book of trivia

            The Office Quizpedia: The ultimate book of trivia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Amy

            • RRP: $17.99
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            While it's been six years since The Office ended, but the show's stellar writing, lovable cast, quote-ability and sheer meme-ability has seen the show increase in popularity (with thanks to platforms like Netflix). Most of us can quote Dwight till we're blue in the face, but how ...well do we really know The Office? With season-specific quizzes, and character-focused questions, this interactive trivia book is perfect to play with friends or family. (Or, for the superfans of The Office ... solo!) In the So you think you know Michael Scott quiz, your memory will be put to the ultimate test, with questions like: What were the names of the identical waitresses who Michael Scott met at Benihana? And, what prized possession of Michael's does Jan destroy in Dinner Party? And, what is the title of Michael's self-penned action movie? And, of course, what four words make up Michael's favourite joke? Get thinking, fam. And put on your favourite season of The Office while you flick through this fun book, in the company of your closest work friend.
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            ISBN 9781925811728
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Smith Street Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Quizpedia Series
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            Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
             

            Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned (Paperback)

            By Dunham, Lena

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            For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's GIRLS - as one of the brightest and most original writers working today. ...'NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL is hilarious, artful, and staggeringly intimate; I read it shivering with recognition' - Miranda July From the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO's GIRLS comes a hilarious, wise and fiercely candid collection of personal essays that establishes Lena Dunham as one of the most original young talents writing today. In NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one's way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself to a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told. Exuberant, moving and keenly observed, NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL is a series of despatches from the frontlines of the struggle that is growing up. 'I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you,' Dunham writes. 'But if I can take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile.'
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            ISBN 9781460750667
            Published AU 26 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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