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Sixty Secrets for a Happy Bride

by Alex Miles

Once upon a time, a mysterious someone walked into a girl’s life. After apologising for their clumsiness, they discovered a shared love for the important things – like trawling YouTube for cat videos. The question was popped, and the reply was a big whopping YES! It’s a familiar tale, but what the storybooks don’t reveal are the headaches and heartaches that usually ensue.

September 2015, $24.99


The Girl Who Lived

by Susan Berg

At fifteen, Susan Berg was on a boat trip with her parents and brother when their vessel began to sink. Desperate to find help, she swam ahead, struggling through darkness and rough sea. After nearly four hours, Susan, exhausted and barely able to walk, finally made it ashore. Her family did not.

September 2015, $29.99


Wild Man

by Alecia Simmonds

In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired.

September 2015, $29.99


Speed Thrills

by Rodney Hogg & Jon Anderson

Ever since Mitchell Johnson and his mighty moustache struck fear into the English Ashes team, the cricketing world has been buzzing about fast bowling.

Now Rodney Hogg and Jon Anderson get up close with the greatest quicks in cricket history. In seventeen extended interviews – from Frank Tyson to Brett Lee, Sir Wes Hall to Shoaib Akhtar and Jeff Thomson to Allan Donald – Speed Thrills sets out to trace the journeys and plot the psychology behind the most ferocious speedsters to have graced the world stage.

August 2015, $35.00


Down Under

by Trevor Conomy

‘Down Under’ made Men at Work the biggest band on the planet in the early 1980s. The band split soon after, but ‘Down Under’ never stopped working. It became an unofficial national anthem, and was as unstoppable as the fried-out Kombi of its opening line.

Decades later, ABC’s Spicks and Specks innocently revealed a similarity between the song’s flute riff and an old nursery rhyme about a laughing Kookaburra. It sparked an epic legal stoush that shook the music world and will forever be associated with tragedy.

August 2015, $29.99


Playing On

by Michael Sexton & Neil Sachse

At 24, Neil Sachse was an Aussie Rules star on the rise. The burly South Australian had torn through the ranks to become one of the most sought-after players in the country. Then, in only his second game in the top flight, playing for Footscray, a front-on collision left Neil a quadriplegic.

It remains the most catastrophic injury to any player in the history of the VFL/AFL competition. However, it’s not the injury, but what Neil went on to achieve that has come to define him.

August 2015, $29.99


It Happened in a Holden

Edited by Paddy O'Reilly

The hugely popular It Happened in a Holden has been reformated and this edition is now only $19.99!

The Holden was the first car designed for Australia, rolling into our lives in 1948. Since then it has been rooted firmly in the Australian psyche. Holden models have defined generations. The FJ, the EH, the Torana, the Kingswood panel van, the Monaro, the ute – the name of each model is like a tuning fork for eras of Australian family, city and bush life.

Almost every Australian has a Holden story. They are funny, sad, ridiculous, moving, and sometimes lurid.

August 2016, $19.99

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The Suppository of All Wisdom

by Andrew Thompson, Cartoons by Andrew Weldon

Inspired by Tony Abbott’s immortal verbal overreach, The Suppository of All Wisdom is a hilarious, fully illustrated guide to the words and expressions we most often mangle, muck up and just don’t quite understand.

You’ll be amazed at how many supposably well-educated speakers make mistakes – from schoolteachers, to newsreaders, to Rhodes Scholar prime ministers. Too often the misinformed flaunt the rules, and that’s a travesty. In one foul swoop, this book will make you sound smarter. It is the ultimate grammar guide, literally awesome, and begs the question: why not buy two?

July 2015, $19.99


Much Ado About Melbourne

by Jenny Sinclair

What shapes the character of Melbourne, and from where does it get its x-factor? Jenny
Sinclair goes in search of the answers and discovers that it’s all in our head – or at least
our collective imagination.

Much Ado About Melbourne is a whimsical and absorbing survey of the city’s creativity, from Hoddle’s Grid to the cultural achievements that help put us on the world map. Celebrating the tales, spirit and sensibilities that make this metropolis, it charts the evolution of Melbourne through its music, art, literature, film, stories, transport, maps and people.

June 2015, $35.00



by Rochelle Siemienowicz

In this frank, compelling and beautifully written memoir, Rochelle Siemienowicz provides an intimate portrait of the last days of an open marriage.

Raised as devout Seventh-day Adventists, who believe that the end of the world is near and that premarital sex is a terrible sin, Eve and her husband marry young. Rebelling against their upbringing, and in an attempt to overcome problems in their relationship, they enter an agreement that has its own strict rules. But when Eve holidays alone in her hometown of Perth during a hot West Australian summer, she finds her body and heart floating free.

Fallen is a true tale of sex, love, religion and getting married too young – and about what it feels like when you can’t keep the promises you once sincerely made.

May 2015, $24.99


She's Having a Laugh

In She’s Having a Laugh, 25 of the funniest women in Australia write about life, love and laughter. Their stories are irreverent, intimate and – most of all – often hilarious. They reflect on why they became comedians, celebrate the funny women in their own lives, explore what’s different about the female funny bone, and take a look at the power of laughter for us all.

April 2015
, $29.99


Motherhood & Creativity

Edited by Rachel Power

Do women still confront the attitude that they have to choose between following their creative dreams and having children? In Motherhood & Creativity, some of Australia’s most respected actors, writers,
artists and musicians speak frankly about the wrench
between motherhood and their creative lives.

In these compelling, honest and insightful interviews, 22 women open up about the various
challenges and pleasures they’ve faced when combining motherhood with an undiminished passion for their creative work.

April 2015, $24.99


Believe in Yourself and Do What You Love

by Kate James

Kate James serves up 50 bite-sized tips on how to live a more fulfilling and fantastic life.

January 2015, $19.99


Parenting Teenagers

The Reach Foundation

Parenting Teenagers is a straight-talking and practical guide to supporting your kids through their teenage years. It provides all the information you’ll need, when you need it and without the fluff.

January 2015, $19.99


The Home Barista

by Simone Egger & Ruby Ashby Orr

Savvy, smart and beautifully illustrated, The Home Barista is the coffee-lover’s guide to becoming an expert, impressing your friends and getting a brilliant brew– all without even leaving home.

November 2014, $19.99


It Happened in a Holden

Edited by Paddy O'Reilly

The Holden rolled into our lives in 1948 and has been firmly rooted in the Australian psyche ever since. The FJ, the EH, the Torana, the Kingswood, the panel van, the Monaro, the ute – each car is like a tuning fork for eras of Australian family, city and bush life. Almost every Australian has a Holden story, and this book is packed with tales from all walks of Australian life. They are funny, brave, warm, sad and sometimes ridiculous.

Bruce Beresford • Jamie Whincup • Cate Kennedy • Father Bob Maguire • Kerry Greenwood • Shane Jacobson • Bev Brock • John Romeril • Anna Krien • Anson Cameron • Christine Nixon • Frankie J Holden • Tara June Winch • Peter Corris • Yassmin Abdel-Magied • Gary Poole • And many more

November 2014, $29.99


Adam Gilchrist The Man. The Cricketer. The Legend.

by Adam Gilchrist

Going in first or seventh, wearing whites or colours, Adam Gilchrist was the most exhilarating cricketer of the modern age.

This is the most complete, intimate and fascinating illustrated autobiography of ‘Gilly’, one of the most loved sportsmen of his generation.

Featuring personal photographs, stories and precious keepsakes from Gilchrist’s private life and illustrious career, this book provides unprecedented access to Gilly, on and off the field.

Peppered with anecdotes, reflections and jibes from friends, family and many of the biggest names in Australian and world cricket, this is the ultimate collection for sporting enthusiasts.

October 2014, $59.99


Flying on Broken Wings

by Carrie Bailee

A Journey of Unimaginable Betrayal, Resilience and Hope.

By Carrie Bailee

SOLD. She was nine years old.

Carrie Bailee fled Canada and came to Australia when she was twenty. Once here she was assisted by a number of Australian women, and was ultimately encouraged to apply for refugee status in order to stay in this country. So began her battle to be granted asylum in Australia. Carrie stood before the Refugee Review Tribunal and revealed the dark underbelly of child sexual abuse and organised crime rings in our privileged, first-world neighbourhoods.

This is the story of one young woman’s heroic journey to survive, escape and soar above her shocking childhood experiences, and her powerful struggle for freedom and a beautiful life in Australia.

October 2014, $29.99


Lesbian for a Year

by Brooke Hemphill

What happens when a young heterosexual woman wakes up one morning with a splitting hangover and a naked woman wrapped around her? She kisses goodbye to her unfulfilling and messy straight life in search of something more.

And so begins Brooke Hemphill’s year of dating women. From a lesbian reality show and wild Mardi Gras parties to an illicit affair and a broken heart, Brooke learns more than she bargained for about herself, her sexuality, and the nature of relationships and intimacy.

September 2014, $29.99


Three-Quarter Man

by Sam Bramham

Sam Bramham doesn’t let a disability slow him down, or quell his larrikin streak. He’s a force of nature, as famous for making mischief as for winning Paralympic medals in the pool.

Despite an ‘international incident’ or two, Sam was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for being an inspiration and role model.

With his competitive spirit still burning, Sam is on the road to Rio, determined to win gold for Australia in the first ever Paralympic triathlon.

August 2014, $29.99


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo

by Luke Ryan

A year-long regimen of chemotherapy and radiotherapy wasn’t quite what Luke Ryan had in mind when he turned twenty-two. Especially having been through the same rigmarole when he was eleven. Needless to say, Luke is eyeing off thirty-three warily. 

Clearly there’s only one course of action to take when you’ve been handed two life-threatening diagnoses in twenty-two years: comedy. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo is a warm-hearted and hilarious memoir from someone who has laughed in the face of more adversity than most of us will encounter in a lifetime.

July 2014, $29.99


A Revolution in the Making

by Guy Rundle

Just as you were getting comfortable with a digital world, here comes the material revolution, a transformation in the production and distribution of, well, everything. 3D printing has broken out of its limited industrial uses and landed on a million desktops. New materials, such as graphene, will make it possible to print out complex and durable machines at costs approaching zero.

Guy Rundle talks to the people at the frontline of this mind-boggling new world, and paints a vivid picture of how life will change as today’s emerging technologies become mainstream.

July 2014, $19.99



by Justin Heazlewood

Funemployed goes beyond the press releases and the hype to show what it’s really like to be a working artist in Australia.

Through candid interviews, brutal honesty and lacerating wit, Justin Heazlewood (aka The Bedroom Philosopher) provides a fascinating portrait of life in Australia for artists and aspiring artists alike.

Part confessional and part rogue self-help book, Funemployed is a wholly fascinating insight for everyone who appreciates the arts in Australia. The life of an artist in Australia, from cradle to Centrelink.

June 2014, $24.99


Run for Your Life

by Jill Jolliffe

Unwillingly given up by her birth mother and adopted into a violent household, Jill Jolliffe found the course of her life set before she even had time to choose.

She ran away as a teenager and has been running ever since. Jolliffe became a thorn in the establishment’s side and earned herself a hefty ASIO file. Following her instincts, she became a foreign correspondent – risking her life to report on Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor, exposing sex-trafficking rackets in Portugal and ducking bullets while covering a war in Angola.

June 2014, $29.99


Life to the Limit

by Bev Brock

At 22, Bev Brock dived into shallow water and broke
her neck. She was told she’d never walk freely again.
A few months later she was out dancing in a neck
brace, and playing basketball the day the brace came
off. Bev Brock does not break easily.

After enduring more than her fair share of ups and
downs – including the heartbreaking public separation
from racing-car legend Peter Brock, and the messy
legal battle that left her flat broke – Bev continues to
celebrate life with inimitable wit, warmth, honesty and

April 2014, $29.99


Bully for Them

edited by Fiona Scott-Norman

One of the most difficult things about being bullied is
the feeling that nobody else knows what it’s like.

Twenty-two of Australia’s most talented and successful people know exactly what it’s like.

March 2014, $24.99

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Changing Gears

by Greg Foyster

Greg Foyster quits his job in advertising and decides to live more simply. Looking for inspiration, he and his partner Sophie cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally) scouting out ideas. Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability, Changing Gears is a jaunty adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?

September 2013, $24.95


Out of Shape

by Mel Campbell

From corsets to skinny jeans, we have always fretted about our body shapes and why it’s so damn difficult to find a good fit. In this bold and entertaining book, Mel Campbell reveals how, when it comes to clothes and sizing, the past and present are cut from the same cloth.

June 2013, $24.95


Left Hand Drive

by Craig McGregor

Combining memoir, social commentary, and musings from his private notebooks, Left Hand Drive sees two-time Walkley Award winner Craig McGregor reflect on some of the most compelling and defining events of modern times.

May 2013, $24.95


A Flower Between the Cracks

by Helen Sage

When Helen’s daughter is involved in a catastrophic car accident, her life and the lives of her family are irrevocably changed.  

April 2013, $29.95


Come a Little Bit Closer

by Ian 'Peewee' Wilson

In this breezy and brilliant memoir, Peewee recalls the
highs and inimitable lows of life fronting Australia’s
iconic vocal group, The Delltones.

March 2013, $24.95


Joyful Strains

Kent MacCarter & Ali Lemer (Eds.)

Joyful Strains collects twenty-seven memoirs from writers describing their expatriation to Australia.

January 2013, $24.95


Peter Brock

by Beverley Brock

This extraordinary book celebrates the life of Peter Brock through his family and friends, personal collections of photos, memorabilia and personalised letters.

October 2012, $29.99



by Ginger Briggs

The remarkable true story of Andy, who spent his adolescence in institutions and foster homes, and his unique friendship with his carer, Mez.

August 2012, $24.95


The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries

by Justin Heazlewood

A collection of hilarious and melancholic reports from
Justin Heazlewood, aka The Bedroom Philosopher, and his wealth of experience as a touring Folkstar.

May 2012,

$19.99 Paperback

$9.95 eBook


The Boy and the Crocodile

The Boy and the Crocodile is the legend of East Timor, a parable about kindness, and a delightful children’s book illustrated by orphans from East Timor.

November 2011, $19.95


The Bogan Delusion

by David Nichols

Nothing defies cultured Australia's sense of itself more than the bogan. Part travelogue, part social critique, David Nichols explores the cultural and social landscape of Australia in 2011. But what is the idea of bogans really doing to us all?

June 2011, $9.95 eBook


1001 Australian Nights

by Dave Graney

Legendary rock showman Dave Graney takes us on a journey of self-discovery. Spanning three decades, this ain't no standard rock'n'roll trip; it's an education. This is Graney up close, out there and on his game.

April 2011, $29.95


Peace of Wall

by Chris Parkinson

The images and words adorning the walls of East Timor reflect the country's tumultuous history, precarious present and hopeful future. Foreword from Jose-Ramos Horta.

April 2010, $29.95


50 Reasons to Quit/Keep Smoking

by Fiona Scott-Norman

One book with two covers, 50 Reasons to Quit/Keep Smoking is an audacious attempt to tackle the touchy subject of smoking with humour and logic.

August 2009, $14.95


From Little Things, Big Things Grow

From Little Things Big Things Grow gives Gurindji children the opportunity to retell their story to a new generation, and is a collaboration embodying the spirit of the song.

November 2008