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  • SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK : A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
    SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK : A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
    MANSON MARK
    ISBN: 9781925483598
    Title: SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK : A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
    Author: MANSON MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    EVERYTHING WE'VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES IS WRONG. NOW SUPERSTAR BLOGGER MARK MANSON TELLS US WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT RIGHT.

    For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic research and the life experience that comes from breaking the rules, Mark Manson is ready to explode that myth. The key to a good life, according to Manson, is the understanding that 'sometimes shit is f*cked up and we have to live with it'. Manson says that instead of trying to turn lemons into lemonade, we should learn to stomach lemons better, and stop distracting ourselves from life's inevitable disappointments chasing 'shit' like money, success and possessions. It's time to re-calibrate our values and what it means to be happy: there are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, he says, so we need to figure out which ones really matter.

    From the writer whose blog draws two million readers a month and filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck is a welcome antidote to the 'let's-all-feel-good' mindset that has infected modern society.

    'Hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you're willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f*ckin better life.' Steve Kamb, bestselling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of nerdfitness.com

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • THIS IS MONET
    THIS IS MONET
    PAPPWORTH SARA
    ISBN: 9781780676234
    Title: THIS IS MONET
    Author: PAPPWORTH SARA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Claude Monet is best known as a leader of the Impressionists, his paintings defining the style that triggered a revolution in art. During the eighty-six years of his life, Monet never rested, and was always driven by the urge to paint. This book tells about Monet's work.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • UNCOLLECTED PLAYS OF SHAUN MICALLEF
    UNCOLLECTED PLAYS OF SHAUN MICALLEF
    MICALLEF SHAUN
    ISBN: 9781925712025
    Title: UNCOLLECTED PLAYS OF SHAUN MICALLEF
    Author: MICALLEF SHAUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    Shaun Micallef is without doubt Australia's premier comedian, writer, producer, presenter, host, actor, author, broadcaster, bon vivant, gadfly, troubadour, dancer, impresario, trick-cyclist, acrobat, lion tamer, poet and elite sportsman. But did you know that he is also an internationally renowned playwright? No? Typical. It's a stain on our national character that this doyen of theatre does not get anywhere near the credit he deserves or attention he craves in this country; mute testimony to Australia's cultural cringe and inveterate dumbness. From Broadway to the West End, his name is mentioned in the same breath as Mamet and Ray Cooney; and in the salons of Paris he is worshipped as a God.

    His plays, uncollected until now, are irrefutable proof that when it comes to listing the world's greatest dramatists, the name Micallef should be inserted in there somewhere. Even if you have never been to the theatre before, just holding this book in your hands as you are now will change your life forever. You'll laugh, you'll cry, your body will spasm convulsively - you may even be so moved that you will open the book and read it.

    Imprint: AFFIRM PRESS
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • UNDER DOGS
    UNDER DOGS
    BURBA ANDRIUS
    ISBN: 9781449492557
    Title: UNDER DOGS
    Author: BURBA ANDRIUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An adorable book of dog photography showing our furry friends from an unexpected perspective - from underneath.

    Imprint: ANDREWS MCMEEL
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • URBAN BOTANICS
    URBAN BOTANICS
    SIBLEY EMMA
    ISBN: 9781781316535
    Title: URBAN BOTANICS
    Author: SIBLEY EMMA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Driven by the beautiful artwork of Maaike Koster (illustrator and interior designer), alongside Emma Sibley's (founder of UK-based London Terrariums) text, this collection of stunning illustrations is accompanied by thoughtful information. Each plant is rendered in considered detail, facing a paragraph on its origins, care tips and any information about fellow species. The joy of these plants is that they are easy to maintain, and everyone has access to them - you no longer need to have a back garden to turn your hand to this green-fingered past time. Succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants are growing everywhere; in our homes, work places, bars and shops. Their ubiquity is adding interest, tranquillity and colour in every corner of our lives. Across 70 different plants, originating from every corner of the world, Maaike and Emma have collected a wide variety to tempt even the most timid of gardeners. For those with a full-time job along with everything else, Urban Botanics is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. Even if the closest you ever get to one of these plants is turning these pages, you will find much to admire and inspire in the striking illustrations. A must for lovers of art and verdant foliage alike.

    Imprint: AURUM PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • URBAN WOODSMAN : A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons Bowls and Boards
    URBAN WOODSMAN : A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons Bowls and Boards
    ISBN: 9780857833778
    Title: URBAN WOODSMAN : A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons Bowls and Boards
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book appeals to the modern man and woman looking for a creative outlet that will connect them to their environment, be they in the city or the countryside. The book begins by identifying certain wood types and trees and how to source local timber for free or next to nothing. Then Max discusses the basic tools and hand grips, and with step-by-step carving and cutting techniques you will soon be mastering the skills to make your own creations. Starting with eating spoons, cooking spoons and spatulas, you can move on to butter knives, coffee scoops and chopping boards - even small bowls can be mastered without using a lathe.

    And there is added advice on finishing your projects - how to sand, ebonise, scorch and texture the surface as well as waxing and oiling your new, beloved kitchen creations. All these projects are displayed and explained clearly so that, even if you are a craft or carving novice, you will succeed in creating something that can be passed down from generation to generation.

    Imprint: KYLE BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • WALKING IN THE RAIN : Setting Out on Two Feet can lead to Wonderful Journeys of the Mind
    WALKING IN THE RAIN : Setting Out on Two Feet can lead to Wonderful Journeys of the Mind
    DEPARTMENT STORE FOR THE MIND
    ISBN: 9781912023158
    Title: WALKING IN THE RAIN : Setting Out on Two Feet can lead to Wonderful Journeys of the Mind
    Author: DEPARTMENT STORE FOR THE MIND
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Getting lost and feeling found...

    'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.' - John Muir, John of the Mountains

    Walking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet.

    Within these pages, you will find stories from artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers who are inspired by the effect of pacing outdoors. You will hear of walks in the city, hikes through woods at dawn and epic adventures involving long journeys on foot. No matter the scale of the tale, the writer offers lessons they learned of a simple, human nature that we can all understand.

    In each chapter you will discover suggestions and ideas about how to create simple daily habits from the writer's thinking. In a world where so much of the noise around us suggests we are not good enough as we are, and that we must seek to change, these accounts try to do something different. They aim instead to invite a stroll into the complex pathways of the mind to discover the beauty of our own quirky individuality.

    Imprint: OCTOPUS
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • WHAT WOULD BOUDICCA DO?
    WHAT WOULD BOUDICCA DO?
    FOLEY ELIZABETH
    ISBN: 9780571340484
    Title: WHAT WOULD BOUDICCA DO?
    Author: FOLEY ELIZABETH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tired of your boss bropropriating your ideas and presenting them as his own?

    Wondering if the pursuit of having it all has in fact resulted in having not very much?

    It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history and conquer the sh*t show that is the modern world. It is time to turn to women like Mae West and Agatha Christie, Hypatia and Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Cixi.

    In this irreverent guide they will help you figure out how to cope with impostor syndrome, dispatch a love rat, stand up for yourself, get politically engaged, kill it at work, and trounce FoMo. What Would Boudicca Do? will make you fired-up and ready for anything.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WOMEN WHO READ ARE DANGEROUS
    WOMEN WHO READ ARE DANGEROUS
    BOLLMAN STEFAN
    ISBN: 9780789212566
    Title: WOMEN WHO READ ARE DANGEROUS
    Author: BOLLMAN STEFAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An elegant survey of more than 70 works of art featuring women reading throughout time.

    What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries? Stefan Bollmann's 'Women Who Read Are Dangerous' explores this popular subject in more than 70 artworks—drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints—by iconic artists such as Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper, Suzanne Valadon, August Sander, Rembrandt, and many more. As the book's provocative title indicates, a woman reading was once viewed as radical. In chapters, such as "Intimate Moments" and "The Search for Oneself," Bollmann profiles how a woman with a book was once seen as idle or suspect and how women have gained autonomy through reading over the years. Bollmann offers intelligent and engaging commentary on each work of art in 'Women Who Read Are Dangerous', telling us who the subject is, her relationship to the artist, and even what she is reading. With works ranging from a 1333 Annunciation painting of the angel Gabriel speaking to the Virgin Mary, book in hand, to twentieth-century works, such as a stunning photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses, this appealing survey provides a veritable slideshow of the many iterations of a woman and her book—a compelling subject to this day.

    Imprint: ABBEVILLE PRESS
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • WOMEN WHO WRITE ARE DANGEROUS
    WOMEN WHO WRITE ARE DANGEROUS
    BOLLMANN STEFAN
    ISBN: 9780789213174
    Title: WOMEN WHO WRITE ARE DANGEROUS
    Author: BOLLMANN STEFAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    From the best-selling author of Women Who Read Are Dangerous, here are portraits of vanguard women writers, past and present, from Austen to Woolf, and Anais Nin to Toni Morrison. For many women writers, merely pursuing their vocation constituted an act of resistance.

    In this book, best-selling author Stefan Bollman creates revealing one-page portraits of important women writers, from across genres and around the world, each paired with a beautiful photograph or painting. Here are canonical women writers, including Isak Dinesen, Beatrix Potter, and Sylvia Plath; living luminaries such as Toni Morrison, Isabelle Allende, and Arundhati Roy; and lesser-known but no less important women like Selma Lagerlof, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Irene Nemirovsky, author of the rediscovered Holocaust memoir Suite Francaise. Francine Prose contributes a foreword that explores the women's courage and talent.

    Imprint: ABBEVILLE PRESS
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • WRITERS AND THEIR CATS
    WRITERS AND THEIR CATS
    NASTASI ALISON
    ISBN: 9781452164571
    Title: WRITERS AND THEIR CATS
    Author: NASTASI ALISON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This follow-up to Artists and their Cats celebrates the special bond between celebrated writers and the cats who share their bookish worlds.

    Charming photographs and winsome anecdotes of 45 famous authors from the 20th and 21st centuries, all in adorable poses with their beloved feline friends, grace the pages of this giftable hardcover package.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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