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  • WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST : A FEMINIST MANIFESTO
    WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST : A FEMINIST MANIFESTO
    CRISPIN JESSA
    ISBN: 9781863959056
    Title: WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST : A FEMINIST MANIFESTO
    Author: CRISPIN JESSA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jessa Crispin, cultural critic and founder of Bookslut, offers a brilliant rejection of contemporary feminism—and demands something better.

    Somewhere along the way, Jessa Crispin argues, the feminist movement sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, she demands more.

    Why I Am Not A Feminist is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WHY MINDFULNESS IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE : YOUR GUIDE TO INNER PEACE
    WHY MINDFULNESS IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE : YOUR GUIDE TO INNER PEACE
    MICHIE DAVID
    ISBN: 9781743319130
    Title: WHY MINDFULNESS IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE : YOUR GUIDE TO INNER PEACE
    Author: MICHIE DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mindfulness practice can help you reduce stress, improve performance, manage pain and increase wellbeing. These are the reasons why elite athletes, performing artists and business leaders are taking up the practice, and why it is being introduced into the world's most successful companies, banks, business schools - even the US Army. David Michie introduces mindfulness practice and offers innovative solutions to common obstacles. Drawing on ancient Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, he also takes us beyond 'mindfulness lite,' offering lucid instructions on how to experience the pristine nature of one's own consciousness directly - an encounter that is truly life-changing. Written with warmth and good humour, Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate is the ultimate guide to self-discovery. It will make chocolate taste better too!

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • WISDOM OF A MEANINGFUL LIFE : THE ESSENCE OF MINDFULNESS
    WISDOM OF A MEANINGFUL LIFE : THE ESSENCE OF MINDFULNESS
    BRUNA JOHN
    ISBN: 9781942094180
    Title: WISDOM OF A MEANINGFUL LIFE : THE ESSENCE OF MINDFULNESS
    Author: BRUNA JOHN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness provides readers with accessible wisdom and practical methods to cultivate deeper satisfaction and contentment deeper satisfaction in every day experiences.

    The real source of genuine happiness, in contrast to stimulus driven pleasure, is living a life of meaning that aligns with one's primary values. It identifies the common traps that people fall into looking for happiness that actually create stress, worries and fears, offering authentic mindfulness-based solutions to counteract them.

    The increasing popularity of mindfulness in the US mainstream has unfortunately produced a wide variety of teachings and programs that water-down and misunderstand this important philosophy and approach to living.

    Mindfulness is often reduced to concentration exercises and a simplistic definition of being aware of the present moment. In nearly all secular presentations of mindfulness, it is taken out of the rich context of the Three Higher Trainings (ethics, concentration and wisdom) of Buddhism in which it was originally taught.

    The unique feature of this book is that it is able maintain the substance of the entire teaching as a program that accessible to people of all spiritual traditions or no spiritual tradition.

    Imprint: -
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WOMEN AND POWER : A Manifesto
    WOMEN AND POWER : A Manifesto
    BEARD MARY
    ISBN: 9781788160605
    Title: WOMEN AND POWER : A Manifesto
    Author: BEARD MARY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on Twitter. Britain's best known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit she shows how history has treated powerful women. With examples ranging from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Elizabeth Warren, Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, how we look at women who exercise power, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. With personal reflections on her own experiences of sexism online and the gendered violence she has endured as a woman in the public eye, Mary asks: if women aren't perceived to be fully within the structures of power, isn't it power that we need to redefine?

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES
    WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES
    ESTES CLARISSA PINKOLA
    ISBN: 9781846041099
    Title: WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES
    Author: ESTES CLARISSA PINKOLA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women Who Run With The Wolves isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom and love. An oracle from one who knows.' Alice Walker

    In the classic Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women their creativity, energy and power. For centuries, the 'wild woman' has been repressed by a male-orientated value system which trivialises women's emotions. Using a combination of time-honoured stories and contemporary casework, Estes reveals that the 'wild woman' in us is innately healthy, passionate and wise.

    Thoughtfully written and compelling in its arguments, Women Who Run With The Wolves gives readers a new sense of direction, a self confidence and purpose in their lives.

    Imprint: RIDER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • WOMENS STUFF
    WOMENS STUFF
    COOKE KAZ
    ISBN: 9780670073696
    Title: WOMENS STUFF
    Author: COOKE KAZ
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whether you're starting or ending a relationship, a friend has found a lump in her breast, you're in debt, your partner's lost interest in sex or you don't know whether to believe the moisturiser label, Women's Stuff is your must-have guide, from leaving school to menopause and beyond. It's a best friend in book form, a complete guide to how to get your life together and face any challenge at any age. It's also the ultimate fib detector - Kaz has sifted the facts and tested the claims, exposing the lies women are told about cosmetics, other products and their health, and explaining which info you can trust and how to find the truth about everything. It covers the practical side of life, including work, money and homemaking, as well as getting to know and make friends with your body, family, mental and physical health, and sex and relationships.

    Three years in preparation, this guide book to making the most of yourself and your life includes the quotes and comments of more than 7000 women from all over the world, sharing their innermost thoughts on everything from sex to housework, drinking problems and hopes for the future. Providing info at your fingertips,

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • WONDER DOWN UNDER : A User's Guide to the Vagina
    WONDER DOWN UNDER : A User's Guide to the Vagina
    BROCHMANN NINA
    ISBN: 9781473666900
    Title: WONDER DOWN UNDER : A User's Guide to the Vagina
    Author: BROCHMANN NINA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2018 NEW RELEASE

    You might have thought you knew your own genitals? Think again!

    THE WONDER DOWN UNDER explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a "normal" vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life.

    Medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl draw on their medical expertise to bring vagina enlightenment to the world. Their no-nonsense approach, written with great humour, makes this a must-read for women (and men!) of all ages.

    Say goodbye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding female anatomy, this is a timely and empowering book that will inspire women to make informed choices about their sexual health.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    GOLEMAN DANIEL
    ISBN: 9780747543848
    Title: WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    Author: GOLEMAN DANIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Drawing on unparalleled access to business leaders around the world and the thorough research that is his trademark, Goleman demonstrates that emotional intelligence matters twice as much as cognitive abilities such as IQ or technical expertise. And the impact of emotional intelligence is greater at the top of the leadership pyramid. The good news is that these crucial skills can be learned. Goleman analyses both the inner abilities that enable us to manage ourselves - ranging from self-awareness to motivation - and essential social strengths such as influence, conflict management and team-building. He vividly illustrates these strengths and the lack of them in some of the top corporations in the world today. And he creates a blueprint for the 'emotionally intelligent organisation' that will shape training for years to come.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • YES BRAIN CHILD : Help Your Child be More Resilient, Independent and Creative
    YES BRAIN CHILD : Help Your Child be More Resilient, Independent and Creative
    SIEGEL DANIEL J
    ISBN: 9781471167874
    Title: YES BRAIN CHILD : Help Your Child be More Resilient, Independent and Creative
    Author: SIEGEL DANIEL J
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Children can often act out or shut down when faced with a setback or a tricky issue like homework, food or screen time. This is what acclaimed parenting experts Dr Siegel and Dr Bryson call the ‘No Brain’ response. But you can help your child develop the ability to cope, solve their own problems and thrive by nurturing their ‘Yes Brain’.

    Drawing on their successful work with thousands of parents and children from all backgrounds, Dr Siegel and Dr Bryson provide the advice, tools and activities to help parents with children of all ages.
    This is what the ‘Yes Brain’ approach looks like in action:

    *A 5-year-old boy thinks about his first day at school and says, ‘I’m nervous but I’ll give it a try.’

    *An 8 year-old girl says, ‘I’d like to join the football team, even though none of my friends like football.’

    *A 14 year-old boy looks at a test he’s earned a D- for and says, ‘That’s not the mark I wanted but it’s not the end of the world. I’ll ask the teacher how I can improve.’

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • YOU DO YOU
    YOU DO YOU
    KNIGHT SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787470422
    Title: YOU DO YOU
    Author: KNIGHT SARAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, our favourite 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight unleashed the power of saying no. In Get Your Sh*t Together, she prioritised the sh*t you need and want to do so you can achieve your hopes and dreams. Now she's back, doubling down on your happiness with her latest message: You Do You.

    Being yourself should be the easiest thing in the world. Yet instead of leaning in to who we are, we fight it, listening too closely to what society tells us. You Do You helps you shake off those expectations, say f**k perfect, start looking out for number one and keep on with your badass self. From career and finances to relationships and family, lifestyle and health, Sarah Knight rips up the rulebook.

    Writing about her mistakes and embarrassments in her own personal quest to 'do me' - because nobody gets everything right all day, every day - Sarah Knight shows why you can and should f**k up and teaches you to let yourself off the hook, bounce back and keep standing tall.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND : Unravelling the Greatest Mystery of the Human Brain
    YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND : Unravelling the Greatest Mystery of the Human Brain
    ISBN: 9781473629622
    Title: YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND : Unravelling the Greatest Mystery of the Human Brain
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A voyage through the mind to discover what consciousness really is, and what we can learn when it goes awry.

    What is this strange mental world that seems so essential to being human? The conscious mind brings together sensations, perceptions, thoughts and memories to generate the seamless movie of a person's life. It makes us aware of the world around us and our own self. How all this emerges from a kilogram of brain cells is one of the greatest unanswered questions.

    In OUR BEAUTIFUL MINDS leading brain scientists and New Scientist take you on a journey through the mind to discover what consciousness really is, and what we can learn when it goes awry. Find out if we will ever build conscious machines, what animal consciousness can tell us about being human and explore the enigma of free will.

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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