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  • NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743791714
    Title: NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    New York: Through a Fashion Eye is an illustrated guide to one of the world's most-loved fashion cities by one of the world's most-loved fashion illustrators.

    Let Megan Hess take you on an adventure through New York, showing you the hottest places to eat, sleep and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style.

    Featuring fashion-themed restaurants, hotels and sites to visit, as well as Megan's favourite places to shop, this is a must-have insider's guide to New York for any fashion lover.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PLEASURE TO BE HERE : The Best of Clarke and Dawe 1989 - 2017
    PLEASURE TO BE HERE : The Best of Clarke and Dawe 1989 - 2017
    CLARKE JOHN
    ISBN: 9781925773248
    Title: PLEASURE TO BE HERE : The Best of Clarke and Dawe 1989 - 2017
    Author: CLARKE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Introduced by Bryan Dawe, A Pleasure to Be Here is the collected transcripts of the greatest television interviews Australia has seen since, well, Mike Moore.

    A hilarious collection of interviews discussing the highs and lows in the public and political life of Australia over the past three decades. Drawn from John Clarke's and Bryan Dawe's weekly broadcasts, these timelessly funny scripts will delight readers as they revisit the scandals and stuff-ups of our lifetimes. Politics was never so preposterous. All the old favourites are here- Bob Hawke, Margaret Thatcher, Bob Collins ('the front fell off'), Paul Keating, Alan Bond, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg (I Know This to be True): On Equality, Determination & Service
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (I Know This to be True): On Equality, Determination & Service
    BLACKWELL, GEOFF
    ISBN: 9781922351005
    Title: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (I Know This to be True): On Equality, Determination & Service
    Author: BLACKWELL, GEOFF
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2017 NEW RELEASE


    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $17.99
    Price: $17.99
  • SH*T TOWNS OF AUSTRALIA
    SH*T TOWNS OF AUSTRALIA
    ISBN: 9781988547244
    Title: SH*T TOWNS OF AUSTRALIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From dusty desert sh*tholes to free-range bogan breeding grounds, to the bin-chicken playgrounds of our megacities, Sh*t Towns of Australia is a guide to the concrete, fibro and methamphetamine wastelands that we like to call home.

    From Coober Pedy to Canberra, from Ballarat to Broken Hill, from Logan to Launceston, Sh*t Towns takes us through the veritable f*ck-tonne of crappy towns and cities that make up the 'Lucky Country' - profiling all the best places not to visit or, heaven forbid, live.

    The sixty towns and cities reviewed in this volume have been carefully selected using an exacting set of scientific criteria developed at the prestigious University of Nimbin, combined with extensive field research, a desire to offend, and where possible a sense of humour.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    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
  • TAO OF POOH
    TAO OF POOH
    HOFF BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9781405293785
    Title: TAO OF POOH
    Author: HOFF BENJAMIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Tao of Pooh. The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!

    Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain Way about him, a way of doing things which has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism.

    While Eeyore frets... and Piglet hesitates... and Owl pontificates... Pooh just is.

    The Tao of Pooh is a philosophical study of Winnie-the-Pooh that demonstrates that the ancient wisdom of the Tao courses its way through this delightful book in a most mysterious way.

    Imprint: EGMONT BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • TAO OF POOH AND THE TE OF PIGLET
    TAO OF POOH AND THE TE OF PIGLET
    HOFF BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9781405293778
    Title: TAO OF POOH AND THE TE OF PIGLET
    Author: HOFF BENJAMIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal."

    Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "It is because you are a very small animal that you will be useful in the adventure before us."

    Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. And as for Piglet, he embodies the very important principle of Te, meaning Virtue of the Small. Benjamin Hoff's explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy but something that you can use, here and now.

    An utterly unique book which makes complex concepts accessible with a little help from Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh may be a Bear of Very Little Brain but there are lessons to be learned from his approach to life. Beautifully illustrated by E H Shepard.

    Imprint: Egmont Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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
  • WHEN YOU KANT FIGURE IT OUT ASK A PHILOSOPHER
    WHEN YOU KANT FIGURE IT OUT ASK A PHILOSOPHER
    ROBERT MARIE
    ISBN: 9781760890117
    Title: WHEN YOU KANT FIGURE IT OUT ASK A PHILOSOPHER
    Author: ROBERT MARIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How can Kant comfort you when you get dumped via text message? How can Aristotle cure your hangover? How can Heidegger make you feel better when your dog dies?


    When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher explains how pearls of wisdom from the greatest Western philosophers can help us face and make light of some of the daily challenges of modern life. In twelve clever, accessible chapters, you'll get advice from Epicurus about how to disconnect from constant news alerts and social media updates, Nietzsche's take on getting in shape, John Stuart Mill's tips for handling bad birthday presents, and many other ancient pearls of wisdom to help you navigate life today.

    Hilarious, practical, and edifying, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher brings the best thinkers of the past into the 21st Century to help us all make sense of a chaotic new world.

    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
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