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  • WOMENS WORK : A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege
    WOMENS WORK : A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege
    STACK MEGAN K
    ISBN: 9781925849073
    Title: WOMENS WORK : A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege
    Author: STACK MEGAN K
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After her first book was published to acclaim, journalist Megan K. Stack got pregnant and quit her job to write. She pictured herself pen in hand while the baby napped, but instead found herself traumatised by a difficult birth and shell-shocked by the start of motherhood.

    Living abroad provided her with access to affordable domestic labour, and, sure enough, hiring a nanny gave her back the ability to work. At first, Megan thought she had little in common with the women she hired. They were important to her because they made her free. She wanted them to be happy, but she didn't want to know the details of their lives. That didn't work for long.

    When Pooja, an Indian nanny who had been absorbed into the family, disappeared one night with no explanation, Megan was forced to confront the truth- these women were not replaceable, and her life had become inextricably intertwined with theirs. She set off on a journey to find out where they really come from and understand the global and personal implications of wages paid, services received, and emotional boundaries drawn in the home. As she writes herself- 'Somebody should investigate. Somebody should write about all of this. But this is my life. If I investigate, I must stand for examination. If I interrogate, I'll be the one who has to answer.'

    Imprint: Scribe Publications
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • WORRY PROOFING YOU ANXIOUS CHILD
    WORRY PROOFING YOU ANXIOUS CHILD
    AISBETT BEV
    ISBN: 9781460757192
    Title: WORRY PROOFING YOU ANXIOUS CHILD
    Author: AISBETT BEV
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the best-selling author of Living with IT and Taming the Black Dog comes a practical guide for parents of anxious children.

    If your child is too often: clingy, seeks reassurance, invents illnesses, avoids interactions, avoids trying new things, becomes emotional over minor upsets, is afraid to sleep alone, is reluctant to go to school or is scared of numerous things ... then anxiety could be an issue for them.

    Commonly, a child experiencing anxiety doubts themselves, lacks confidence and becomes easily overwhelmed. So how do you best help them?From Australia's bestselling anxiety expert, Bev Aisbett, comes Worry-Proofing Your Anxious Child, a calm, clear, commonsense and above all reassuring guide to help parents (and teachers) of anxious children. Filled with simple explanations and practical advice, this informative guide will assist everyone in helping an anxious child overcome their anxieties.

    Bev Aisbett is Australia's leading author in books around managing anxiety. In 1993, after recovering from severe anxiety and depression herself, Bev turned to her artistic talents to create the first of her ground-breaking illustrated self-help books Living with IT: A Survivor's Guide to Panic Attacks, which rapidly became a national bestseller, with over 200,000 copies sold. In 2013, HarperCollins published the fully revised and updated 20th anniversary edition of this classic book.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • YES TO LIFE IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING
    YES TO LIFE IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING
    FRANKL VIKTOR E
    ISBN: 9781846046360
    Title: YES TO LIFE IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING
    Author: FRANKL VIKTOR E
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Extraordinary uncovered work by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man's Search For Meaning

    Eleven months after his liberation from Auschwitz, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychologist, who was to become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity.

    Published for the very first time, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim 'Live as if you were living for the second time', and unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis also includes an opportunity. Despite the unspeakable horrors in the camp, Frankl learnt from his fellow inmates that it is always possible to say 'yes to life', - a profound and timeless lesson for us all.


    Imprint: RIDER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • YOU DO YOU
    YOU DO YOU
    KNIGHT SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787470422
    Title: YOU DO YOU
    Author: KNIGHT SARAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
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