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  • EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE : First Loves and Last Tales
    EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE : First Loves and Last Tales
    SACKS OLIVER
    ISBN: 9781509821808
    Title: EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE : First Loves and Last Tales
    Author: SACKS OLIVER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PUBLICATION DELAYED

    From the bestselling author of On Gratitude and On the Move.

    Beloved by readers for his neurological case histories and his fascination and familiarity with human behaviour at its most unexpected and unfamiliar, <i>Everything in Its Place </i>is a personal reflection of the myriad interests Oliver Sacks enjoyed in his lifetime – from his passion for ferns, swimming and cuttlefish, to his case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

    A celebration of Sacks himself as well as an astonishing glimpse into the mind of a man who has long been fascinated by the world around him and continues to fascinate his readers, Everything in Its Place, the second work of his to be published posthumously, is explored with Sacks’s characteristic compassion and told with erudition in his enduringly luminous prose.

    Imprint: Picador
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • EVERYTHING IS F*CKED : A Book About Hope
    EVERYTHING IS F*CKED : A Book About Hope
    MANSON MARK
    ISBN: 9780062955937
    Title: EVERYTHING IS F*CKED : A Book About Hope
    Author: MANSON MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

    We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness.

    What’s going on If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries.

    Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself.

    With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • F**K NO! : How to stop saying yes, when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to
    F**K NO! : How to stop saying yes, when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to
    KNIGHT SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787478176
    Title: F**K NO! : How to stop saying yes, when you can't, you shouldn't, or you just don't want to
    Author: KNIGHT SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensations THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F**K, GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER, YOU DO YOU, and CALM THE F**K DOWN.

    It is something that happens to most of us every day. You are up to your eyeballs in work/childcare/social commitments and someone asks you to do that little something that promises to be the proverbial last straw that broke the camel's back. 'No!' you think. But what do you hear coming out of your mouth? 'Yes, that's great, I'd love to do that.' Why? How on earth . . .?? Do not fret. Help is at hand.

    In this new no-f**ks-given guide, 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight is going to show you how to stop saying yes when you mean to say no. How to be polite but firm. How to get the message across (nicely) that you really mean it.

    Read this book and start taking charge of your time and your life.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • F*CK HAPPINESS : How the Science of Psychology ignores Women
    F*CK HAPPINESS : How the Science of Psychology ignores Women
    GORE ARIEL
    ISBN: 9781760641993
    Title: F*CK HAPPINESS : How the Science of Psychology ignores Women
    Author: GORE ARIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For readers of Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me and Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright Side comes a provocative, persuasive look at how and why women's desires are more complex than we are led to believe.

    Happiness has become big business. Books, psychologists, consultants and even governments promote scientific findings into the psychology of happiness and how it can apply to the individual and to the broader society. The problem is that almost all of this science is performed by and for straight white men. And some of the most vocal of these experts suggest that women can become happier by espousing traditional gender values and eschewing feminism.

    Sceptical of this hypothesis, Ariel Gore immersed herself in the optimism industrial complex, combing the research, reading the history, interviewing the thinkers, and exploring her own and her friends' personal experiences and desires. F*ck Happiness is a nuanced, thoughtful and inspiring account of what happiness means and to whom, how it has played a role in defining modern gender roles and power structures, and how we can all pursue joy in our lives.

    Imprint: NERO BOOKS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • FATHER HOOD : Inspiration for the New Dad Generation
    FATHER HOOD : Inspiration for the New Dad Generation
    BENEDICTUS / MACVEAN / MCUTCHEN
    ISBN: 9781760524920
    Title: FATHER HOOD : Inspiration for the New Dad Generation
    Author: BENEDICTUS / MACVEAN / MCUTCHEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'My dream as a dad would be for them to talk about me as a parent one day and say that he was always there. He played with us, he was present, he listened. He paid attention.' - Chris Hemsworth.

    Welcome to The Father Hood. Where we celebrate the growing tribe of hands-on dads who are discovering that becoming a father is the greatest opportunity a man can get to be better than he's ever been before; stronger, wiser, more driven and more compassionate. But there is no instruction manual or benchmark for fatherhood in modern life, aside from one golden rule: keep showing up.

    With a mix of celebrity interviews - from Chris Hemsworth, David Beckham, Osher Gunsberg and many more - as well as quotes and stats that capture the rise of the hands-on dad, The Father Hood is the guide to helping modern dads thrive and survive in the only job that really counts.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS
    FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS
    KING MADONNA
    ISBN: 9780733640209
    Title: FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS
    Author: KING MADONNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What do our girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their daughters? The bestselling author of BEING 14 now tackles the complicated father/daughter relationship.

    Award-winning journalist, author and commentator Madonna King has interviewed over five-hundred girls and many fathers, as well as leading psychologists, school principals, CEOs, police, guidance counsellors and neuroscientists, to get the answers all mothers, fathers and daughters need to know.

    Exploring a father's role in his daughter's life from a daughter's perspective as well as the father's, Madonna examines the key issues that arise to help families navigate the sometimes very difficult moments. This essential and insightful book reveals why daughters turn against their fathers, teen rebellion, discipline, sexual education, the impact of broken families, how much influence a father can/should have and what you can do to repair a broken relationship.

    FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS will give a voice to our girls, insight to our fathers and peace of mind to both.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • FEAR FACTOR : How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths and Everyone In-Between
    FEAR FACTOR : How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths and Everyone In-Between
    MARSH ABIGAIL
    ISBN: 9781472137814
    Title: FEAR FACTOR : How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths and Everyone In-Between
    Author: MARSH ABIGAIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PUBLICATION DELAYED

    A new popular science book exploring the cutting edge science explaining human altruism and psychopathy, how closely they can be mapped, and how the potential to be more compassionate and kind exists in all of us.

    Imprint: ROBINSON
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • FEMININE MYSTIQUE
    FEMININE MYSTIQUE
    FRIEDAN BETTY
    ISBN: 9780141192055
    Title: FEMININE MYSTIQUE
    Author: FRIEDAN BETTY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    This groundbreaking and life-changing work remains just as powerful, important and true as it was forty-five years ago, and is essential reading both as a historical document and as a study of women living in a man's world.

    When Betty Friedan produced The Feminine Mystique in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries' general malaise would shake up society. Victims of a false belief system, these women were following strict social convention by loyally conforming to the pretty image of the magazines, and found themselves forced to seek meaning in their lives only through a family and a home. Friedan's controversial book about these women - and every woman - would ultimately set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.
    This groundbreaking and life-changing work remains just as powerful, important and true as it was forty-five years ago, and is essential reading both as a historical document and as a study of women living in a man's world.

    Imprint: Penguin Modern Classics
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
    FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
    FORD CLEMENTINE
    ISBN: 9781760633400
    Title: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
    Author: FORD CLEMENTINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.

    Fight Like A Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • FIRST WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL : A New Story About Anxiety
    FIRST WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL : A New Story About Anxiety
    WILSON SARAH
    ISBN: 9781743535868
    Title: FIRST WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL : A New Story About Anxiety
    Author: WILSON SARAH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sarah Wilson - bestselling author and entrepreneur, intrepid solver of problems and investigator of how to live a better life - has helped over 1.2 million people across the world to quit sugar. She has also been an anxiety sufferer her whole life.

    In her new book, she directs her intense focus and fierce investigatory skills onto this lifetime companion of hers, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism her own experiences.

    Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission. Ultimately, she re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction, a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters.

    Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad sufferers of the world's most common mental illness to feel not just better about their condition, but delighted by the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • FLIP : Who You Really Are and Why It Matters
    FLIP : Who You Really Are and Why It Matters
    KRIPAL JEFFREY J
    ISBN: 9780141992563
    Title: FLIP : Who You Really Are and Why It Matters
    Author: KRIPAL JEFFREY J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth?

    The Flip shows us what happens when we realise that consciousness is fundamental to the cosmos and not some random evolutionary accident or surface cognitive illusion; that everything is alive, connected, and 'one'. We meet the people who have made this visionary, intuitive leap towards new forms of knowledge- Mark Twain's prophetic dreams, Marie Curie's s?ances, Einstein's cosmically attuned mind. But these forms of knowledge are not archaic; indeed, they are essential in a universe that has evolved specifically to be understandable by the consciousnesses we inhabit.

    The Flip peels back the layers of our beliefs about the world to reveal a visionary, new way of understanding ourselves and everything around us, with huge repercussions for how we live our lives. After all, once we have flipped, we understand that the cosmos is not just human. The human is also cosmic.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • FLOURISH
    FLOURISH
    SELIGMAN MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781864712988
    Title: FLOURISH
    Author: SELIGMAN MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Flourish: A new understanding of Life's Greatest Goals- and what it takes to reach them. In this groundbreaking book, now in a second format one of the world's foremost academic psychologists- and founder of the Positive Psychology movement- offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life. Eight years have passed since the publication of Dr Seligman's internationally bestselling Authentic Happiness. As a highly esteemed psychologist, Dr Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for over two decades, pioneering a science that improves people's lives. And now, with his most life-changing book yet, Flourish, he offers a new theory of individual satisfaction and global purpose. In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish, refines what Positive Psychology is all about and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action- innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula, with a case study of Geelong Grammar in particular: a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, Dr Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well being into our own lives.

    Imprint: William Heineman
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • FLOW : The Psychology of Happiness
    FLOW : The Psychology of Happiness
    CSIKSZENTMIHALYI MIHALY
    ISBN: 9780712657594
    Title: FLOW : The Psychology of Happiness
    Author: CSIKSZENTMIHALYI MIHALY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    This classic popular psychology title explains how, by altering our perspective, we can achieve happiness, dispel disharmony and enter a state of perfect equilibrium - a state of 'flow'

    What really makes people glad to be alive?

    What are the inner experiences that make life worthwhile?

    For more than two decades Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studied those states in which people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. His studies revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is 'flow' - a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to complete absorption in an activity and results in the achievement of a perfect state of happiness.

    Flow has become the classic work on happiness and a major contribution to contemporary psychology. It examines such timeless issues as the challenge of lifelong learning; family relationships; art, sport and sex as 'flow'; the pain of loneliness; optimal use of free time; and how to make our lives meaningful.

    Imprint: RIDER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FOUR ARCHETYPES
    FOUR ARCHETYPES
    JUNG CARL
    ISBN: 9780415304412
    Title: FOUR ARCHETYPES
    Author: JUNG CARL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The concept of the archetype is crucial to Jung's radical interpretation of the human mind. Jung believed that every person partakes of a universal or collective unconscious that persists through generations. The origins of the concept can be traced to his very first publication in 1902 and it remained central to his thought throughout his life. As well as explaining the theoretical background behind the idea, in Four Archetypes Jung describes the four archetypes that he considers fundamental to the psychological make-up of every individual: mother, rebirth, spirit and trickster. Exploring their role in myth, fairytale and scripture, Jung engages the reader in discoveries that challenge and enlighten the ways we perceive ourselves and others.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FREE WOMEN FREE MEN : Sex Gender Feminism
    FREE WOMEN FREE MEN : Sex Gender Feminism
    PAGLIA CAMILLE
    ISBN: 9781786892188
    Title: FREE WOMEN FREE MEN : Sex Gender Feminism
    Author: PAGLIA CAMILLE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the fiery intellectual provocateur - and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality - a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism and challenges us to build an alliance of strong women and strong men.

    Ever since the release of her seminal first book, Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism's most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she's asking if all men are obsolete, championing a more discerning standard of beauty that goes beyond plastic surgery's quest for eternal youth, lauding the liberating force of rock and roll, or demanding free and unfettered speech on university campuses and beyond, Paglia can always be counted on to get a discussion started.

    At once illuminating, witty, and inspiring, these essays are essential reading that affirm the power of men and women and what we can accomplish together.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • FRENCH ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
    FRENCH ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
    MIDAL FABRICE
    ISBN: 9781760529185
    Title: FRENCH ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
    Author: MIDAL FABRICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    It's time to stop giving a f*ck!

    Be calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... and that's an order!

    We hear these commands everywhere, and we often torture ourselves to 'try harder', yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stopped feeling guilty for not being perfect, and instead simply allowed ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to stop giving a f*ck, and just be.

    This international bestseller explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses-and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break.

    One of the world's leading teachers of meditation and mindfulness, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too-much, too-fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no to the things that don't fulfill us. It's necessary, in fact, to give ourselves a break and say, simply, 'F*ck it! C'est la vie'.

    The French Art of Not Giving a F*ck grants each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy. So we have room in our lives for the things that do.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
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