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            Impossible: My Story
             

            Impossible: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Stan

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            For the first time, the incomparable R&B superstar Stan Walker tells his story of hurt, hope and courage. After definitively winning the 2009 season of Australian Idol at the age of 19, R&B sensation Stan Walker's career went from strength to strength. His first album, Introducin...g Stan Walker, went platinum in Australia and triple platinum in New Zealand; his second; From the Inside Out, debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Charts and number two on the ARIA charts. He's won multiple New Zealand Music Awards, been a judge on The X Factor NZ, and played starring roles in films Mt Zion and Born to Dance. Yet few knew what he had had to overcome reach these dizzying heights. Before Australian Idol, Walker had survived a childhood marred with poverty, domestic violence and sexual abuse; dabbled in crime and drug use; and suffered his own personal tragedy. For the first time, he speaks candidly about his rags-to-riches story - and the trials and tribulations he's had to deal with since. The trans-Tasman R&B superstar's raw and open memoir is a lesson that no matter how many setbacks, no matter the odds, you will succeed if you have the courage and belief to do so.
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            ISBN 9781775541479
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

            Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Paperback)

            By Noah, Trevor

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            One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars ('SLICK, INTELLIGENT AND BLISSFULLY FUNNY' Time Out) tells his hilarious and moving coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

            ISBN 9781473635302
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2017
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            Loud

            Loud (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Tana

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            A life in rock 'n' roll by the world's first female roadie. At just 16, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she went on to work for Santana, Neil Diamond and Suzi... Quatro, before heading to the UK then the US, working for a who's who of bands and artists, including Status Quo, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, INXS, The Who, The Runaways, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam, Ice-T and Ice Cube, eventually moving from lighting and stage production into tour management and logistics. This is rock 'n' roll like you've never seen it before, written in her own words by the woman recognised as the first female roadie in the world.
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            ISBN 9780733340901
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the worldgoes dark
             

            Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the worldgoes dark (Hardback)

            By Baird, Julia

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            A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. Over the last dec...ade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them? And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most - finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril - how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light - a light to ward off the darkness? Absorbing, achingly beautiful, inspiring and deeply moving, Julia Baird has written exactly the book we need for these times.
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            ISBN 9781460757154
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Year at the Chateau: As seen on the hit Channel 4 show

            A Year at the Chateau: As seen on the hit Channel 4 show (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Strawbridge, Dick; Strawbridge, Angel

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            The charming, inspiring and remarkable full story of Dick and Angel Strawbridge's first year at the Chateau de la Motte Husson.

            ISBN 9781841884622
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Greenlights: Raucous stories and outlaw wisdom from the Academy Award-winning actor

            Greenlights: Raucous stories and outlaw wisdom from the Academy Award-winning actor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McConaughey, Matthew

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            From the Academy Award (R)-winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

            ISBN 9781472283535
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story

            Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By DK; Foreword by Paige, Elaine

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            Immerse yourself in the world of musicals, and fall in love all over again with the songs, stories, characters, and legendary stars from every era. From Show Boat and The Wizard of Oz to Les Miserables and Hamilton, discover the story of musical theatre and film and see the world...'s best-loved musicals brought to life. This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect gift for musical fans everywhere, covering the complete history of the genre, from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots, and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals, go backstage to find out more about choreography and set and costume design, and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Experience all the excitement of a trip to the theatre with Musicals: The Definitive Visual Guide - a showstopping, visual celebration.
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            ISBN 9780241437537
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            My Year Of Living Vulnerably

            My Year Of Living Vulnerably (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morton, Rick

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            This is a book about love. In early 2019, Rick Morton, author of acclaimed, bestselling memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt, was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - which, as he says, is just a fancy way of saying that one of the people who should have loved him ...the most during childhood didn't. So, over the course of twelve months, he went on a journey to rediscover love. To get better. Not cured, not fixed. Just, better. This is a book about his journey to betterness, his year of living vulnerably. It's a book about love. What love is, how we see it, what forms it takes, how we practice it in our lives, what it means to us, and how we really, really can't live without it, even if, like Rick for many years, we think we can. As he says: 'People think they want cars, and they will, to get to jobs and appointments in cities and regions where public transport has failed them. But what gets them into those cars, out of the house, out of bed for God's sake, is love.' Praise for A Hundred Years of Dirt 'Morton mines questions that most of us feel too exhausted even to glance at. How did we get to be ourselves, and is it possible to change? And how can we begin to understand others who might seem like aliens? Morton is fresh...He's brilliant.' Helen Elliott, The Monthly 'Dark and provocative ... it's a reminder that this is a funny book and its author is a funny man. As Geordie Williamson notes in his review on this page, that sense of humour lifts this book above and beyond what it could have been: a human tragedy. It still is that. It's one of the saddest books I have read in a while, and one of the most honest .... I think this book should be read by every Australian.' Stephen Romei, The Australian 'Morton is a crack storyteller and his words and stories are infused with genuine compassion.' Christos Tsiolkas
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            ISBN 9781460759110
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Unfinished

            Unfinished (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jonas, Priyanka Chopra

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            Pre-order now, the thoughtful and revealing memoir from one of the world's most recognisable women, renowned for her bold risk-taking, multiculturalism, and activism. I am a product of traditional India and its ancient wisdom, and modern India and its urban bustle. My upbringing ...was always an amalgamation of the two Indias, and, just as much, of East and West. Unfinished takes readers from Priyanka's childhood in India, where she was raised by her grandparents and her parents-two army doctors committed not only to their children but to their careers and to philanthropy-before being sent away to boarding school at an early age; through her formative teenage years in the U.S. living with extended family in the Midwest (Cedar Rapids and Indianapolis), Queens, and suburban Boston, where she endured bouts of racism; to her return to India, where she unexpectedly won the national and global beauty pageants (Miss India and Miss World) that launched her acting career. Readers looking for a glimpse into what it takes to succeed in the massive Indian film industry will find it here, and they'll also find an honest account of the challenges Priyanka faced navigating her career, both in India and Hollywood. The result is a book that is warm, funny, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Just like Priyanka herself. From her dual-continent twenty-year-long career as an actor and producer to her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, from losing her beloved father to cancer to marrying Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas's story will inspire a generation around the world to gather their courage, embrace their ambition, and commit to the hard work of following their dreams.
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            ISBN 9780241511435
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood

            Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rees, Jasper

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            Written with approval of the help of her family and closest friends - including Julie Walters, Dawn French, Celia Imrie and many others - this is the definitive authorised biography of one of Britain's most talented and loved entertainers: Victoria Wood.

            ISBN 9781409184102
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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