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A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their livesThough Anderson Cooper has al... read more

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
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Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader - now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. When people ask me why I still ha... read more

My Life on the Road
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSome people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family... read more

The Shepherd's Life - A Tale of the Lake District
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A compelling and beautifully written memoir about dark and shameful family secrets, and one young woman's pilgrimage to Australia to attempt to lay the past to rest. British journalist Cal Flyn was holidaying in her childhood ho... read more

Thicker Than Water
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Born in Somerset in 1957 to itinerant Scottish parents, Erwin James lost his mother when he was seven. Shipped from home to home and subject to the whims of various caregivers after his father turned to alcohol ... read more

Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness and Hope
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Arriving in Naples as a naive young intern at the American Consulate, Katherine is set up on a blind date - at least that's what she's expecting. Instead, Salvatore brings her home t... read more

Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from my Italian Mother-in-Law
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'I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which woul... read more

The Penguin Lessons
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Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds. An old baptismal card falling out of a book changed th... read more

Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea
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Jack Sutherland, the narrator and protagonist of this memoir has, you might say, led a charmed life in the face of seeming damnation. A confirmed alcoholic in his early teens, by his twenties he was PA and bodyguard to the... read more

Stars Cars and Crystal Meth
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Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies. 'My work as a filmmaker has taken me to some wild, dangerous plac... read more

Chasing Asylum
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In this powerful book, Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more

Until We are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran
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In May of 2012, Janine di Giovanni travelled to Syria, marking the beginning of a long relationship with the country, as she began reporting from both sides of the conflict, through its descent into blo... read more

The Morning They Came for Us Dispatches from Syria
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This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous chi... read more

Glass Castle
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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only... read more

Dear Lumpy: Letters to a Disobedient Daughter
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A hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices and one of its leading sociologists
In the old days, most people would find a decent person who lived in their village ... read more

Modern Romance
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The incredible, wild life ofPeterArno, the fabled cartoonist whose racy satire and bold visuals became the unforgiving mirror of his times and the foundation of the"New Yorker"cartoon. In ... read more

Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of the New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist
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"There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke" Edmund Bert, 1619 Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the co... read more

No Way but Gentlenesse
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This is what happened the year I met my other mother. In 1965, Robin, unmarried and pregnant, comes to Melbourne to give birth and give her baby up for adoption, then returns to Perth to resume her life having never seen her baby. Aft... read more

Heartlines
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When Leigh Hopkinson was a university student in Christchurch she worked at a succession of low-paying jobs that paid the rent and fit in around her degree. None of them fit so well, however, as stripping. She figured it couldn't... read more

Two Decades Naked
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Powerfully evocative, Coates recalls life of struggle on the edge of chaos, and what is was like to be a young black man in desperate times. Ta Nehisi grew up in 1980s Baltimore when the city was on the verge of chao... read more

The Beautiful Struggle - A Memoir
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