One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil
by Paul Carter
At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Was he f**k! With his manic life left ...
Love, Life and Recipes
by Jane Webster
'When we found this run-down château of Bosgouet, we'd been dreaming of buying a house in France for some time. We'd become obsessed with the idea of living in the French countryside, of learning a new language and traditions, and of giving our ...
by Sally Nielsen
Sally Nielsen is a wedding planner, whose own wedding plans were turned upside down when her fiance suffered a catastrophic stroke, leaving him completely dependent on her and his family for all his needs. When others said she should put him in a ...
by Ian Parkes
At sixteen, Ian Parkes left home in Perth to start work as a jackeroo on a merino stud in the South Australian outback, and the adventure of a lifetime. It was the early 1950s, Australia was riding on the sheep's back, the pastoralist was king ...
Public Life, Private Demons
by Andrew Robb
Andrew Robb's battle with the black dog has touched a chord with many Australians. His memoir explores the challenges of managing depression, political ambition and life in the Liberal Party. Robb's career has been devoted to the Liberal cause - ...
An Autobiographical Account of Stolen Generations
by Deborah Dickman & Heather Vicenti
Too Many Tears gives a sad but clear account of the loss of identity felt by a half-caste infant removed by Native Welfare from her desert tribe to a mission farm only to have her own children removed by Child Welfare a generation later.
by Carolyn Shine
Sydney-based musician Carolyn Shine moves to Hanoi virtually on a whim, expecting to find romance and available culture. She's in for some big surprises. Funny, warm and engaging, her travel memoir introduces us to a cast of memorable Vietnamese ...
by Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks grew up in East Gippsland, a country boy with a yen for drawing and observation of the life around him. He became an acknowledged master of the picture-book form, winning acclaim both nationally and internationally for classics such as ...
by Tim Baker
All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren song of the ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances - as family, career and provider commitments overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you ...
by Joanna Fincham
Joanna Fincham appeared on the hit reality TV show, The Farmer Wants A Wife in 2008. She was a 30-year-old Melbourne photographer who loved city life and had never spent any time in the country. But when she met Farmer Rob, they instantly fell in ...
by Marlena de Blasi
The renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the best-selling international author and 'the woman with the fairytale life' needs to find time and space to finish a book. Lured by the offer of a simple stone cottage in the ...
A Memoir of Love, Fear and Art
by Bev Aisbett
Bestselling author Bev Aisbett's no-nonsense text, combined with her insightful cartoon images, have reassured countless people seeking help for anxiety. Now, she reveals the deep spirit that lies behind these deceptively simple books.
by Glenn Orgias
'I caught a wave and paddled back out. I was just inside the crowd when I ducked a small wave and it left white water boiling around me. A lump of swell came from the north. It reared as it approached the sand bank. I changed direction, and ...
Chronicles and Confessions of an Australian Artist
by Ian Britain
At age fourteen, Donald Friend declared: "Have done quite a lot of painting lately, and have made up my mind that I shall be an artist. And I shall be famous!" Friend achieved his aim. He also left behind more than two million words of brilliant, ...
An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour
by Rachel Shukert
<p>When she lands a coveted nonpaying, nonspeaking role in a play going on a European tour, Rachel Shukert--with a brand-new degree in acting from NYU and no money--finally scores her big break. And, after a fluke at customs in Vienna, she gets ...
The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher
by William Zinsser
<p>William Zinsser's classic bestseller, On Writing Well, has inspired three generations of writers, journalists and students. In Writing Places, he delightfully recalls the many colorful and amusing locations where he has worked and ...
How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul
by Dave Bruno
In 2008, average, ordinary family guy Dave Bruno decided to winnow down everything he owned to merely 100 things and to unhook himself from the intravenous drip of consumerism that seemed to be fueling his life. Media around the world started ...
A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship
by Alana Stewart
Alana Stewart and Farrah Fawcett were inseparable since they first met in the 1970s. Over the course of 30 years, they supported each other through the trials of Hollywood life, raised their families together, and remained as close as two friends ...
by Sammy Hagar
<p>Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo.This is the life of Sammy Hagar.<p>For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the ...
The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row
by Jarvis Jay Masters
In 1990, then-23-year-old African-American Jarvis was sentenced to death in the state of California. Using the only instrument available to him--a ball-point pen filler--Jarvis has written an astounding memoir that is a testament to the tenacity ...