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            Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly

            Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Connolly, Billy

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            Outrageously funny story-telling from the nation's favourite comedian. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the 'Best of Billy Connolly'. 'One of stand-ups great naturals. No one told a story better.' Guardian

            ISBN 9781529361346
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            The Man in the Red Coat

            The Man in the Red Coat (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Julian

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            The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the French Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time.

            ISBN 9781787332164
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

            Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flea

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            Iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

            ISBN 9781472230829
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep

            Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep (Hardback)

            By Carlson, Erin

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            A captivating and inspiring portrait of legendary actress Meryl Streep and her work, Queen Meryl explores the fearless icon's trailblazing roles in film, her feminist activism and the indelible mark she's left on pop culture.

            ISBN 9780316485272
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television

            Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Theroux, Louis

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            A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, taking us on a weird and wonderful journey through two decades of groundbreaking television.

            ISBN 9781509880386
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Janis: Her Life and Music

            Janis: Her Life and Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By George-Warren, Holly

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            It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the `creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon? Janis' parents doted on her and promoted her early talent for art. But the a...rrival of a brother shattered the bond she had with her intellectual maverick of a father, an oil engineer. And her own maverick instincts alienated her from her socially conformist mother. That break with her parents, along with the rejection of her high school peers, who disapproved of her beatnik look and racially progressive views, and wrongly assumed she was sexually promiscuous, cemented her sense of herself as an outcast. She found her tribe with a group of offbeat young men a year ahead of her, who loved her intellectual curiosity, her passion for conversation, and her adventurous search for the blues. Although she never stopped craving the approval of her parents and hometown, she left Port Arthur at seventeen determined to prove she could be loved. She tried college twice, and dropped out both times. She ran off to California, but came back when her heavy drug use scared her into it. She almost signed up for a life as a domesticated, hang-the-curtains wife. But instead, during a second stint on the West Coast, she launched a career that would see her crowned the queen of rock and roll. What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.
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            ISBN 9781471189999
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando

            The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando (Hardback)

            By Mann, William J.

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            An award-winning film biographer presents a deeply textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest movie actor of the 20th century, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his extraordinarily complex life into view as never before.

            ISBN 9780062427649
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Open Book
             

            Open Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Simpson, Jessica

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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            Jessica Simpson has lived most of her life in the public eye. As a pop culture phenomenon, singer, reality show pioneer, actress, entrepreneur, and global businesswoman behind a $1 billion company (the most successful celebrity licensing brand in history), Simpson is an icon of a... generation. But her journey hasn't been easy, and in her powerful new memoir she isn't afraid to admit that her life has very much been a work in progress. Revealing new parts of herself for the first time, Simpson opens up about her struggles, and how she learned that with the right mind-set--pain can give you tools, faith can give you courage, and challenges often give way to bigger opportunities and a bigger picture. From her popular television show Newlyweds, to a very public divorce, starring on the big screen and topping the Billboard charts, finding new love, raising a family, and running a successful business empire, her new book will be a candid, inspiring, and behind-the-scenes look at how she chose to learn from each difficult moment, evolve musically, become a more fearless businesswoman, and consistently shatter all expectations of who she was supposed to be. Jessica is and has always been America's sweetheart and she continues to be followed for her candor, unfiltered honesty, and girl-next-door persona. For the first time, she tells her side of the story, and shares with readers everything that she's learned along the way.
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            ISBN 9780063000698
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Inside Out

            Inside Out (Hardback)

            By Moore, Demi

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            Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.

            ISBN 9780007466085
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge
             

            Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (Hardback)

            By Weller, Sheila

            • RRP: $59.50
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            Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher's life, this work is an affectionate and even-handed portrayal of a woman whose unsurpassed honesty is a reminder of how things should be.

            ISBN 9780374282233
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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