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            Impossible: My Story
             

            Impossible: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Stan

            • RRP: $39.99
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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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            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits
              

            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits (Hardback)

            By Mitchell, Hilary; Mitchell, John

            • RRP: $79.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jul 21

            Biography of English artist Isaac Coates and the historical Maori portraits he painted in Te Tau Ihu/Top of the South and the Wellington area, between1841 and 1845. Coates's meticulous records of each subject's name, iwi and place of residence are invaluable.

            ISBN 9781988550206
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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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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            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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            Rememberings
             

            Rememberings (Hardback)

            By O'Connor, Sinead

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 21

            THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICON Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II... on American television. O'Connor was unapologetic and impossible to ignore, calling out hypocrisy wherever she saw it. She has remained that way for three decades. Now, in Rememberings, O'Connor tells her story - the heartache of growing up in a family falling apart; her early forays into the Dublin music scene; her adventures and misadventures in the world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll; the fulfilment of being a mother; her ongoing spiritual quest - and through it all, her abiding passion for music. Rememberings is intimate, replete with candid anecdotes and full of hard-won insights. It is a unique and remarkable chronicle by a unique and remarkable artist.
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            ISBN 9781844885411
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free

            The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bren, Paulina

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            A glamorous social history of the women-only New York hotel that changed the world.

            ISBN 9781529393033
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            YouTubers: How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars
               

            YouTubers: How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stokel-Walker, Chris

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              1 Jul 21

            Wired journalist Chris Stokel-Walker cuts through the hype to reveal the behind-the-camera truth about YouTube and its biggest and most flamboyant stars.

            ISBN 9781912454228
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Canbury Press
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life

            Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life (Hardback)

            By Blades, Jay

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            A moving and inspirational memoir about finding success when the odds are stacked against you, from hit TV star Jay Blades

            ISBN 9781529059199
            Released NZ 20 May 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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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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            All Dogs Great and Small: What I've learned training dogs

            All Dogs Great and Small: What I've learned training dogs (Hardback)

            By Hall, Graeme; Author, Tbc

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            An upcoming non-fiction book - out 18 Feb

            ISBN 9781529107449
            Released NZ 19 Apr 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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