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            Just as I Am: A Memoir
             

            Just as I Am: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Tyson, Cicely

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            At last, the Academy, Tony, and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer, Cicely Tyson, tells her stunning story, looking back at her six-decade career and life.

            ISBN 9780062931061
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando
             

            The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mann, William J.

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            Entertainment Weekly's BIG FALL BOOKS PREVIEW Selection Best Book of 2019 - Publisher's Weekly Based on new and revelatory material from Brando's own private archives, an award-winning film biographer presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest ...movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his extraordinarily complex life into view as never before. The most influential movie actor of his era, Marlon Brando changed the way other actors perceived their craft. His approach was natural, honest, and deeply personal, resulting in performances-most notably in A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront-that are without parallel. Brando was heralded as the American Hamlet-the Yank who surpassed British stage royalty Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, and Ralph Richardson as the standard of greatness in the mid-twentieth century. Brando's impact on American culture matches his professional significance; he both challenged and codified our ideas of masculinity and sexuality. Brando was also one of the first stars to use his fame as a platform to address social, political, and moral issues, courageously calling out America's deeply rooted racism. William Mann's brilliant biography of the Hollywood legend illuminates this culture icon for a new age. Mann astutely argues that Brando was not only a great actor but also a cultural soothsayer, a Cassandra warning us about the challenges to come. Brando's admonitions against the monetization of nearly every aspect of the culture were prescient. His public protests against racial segregation and discrimination at the height of the Civil Rights movement-getting himself arrested at least once-were criticized as being needlessly provocative. Yet those actions of fifty years ago have become a model many actors follow today. Psychologically astute and masterfully researched, based on new and revelatory material, The Contender explores the star and the man in full, including th
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            ISBN 9780062427724
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed
             

            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Molloy, Shannon

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            Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad ...Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal - not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother's unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it's also a tale of survival. Because I did survive. 'Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.' Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt 'I love this book ... a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author 'Shannon is unflinching in recounting the horror, but he is also funny, empathetic and, above all, full of courage.' Bridie Jabour, author of The Way Things Should Be 'A slice of life as experienced quite recently in the lucky country .' The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG
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            ISBN 9781760851088
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina
             

            Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pazcoguin, Georgina

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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            Throwing open the doors of the closed world of ballet, Swan Dive does for dancers what Kitchen Confidential did for professional chefs.

            ISBN 9781529033533
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Ghislaine Maxwell: The Fall of America's Most Notorious Socialite
             

            Ghislaine Maxwell: The Fall of America's Most Notorious Socialite (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cawthorne, N.

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            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 21

            On 2 July 2020, multi-millionaire Ghislaine Maxwell - Jeffrey Epstein's former lover and a close friend of Prince Andrew's and ex-President Donald Trump's - was arrested in new Hampshire on charges relating to the serial abuse of underage girls by the billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.... After a year-long hunt for her by lawyers and the world media and, as it turned out, the FBI, she became one of the most recognisable fugitives around the world. Who was she and how did she fall so far from grace? How did she amass her fortune of over 30 million after being next to penniless following the death of her father? This is the first investigation based on new sources that have become available since her arrest.
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            ISBN 9781783342174
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            Because He's Jeff Goldblum: The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of Hollywood's Most Enigmatic Actor
             

            Because He's Jeff Goldblum: The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of Hollywood's Most Enigmatic Actor (Hardback)

            By Andrews, Travis M.

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            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor.

            ISBN 9781524746032
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Sunshine and Laughter: The Story of Morecambe & Wise
             

            Sunshine and Laughter: The Story of Morecambe & Wise (Hardback)

            By Barfe, Louis

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 21

            The story of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise - British television's most iconic double act.

            ISBN 9781838933371
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs

            She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs (Paperback)

            By Smarsh, Sarah

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            At once candidly intimate and searchingly analytical, She Come By It Natural captures the enduring appeal of this singular star.

            ISBN 9781911590514
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Pushkin Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Born to be Mild: Adventures for the Anxious
             

            Born to be Mild: Adventures for the Anxious (Paperback)

            By Temple, Rob

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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 21

            A wonderful memoir by the author of the Twitter phenomen - and bestselling books - VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS.

            ISBN 9780751574739
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs, 1962-69

            Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs, 1962-69 (Hardback)

            By Gill, Andy

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            The story behind all of Dylan's greatest songs from 1962 - 1968.

            ISBN 9781787396166
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Stories Behind the Songs
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