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            Easy Reading
             

            Easy Reading (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morales, Cristina; Translated by Dunn, Kevin Gerry

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              29 Mar 22

            An explosive and daring novel about bodies, sex, politics and disability by the prize-winning Spanish writer Cristina Morales An explosive and daring novel about bodies, sex, politics and disability by the prize-winning and groundbreaking Spanish writer Cristina Morales Easy Read...ing tells the lives of four cousins, all disabled women in their 30s and 40s, living together in a subsidised flat in Barcelona. Together, the women fight to keep their independence and stop the state from intervening in their lives. Funny and furious, Easy Reading is a critique of both the institutions set up to care for disabled people and the language that categorises and marginalises those with disabilities in society. The novel won the prestigious Herralde Prize in 2018 and Spain's National Book Award in 2019, and has propelled Cristina Morales to the limelight.
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            ISBN 9781787332676
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Mar 22

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 27 Mar 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            No One Is Talking About This: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 and the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021
             

            No One Is Talking About This: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 and the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 (Paperback)

            By Lockwood, Patricia

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION THE FIRST NOVEL FROM PATRICIA LOCKWOOD 'I really admire and love this book. Patricia Lockwood is a completely singular talent and this is her best, funniest, weirdest, most affecting work yet' Sally Rooney, author of Normal People... 'A literary star ... Captures better than anything I've ever read what it's like to be online' Hadley Freeman, Guardian 'A furiously original novel, alive and unstable' Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror A Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, Esquire, Irish Independent, Irish Times, Elle, Independent and Stylist Highlight for 2021 A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms 'the portal'. Are we in hell? the people of the portal ask themselves. Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die? Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: 'Something has gone wrong,' and 'How soon can you get here?' As real life and its stakes collide with the increasing absurdity of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our time.
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            ISBN 9781526629777
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Family Experience of PDA: An Illustrated Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance

            The Family Experience of PDA: An Illustrated Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Illustrated edition)

            Illustrated by Fricker, Eliza; Foreword by Fidler, Ruth

            • RRP: $38.99
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            Eliza Fricker gets it. She knows how difficult PDA parenting can be, but she puts fun and humour back into it, despite the occasional mishaps! Humorous, quirky comic strips and empathetic writing will give essential advice and tips on how to navigate the challenges of PDA parenti...ng.
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            ISBN 9781787756779
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
            Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

            Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body (Paperback)

            By Taussig, Rebekah

            • RRP: $32.99
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            A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing up as a paralyzed girl during t...he 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she longed for more stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling. Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn't fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life. Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. By exploring this truth in poignant and lyrical essays, Taussig illustrates the need for more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story.
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            ISBN 9780062936806
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Disability: The Basics
             

            Disability: The Basics (Paperback)

            By Shakespeare, Tom

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Disability: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to disability which explores the broad historical, social, environmental, economic and legal factors which affect the experiences of those living with an impairment or illness in today's society.

            ISBN 9781138651395
            Released NZ 14 Aug 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Basics
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            Places I've Taken My Body
             

            Places I've Taken My Body (Hardback, Main)

            By McCully Brown, Molly

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            In seventeen intimate essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body - in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy.

            ISBN 9780571361090
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves
             

            I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Connell, Ryan

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            ISBN 9781476700403
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition
              

            The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Brittain, Ian

            • RRP: $86.99
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            The Paralympic Games Explained is still the only complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon. Now in a fully revised second edition, it includes new material on Vancouver 2010 to Rio 2016. It is essential reading for all students interested in disability sport, sporting me...ga-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.
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            ISBN 9781138927186
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World

            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World (Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021233
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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