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Biography & True Story Books

Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality
by Rhett McLaughlin ~ Hardback
(5.0) 18

From YouTube superstars and creators of Good Mythical Morning comes the ultimate guide to living a -Mythical- life, featuring stories and photos from their lifelong friendship, as well as awesomely illustrated tips for laughing more, learning more, and never taking yourself too seriously. -Interneta...

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Never Put All Your Eggs in One Bastard
by Peta Mathias ~ Paperback / softback
(4.0) 1

Funny, passionate, outrageous and honest, this is a memoir about travel, house renovations, food, music, men and change. 'I've escaped more houses than I've said Hail Marys.' Peta Mathias has been making major moves since leaving home to train as a nurse, before living in Canada, London and later ...

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Bon
by Jesse Fink ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

In the early hours of 19 February 1980, Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC, left The Music Machine in Camden, London, with a man called Alistair Kinnear, whereupon he lost consciousness and was left to sleep in Alistair?s Renault 5, parked outside Alistair?s East Dulwich apartment.That ev...

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$35.00
Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the...
by Leigh Sales ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories – and a terrifying brush with her own mortality – sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life...

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Starman
by Paul Trynka ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

David Bowie - famously described as rock's greatest chameleon - has lived an extraordinary life. From his early years in post-war, bombed out Brixton to a troubled later childhood in Bromley, to the decadent glamour of Ziggy Stardust to his controversial Berlin period, Bowie's life has been filled w...

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Mrs D is Going Without
by Lotta Dann ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 5

Lotta Dann was in trouble - her fun drinking habit had slowly morphed into an obsessive hunger for wine. One bottle a night was never quite enough. When she tried to cut down, she found it nearly impossible to have an alcohol-free day. Everyone around could see her drinking, but no one realised what...

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The Unwinding of the Miracle
by Julie Yip-Williams ~ Paperback / softback

Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia planned by her grandmother, only to have to flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a ...

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Freddie Mercury
by Laura Jackson ~ Paperback / softback

This fascinating biography of Freddie Mercury which received outstanding acclaim from Queen and rock fans worldwide, has now been updated for reissue to coincide with the release of the film about his life. Laura Jackson addresses topics including: * The reality behind Queen's flamboyant front man ...

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Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. In the first full-length...

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The Motorcycle Diaries
by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

A new edition from Ocean Press of the young Che Guevara's lively and highly entertaining travel diary is published to coincide with the new movie from Robert Redford and Walter Salles based on the books. New features of this new edition include: * a new, completely revised translation * a tender pr...

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Journals
by Kurt Cobain ~ Paperback / softback
(4.7) 3

Now in paperback, Journals includes never-before-seen material that will keep everyone talking.

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First Light
by Geoffrey Wellum ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immed...

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou ~ Paperback
(4.5) 6

Author BiographyMaya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother....

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Rolling with the Punchlines
by Urzila Carlson ~ Paperback / softback

Updated with new chapters and written with her trademark deadpan humour, Urzila's memoir is full of ripping yarns about both the big and the little things in life. Urzila's accidental beginning in stand-up has led to an incredibly successful career in comedy, with regular gigs on Channel 10's Have...

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Little Me
by Matt Lucas ~ Paperback / softback
(4.5) 2

'Matt is not only hilarious and kind, he's probably the most generous person I know. All of which is wonderfully evident in this book.' - Rebel Wilson 'To be truly unique in this world is almost impossible to achieve; this book is about someone who achieved it. Raw, honest, funny and moving.' - Ja...

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Everything I Know About Love
by Dolly Alderton ~ Paperback / softback

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, gettin...

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Hunting LeRoux
by Elaine Shannon ~ Paperback / softback

THE STORY OF PAUL LEROUX, THE TWISTED-GENIUS ENTREPRENEUR AND COLD-BLOODED KILLER WHO BROUGHT REVOLUTIONARY INNOVATION TO TRANSNATIONAL CRIME, AND THE EXCLUSIVE INSIDE STORY OF HOW THE DEA'S ELITE, SECRETIVE 960 GROUP BROUGHT HIM DOWN With a foreword by four-time Oscar nominee Michael Mann Paul Le...

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Rise
by Paige VanZant ~ Hardback

THIS BOOK IS FOR ALL THOSE WHO GOT KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGING. Paige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. Long before she was a fighting ...

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The Playbook: Suit Up. Score Chicks. Be Awesome. (US Ed.)
by Barney Stinson ~ Paperback / softback
(4.5) 69

Since the dawn of history man has searched for the answer to the most fundamental of questions: “Why am I here . . . not banging chicks?” The search is over. Now, with the help of The Playbook, you’ll be able to approach any beautiful woman, discover her innermost passion, and use ...

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister. Here, the man who called himself "the angriest B...

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Croz: Larrikin Kiwi Biker
by Graeme Crosby ~ Paperback / softback
(4.5) 2

 I lifted up my UV-cracked visor with my thumb. ‘Which way does the track go and what’s the lap record?’ I called out over the noise of the valve gear rattling and clanging between my legs. The flag marshal’s eyebrows raised in disbelief. I could see him muttering, &lsqu...

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American Sniper: The Autobiography of Seal Chief Chris Kyle (USN,...
by Chris Kyle ~ Paperback / softback
(4.4) 8

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tells the story of his legendary career, from 1999–2009, during which time he recorded the most confirmed sniper kills (officially a record 155, though the real number is even much higher) in the history of the United States military, any branch, from 1776 to present...

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JonBenet
by Steve Thomas ~ Paperback / softback

Finally, the information you've been waiting for: who really killed JonBenet? Perhaps the most compelling murder case of our day, the death of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey galvanized the nation-and years after it occurred, the mystery still endures. Who killed the young beauty queen and why? Who is...

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Persepolis: v. 1 & v. 2
by Marjane Satrapi ~ Paperback / softback

Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, "Persepolis: The Story of Childhood" tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war...

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The Corfu Trilogy
by Gerald Durrell ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 4

The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of the eccentric English family who moved there....

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All Blacks Don't Cry: A Story of Hope
by John Kirwan ~ Paperback / softback
(4.7) 38

‘I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through.’ John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to liv...

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The Good Doctor
by Lance O'Sullivan ~ Paperback / softback

Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, Lance could have gone off the rails. Instead, he found his way at Hato Petera College, connecting w...

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Total Recall
by Arnold Schwarzenegger ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

Total Recall is the unbelievably true story of Arnold Schwarzenegger's life. Born in the small city of Thal, Austria, in 1947, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21. Within ten years, he was a millionaire business man. After twenty years, he was the world's biggest movie star. In 2003, he was Gov...

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Warsaw Boy
by Andrew Borowiec ~ Paperback / softback

Warsaw Boy is the remarkable true story of a sixteen-year old boy soldier in war-torn Poland 'The best-ever account of what is was like to be young and fighting in the Warsaw Rising' Neal Ascherson, Sunday Herald, Books of the Year Poland suffered terribly under the Nazis. By the end of the war si...

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I am Ozzy
by Ozzy Osbourne ~ Paperback / softback
(4.6) 5

'People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire ...

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Why I am So Clever
by Friedrich Nietzsche ~ Paperback

'Why do I know a few more things? Why am I so clever altogether?' Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics ...

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Elon Musk
by Ashlee Vance ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 10

South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. H...

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Ma'am Darling
by Craig Brown ~ Paperback / softback
(3.0) 1

WINNER OF THE SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS LITERATURE AWARD 2018 A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * A DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR `A masterpiece' Mail on Sunday `I honked so loudly the man sitting next to me dropped his sandwich' Observer She made...

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Lost Connections
by Johann Hari ~ Hardback

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream, offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. There was a mystery haunting award-winning investigative journalist Johann Hari. He was thirty-nine years old, and almost every year he had been alive, depressio...

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Showboat
by Roland Lazenby ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

Bryant is one of basketball's greatest-ever players, a fascinating and complicated character who says he knew when he was a boy that he would be better than Michael Jordan. Aloof and uncompromising, Bryant is the grand enigma of American professional basketball, easily the most driven player in t...

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Tiger Woods
by Jeff Benedict ~ Paperback / softback

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 THE OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A rattling read... Superbly written' Derek Lawrenson, Daily Mail `Arguably the most serious attempt ever made to get behind golf's great enigma' Emma John, Guardian 'Exhilarating, depressing, tawdry and mo...

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Small Victories
by Adrian Harte ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

'When I first heard about this Faith No More biography, I didn't know what to think. But I have to give credit where it is due, it's a quality piece. The man has done his research and it shows. It provided me with more than a few revelations ... and I'm in the band.' -- Bill Gould, Faith No More Sm...

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Southern Justice
by Colin McLaren ~ Paperback / softback

Who really murdered Bob Chappell? Veteran ex-detective and author of JFK: The Smoking Gun, Colin McLaren, uncovers disturbing new evidence that an innocent woman is in jail. Daybreak, Sandy Bay, Hobart, 27 January 2009. A yacht, the Four Winds, is seen listing low to the waterline. When police bo...

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Drawn out
by Tom Scott ~ Paperback / softback

Drawn Out is a hilarious, heartbreaking, heart-warming account of Tom Scott's tragicomic childhood, his manic student-newspaper days, his turbulent years stumbling through the corridors of power, his fallings out with prime ministers, his collaborations with comic legends John Clarke, A.K. Grant and...

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Island Nurses
by Leonie Howie ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

Leonie Howie and Adele Robertson live and work on remote Great Barrier Island-so called because it faces the full brunt of the wild Pacific weather and acts as a barrier for the mainland about 100 kilometres away. With a population of about 1000, no reticulated electricity, no ATM machine, no street...

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