Category: Essays | Reading Level: 4 Non Fiction
From the bestselling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests - from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Oliver Sacks, scientist and storytelle ...Show more
Category: Essays | Reading Level: 4
Janet Malcolm's previous collection, Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, was 'unmistakably the work of a master' (New York Times Book Review). Like Forty-One False Starts, Nobody's Looking at You brings together previously uncompiled pieces, mainly from The New Yorker and the Ne ...Show more
Australia?s public broadcaster, 'Aunty?, is about to turn 90, yet your ABC has seldom been in this much trouble- budget cuts, ferocious political pressure, sagging staff morale, leadership chaos and hostile commercial rivals. Meanwhile audiences are deserting broadcast TV and radio. What is the ABC?s pl ...Show more
John Birmingham's father died. And his life fell apart. The next six months were spent grinding through the dark forests of depression until he finally emerged out of the darkness onto sunlit upland. A unique yet universal story, On Father reaches out to everyone who has battled the black dog.
Category: Essays | Reading Level: 3 Biography
Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notoriety for more than thirty years now, since Less Than Zero catapulted him into the limelight in 1985, earning him devoted fans and, perhaps, even fiercer enemies. An enigmatic figure who has always gone against the grain and ref ...Show more
How is hate shaping our society? With the troubling rise of nationalist populism and the return of race politics, it?s time to question the powers at play. On Hateis an urgent call for citizens to defend democracy against extremism.
Jane Carswell began her working life at Pegasus Press shortly after its audacious publication of Janet Frame's novel Owls Do Cry, and years later she went on to write an award-winning memoir called Under the Huang Jiao Tree: Two journeys in China.The road between one book and the other was paved with bo ...Show more
This boundary-shifting fusion of thinking, storytelling, and meditation takes as its starting point five axioms: * 'Give Me a Child Before the Age of 7 and I'll Give You the (Wo)Man' * 'History Repeats Itself...' * 'Those Who Forget the Past are Condemned to Repeat It' * 'You Can't Enter The ...Show more
Intimate Antipathies is a collection of essays on the writing life, offering Luke Carman's unique comic perspectives on writers' festivals, residencies and conferences, the particular challenges faced by writers who grow up in contested borderlands like the suburbs of Western Sydney, and the connections ...Show more
What was it like, living through the social, cultural and political upheaval of the last fifty years of the twentieth century in this Lucky Country? With Life flying forward into the future, what could be held onto, and what self (that place which is never fixed) could fix and hold the experience of tho ...Show more
They're labelled as selfish, as 'deliberately barren', and sometimes as crazy old cat ladies, but increasingly women are choosing to be childfree. By 2030 couples without children are set to outnumber those who have them. Tory Shepherd looks at how women's freedom to choose motherhood is reshaping thei ...Show more
The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcoholCharles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer's best and most lasting work. A self-proclaimed dirty old man, Bu ...Show more