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The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book], Anh Do
1 The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book]
Anh Do Australia Allen & Unwin 2010 1742372384 / 9781742372389 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was only nine - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four,' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it. About The Author Anh Do is one of Australia's leading comedians. He has also acted in television series and films, written screenplays and is a sought-after keynote speaker. 
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Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir [used book] *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***, Debra Byrne
2 Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir [used book] *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***
Debra Byrne Australia MacMillan 2006 1405037652 / 9781405037655 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
Debra Byrne's life has been a roller-coaster ride of successes and adulation alongside scandal, drugs and depression. From her first showbiz triumphs on "Young Talent Time", Debra's existence had a darker side. From childhood abuse to underage sex, from the destructive evil of cocaine and heroin addiction to the black depths of depression, Debra lurched from one personal disaster to another - all the while performing to an adoring public, both as a recording artist and in musical-theatre smashes such as 'Cats' and 'Sunset Boulevard'. But, above all, Debra is a survivor, and, despite everything, has raised three beautiful daughters and arrived at a place where she can, with total honesty, reflect on her astonishing life. 
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Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story [used book], George Mair
3 Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story [used book]
George Mair UK Aurum Press 1995 1854103261 / 9781854103260 Hardcover Good Book Royal 
As a black woman in a business dominated by white males, Oprah Winfrey has become a symbol of hope and success to a legion of fans. Born illegitimate and virtually abandoned in the deep South, Oprah has made it to the top of her chosen field with remarkable determinatin and talent. The path to fame was neither smooth nor painless. Oprah's unsettled, and often harsh, upbringing propelled her into a wild and promiscuous existence which continued until the strength of her ambition landed her a job in radio. The move into television created additional personal pressures and, at one particular low point, Oprah even contemplated suicide. This book reveals the inside story of Oprah's on-screen battle with dieting, her long-standing relationship with her boyfriend, Sted Graham, and his ultra-right-wing connections and her own private conflicts and interests. 
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Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen with Recipes, Photographs and Personal Stories about Audrey Hepburn, Luca Dotti
4 Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen with Recipes, Photographs and Personal Stories about Audrey Hepburn
Luca Dotti USA Harper Collins 2015 0062284703 / 9780062284709 Hardcover New Book 23.3 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm 
Enter Audrey Hepburn's private world in this unique biography compiled by her son that combines recollections, anecdotes, excerpts from her personal correspondence, drawings, and recipes for her favorite dishes written in her own hand, and more than 250 previously unpublished personal family photographs. Audrey at Home offers fans an unprecedented look at the legendary star, bringing together the varied aspects of her life through the food she loved-from her childhood in Holland during World War II, to her time in Hollywood as an actress and in Rome as a wife and mother, to her final years as a philanthropist traveling the world for UNICEF. Here are fifty recipes that reflect Audrey's life, set in the context of a specific time, including Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream-a celebration of liberation in Holland at the end of the war; Penne alla Vodka-a favorite home-away-from-home dish in Hollywood; Turkish-style Sea Bass-her romance with and subsequent marriage to Andrea Dotti; Boeuf a la Cuillere-Givenchy's favorite dish, which she'd prepare when he'd visit her in Switzerland; and Mousse au Chocolat-dinner at the White House. Audrey also loved the basics: Spaghetti al Pomodoro was an all-time favorite, particularly when returning home from her travels, as was a dish of good vanilla ice cream. Each recipe is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, including variations and preparation tips, anecdotes about Audrey and her life, and a poignant collection of photographs and memorabilia. Audrey at Home is a personal scrapbook of Audrey's world and the things she loved best-her children, her friends, her pets. It is a life that unfolds through food, photographs, and intimate vignettes in a sophisticated and lovely book that is a must for Audrey Hepburn fans and food lovers. 
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What Falls Away: A Memoir [used book], Mia Farrow
5 What Falls Away: A Memoir [used book]
Mia Farrow Australia Nan A Talese 1997 0868246719 / 9780868246710 Hardcover Good Book Royal 
In an exquisitely written memoir, Mia Farrow introduces us to the landscapes of her extraordinary life. Moving from her earliest memories of the walled gardens and rocky shores of western Ireland and her Hollywood childhood to her career as an actress, she writes of these experiences and her struggle to protect her children in a painful custody battle with Woody Allen. It was this crisis that led her to reflect upon the incidents that had brought her to a place so incomprehensible. Now, in What Falls Away, a memoir resonant not only in its honesty but also in its beautifully crafted prose, Mia Farrow speaks for the first time. She was born the third of seven children to the beautiful actress Maureen O'Sullivan and successful writer/director John Farrow, but the isolation of a polio ward brought her childhood to an abrupt end at the age of nine. Several years later, two deaths shattered the security of the family forever, and Mia Farrow embarked upon a journey that would lead her away from the convent education that was to sustain her spiritual courage, to starring roles in Peyton Place and Rosemary's Baby, a marriage to Frank Sinatra, divorce, a defining trip to India, work on the London stage and in film, and marriage to André Previn. Their life together in England brought them three sons and three daughters before that marriage, too, dissolved and she returned to the United States. The year 1979 saw the beginning of a new career with brilliant performances in thirteen of Woody Allen's most distinguished films. Told with grace and deep understanding, as well as humor, What Falls Away goes beneath the surface of this amazing life, with all its drama, success, and pain, and exposes the inner workings of a mind and spirit for whom truth, compassion, and faith are essential. Mia Farrow's story is ultimately one of hope and courage in the face of difficulty; of commitment to others--most important of whom are her children; and of spiritual strength. Readers will not easily forget this remarkable book, even long after the last page has been turned. 
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Michael Crawford Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied with String - My Autobiography [used book], Michael Crawford
6 Michael Crawford Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied with String - My Autobiography [used book]
Michael Crawford UK Century 1999 0712684409 / 9780712684408 Hardcover Good Good Book Royal 
Now for the first time Michael Crawford tells his life story. By turns hilarious, revelatory and desperately sad, here is the autobiography of the man whose successes, such as Hello Dolly, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, and The Phantom of the Opera, have made him a national institution. Crawford's infectious enjoyment of stage work illumines his account of his early struggles to make a name for himself in the business, and his early failures with girls are lifted by his abiding sense of the absurd. Both in his private life and his work, he begins a lifetime's habit of pratfalls that he would later turn to good use in the character of Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. His talent for mimicry makes the great personalities in his life come alive on the page, not only the Dickensian characters of his childhood but also many of the people he has worked with, including Benjamin Britten who taught him to sing, John Lennon - with whom he shared a villa - and Oliver Reed, Michael Winner, Barbra Streisand, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. 
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Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist [used book], Michael J. Fox
7 Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist [used book]
Michael J. Fox UK Ebury 2009 0091928265 / 9780091928261 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
'At the turn from my bedroom into the hallway leading to the kitchen there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame. I can't help but catch a glimpse of myself as I pass, and turning myself towards the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, slightly stooped, and pinched, would be alarming if it were not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across the face, I would ask the obvious question, 'What are you smiling about?' - but I already know the answer ...it just gets better from here.' Struck with Parkinson's - a debilitating, degenerative disease - at the height of his fame, Fox has taken what some people might consider cause for depression and turned it into a beacon of hope for millions. Now, in Always Looking Up, he writes about the personal philosophy that carried him through his darkest hours, and speaks with others who have emerged from difficult periods with optimism to spare. With the humour and wit that dazzled fans and reviewers alike in his bestselling memoir, Lucky Man, Fox shows how he became a happier, more satisfied person by recognising the gifts of everyday life. 
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Parky's People: The Interviews - 100 of the Best [used book], Michael Parkinson
8 Parky's People: The Interviews - 100 of the Best [used book]
Michael Parkinson UK Hodder and Stoughton 2012 1444700413 / 9781444700411 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
Michael Parkinson occupies a unique place in the public consciousness. Through his perceptive onscreen interviews over the past five decades, he has introduced millions of people to the personalities of major international figures in sport, showbiz, politics, the arts and journalism. In Parky's People, Parkinson sets down on record the highlights of his interviews which provide an intimate insight into the private lives and personal characters of great celebrities from around the world, from Tony Blair and Henry Kissinger, John Betjeman and WH Auden, to Ken Dodd and Elton John. Now an international celebrity himself, the man from a humble but colourful Yorkshire mining family has teased the secerets out of even the most reticent star guests, such as Fred Astaire and Ingrid Bergman, and he has drawn fascinating new information and insights from even the most frequently interviewed subjects like Peter Ustinov, David Niven and Stephen Fry. Remarkable interviews with Edith Evans and Ben Travers demonstrate that Parkinson's empathy with the old is as evident as his easy familiarity with sportsmen like George Best, Muhammad Ali and David Beckham. Great comics such as Billy Connolly, Bob Hope, and Morecambe and Wise prove as funny on the page as on screen and it seems that the star of every Hollywood legend shines brightly under Parkinson's subtle questioning. With a little help from his friends, Parky's People is witty, always perceptive, often wise, and never less than compulsive reading. 
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Parky: My Autobiography [used book], Michael Parkinson
9 Parky: My Autobiography [used book]
Michael Parkinson UK Hodder and Stoughton 2008 034096166X / 9780340961667 Hardcover Good Good Book Royal 
From prize-winning journalist to chat show king on a show voted one of the top ten British TV programmes of all time, Michael Parkinson's starry career spans over four decades. Now an international celebrity himself, the man from a humble but colourful Yorkshire mining family who can tease out the secrets of even the most reticent star guest, at last reveals his own story, with the easy manner and insight that has kept his audiences fascinated. His distinguished career has involved working on highly acclaimed current affairs and film programmes. His wide interests and expertise include jazz, film, football and cricket. Witty, humorous and blessed with exceptional intellectual clarity, Michael Parkinson's memoir is a joy to read. 
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Rex: My Life [used book], Rex Hunt
10 Rex: My Life [used book]
Rex Hunt Australia MacMillan 2002 0732911370 / 9780732911379 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
"Rex" is the blockbuster autobiography of one of Australia's best-loved and most colourful personalities - Rex Hunt. His book is Rex to the core - funny, earthy, refreshingly direct and, above all, deeply inspirational. "Rex" tells the story of a kid who struggled at school, but who found the drive and motivation to carve out a hugely successful career as an Aussie Rules player and then as a major media figure. Along the way Rex talks about his years in the police force, his national service, the dramatic legal case against his former manager after the disappearance of millions of dollars of Rex's hard-earned money, his loving family, and of course lots and lots of football and fishing. "Rex" is packed with anecdotes and insights into the worlds of AFL, radio and television and the characters Rex has come across in his extraordinary life. 
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My Booky Wook [used book], Russell Brand
11 My Booky Wook [used book]
Russell Brand UK Hodder Paperback 2008 0340936177 / 9780340936177 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
Russell Brand grew up in Essex . His father left when he was three months old, he was bulimic at 12 and left school at 16 to study at the Italia Conti stage school. There, he began drinking heavily and taking drugs. He regularly visited prostitutes in Soho, began cutting himself, took drugs on stage during his stand-up shows, and even set himself on fire while on crack cocaine. He has been arrested 11 times and fired from 3 different jobs - including from XFM and MTV - and he claims to have slept with over 2,000 women. In 2003 Russell was told that he would be in prison, in a mental hospital or dead within six months unless he went in to rehab. He has now been clean for three years. In 2006 his presenting career took off, and he hosted the NME awards as well as his own MTV show, 1 Leicester Square, plus Big Brother's Big Mouth on Channel 4. His UK stand-up tour was sold out and his BBC Radio 6 show became a cult phenomenon, the second most popular podcast of the year after Ricky Gervais. He was awarded Time Out's Stand Up Comedian of the Year and won Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards. In 2007 Russell hosted both the Brit Awards and Comic Relief, and continued to front Big Brother's Big Mouth. His BBC2 radio podcast became the UK's most popular. Russell writes a weekly football column in the Guardian and is the patron of Focus 12, a charity helping people with alcohol and substance misuse. 
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The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint [used book], Tommy Chong
12 The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint [used book]
Tommy Chong USA Simon Spotlight Entertainment 2006 1416915540 / 9781416915546 Hardcover Good Book 21.4 x 14.75 x 2 cm 
Beloved stoner comedian TOMMY CHONG is now older, wiser, and officially an EX-CON. On the morning of February 24, 2003, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration launched a sting called Operation Pipe Dreams and forced themselves through the door of Tommy's California home, with automatic weapons drawn. As a result of the raid on his home; the simultaneous ransacking of his son's company, Chong Glass; and the Bush administration's determination to make an example out of the "Pope of Pot;" he was sentenced to nine months in prison because his company shipped bongs to a head shop in Pennsylvania that was a front for the DEA.Well . . . now it's Tommy Chong's turn to fight back and tell his side of the story.Beginning with Tommy's experiences growing up in Canada in the forties and fifties as a mixed-race kid and going on to become a comedy legend, The I Chong is at once a memoir, a spiritual exploration of his time in prison, and a political indictment of the eroding civil liberties in post-9/11 American society. He tells the unbelievable story of his trip down the rabbit hole of America's war on drugs and of his experiences in the federal prison system, and he offers up timely observations on combating the conservative political forces at work in this country. Introspective, inspiring, and incendiary, The I Chong is a unique chronicle of one man's life and how his humorous and spiritual point of view saved him during his wrongful incarceration at the hands of an administration without boundaries. 
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Out Of The Shadows: A Champion's Return to the Spotlight [used book], Wally Lewis and Neil Cadigan
13 Out Of The Shadows: A Champion's Return to the Spotlight [used book]
Wally Lewis and Neil Cadigan Australia Harper Collins 2009 0732288800 / 9780732288808 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
When Wally Lewis, rugby league legend turned TV news presenter, had an epileptic seizure live on air in November 2006, his world came crashing down around him. The medical condition he'd spent two decades attempting to conceal from the public had been brutally exposed. With his health on a downward spiral, the only solution was the one that terrified him the most - brain surgery. While the rugby league world tried to come to terms with the vulnerability of 'The King', Wally and his family prepared for the toughest battle of his life. But the surgery wouldn't be the end of his struggle ...Out of the Shadows is Wally's startlingly candid account of his life since his retirement from rugby league - from the darkest days of depression and debilitating seizures to his hard-fought recovery and triumphant return to the nation's TV screens. 
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Out Of The Shadows: A Champion's Return to the Spotlight [used book], Wally Lewis and Neil Cadigan
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What Falls Away: A Memoir [used book], Mia Farrow
What Falls Away: A Memoir [used book]
Mia Farrow
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Rex: My Life [used book], Rex Hunt
Rex: My Life [used book]
Rex Hunt
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The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint [used book], Tommy Chong
The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint [used book]
Tommy Chong
9.00 AUD
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Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist [used book], Michael J. Fox
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist [used book]
Michael J. Fox
8.00 AUD
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Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story [used book], George Mair
Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story [used book]
George Mair
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The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book], Anh Do
The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book]
Anh Do
9.00 AUD
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My Booky Wook [used book], Russell Brand
My Booky Wook [used book]
Russell Brand
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