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Madonna [used book]

By: Andrew Morton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2001

Seller ID: 1863253300

ISBN: 1863253300

Condition: Good


Madonna is the undisputed female icon of the modern age. Widely admired for her independence, self-confidence, refusal to compromise and willingness to take risks, she is an enigmatic and fascinating woman. Now, in this biography, Morton reveals the unknown Madonna, through interviews with those who know her. View more info

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Scar Tissue [used book]

By: Anthony Kiedis with Larry Sloman

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Time Warner Books: 2004

Seller ID: 0316729701

ISBN: 0316729701

Condition: Good


In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, the charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. He tells of his childhood living in LA with his unconventional father; an early life spent hobnobbing with celebrities and becoming a child film actor; setting up the band with his school friend Flea in the early 80s; discovering a love of live performance and songwriting; and the years spent struggling with a drug addiction that left him a homeless multi-millionaire living on speedball mixtures of heroin and cocaine... View more info

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Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You? The Inside Story of Mamma Mia! and the Songs of ABBA [used book]

By: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Judy Craymer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 2006

Seller ID: 004082

ISBN: 0297844210

Condition: Good


In the 1970's, the Swedish musical phenomenon known as ABBA, Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, succeeded in reinventing the world's perception of pop. They produced hit after catchy hit, each one instantly recognizable, infectious, and irresistible. Nearly a quarter of a century later, these beloved songs gave birth to the blockbuster musical MAMMA MIA!, which became a legend in its own right. It opened in 85 cities and has since been seen by more than 20 million people throughout the world. This officially sanctioned book tells the double story of ... View more info

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Bono on Bono : Conversations with Michka Assayas [used book]

By: Bono and Michka Assayas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2005

Seller ID: 0340897473

ISBN: 0340897473

Condition: Good


The closest you?re going to get to a Bono biography. Music journalist Michka Assays met Bono in London in 1980 and was one of the first journalists to champion U2 outside Ireland and the UK. He has spent two years putting this book together with Bono, interviewing the global star at his home in Dublin, as well as in Paris, Bologna and the French Riviera. The book is basically an ongoing dialogue between two friends and a unique insight into what makes the U2 frontman?s brain tick. View more info

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Rex : A Mother, her autistic child, and the music that transformed their lives [used book]

By: Cathleen Lewis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: USA, Thomas Nelson: 2009

Seller ID: 1595552081

ISBN: 1595552081

Condition: Good


The inspiring story of Rex, a boy who is not only blind and autistic, but who also happens to be a musical savant. How can an 11-year old boy hear a Mozart fantasy for the first time and play it back note-for-note perfectly-but struggle to navigate the familiar surroundings of his own home? Cathleen Lewis says her son Rex's laugh of total abandon is the single most joyous sound anyone could hear, but his tortured aversion to touch and sound breaks her heart and makes her wonder what God could have had in mind. In this book she shares the mystery of Rex and the highs, lows, hopes, dreams, joy, ... View more info

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Life with My Sister Madonna [used book]

By: Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon and Schuster: 2008

Seller ID: 1921470089

ISBN: 1921470089

Condition: Good


Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, working with, and understanding the most famous woman of our time, who has intrigued, scandalized, and entertained millions for half a century. If you think you know everything there is to know about Madonna, you are wrong. Only Christopher can tell the full, riveting untold story behind Madonna's carefully constructed mythology, and the real woman behind the glittering facade. The mirror image of his legendary sister, with his acid Ciccone tongue, Christopher pulls no punches as he tells his aston... View more info

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Unreliable Memoirs : Volume 1 Unreliable Memoirs

By: Clive James

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2015

Seller ID: 9781447275480

ISBN: 1447275489

Condition: New


I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me. In the first instalment of Clive James's memoirs we follow the young Clive on his journey from boyhood to the cusp of manhood, when his days of wearing short trousers are finally behind him. Battling with school, girls, various relatives and an overwhelming desire to be a superhero, Clive's adventures growing up in the suburbs of post-war Sydney are hair-raising, uproarious and almost too good to be true . . . Told with James's unassailable sense of humour a... View more info

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The Blaze of Obscurity - The TV Years : Volume 5 Unreliable Memoirs

By: Clive James

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2010

Seller ID: 9780330457378

ISBN: 0330457373

Condition: New


For many people, Clive James will always be a TV presenter first and foremost, and a writer second – this despite the fact that his adventures with the written word took place before, during and after his time on the small screen. Nevertheless, for those who remember clips of Japanese endurance gameshows and Egyptian soap operas, Clive James reinventing the news or interviewing Hefner and Hepburn, Polanski and Pavarotti, his Postcards from Kenya, Shanghai and Dallas, or Clive James Racing Driver, his rightful place does seem to be right there – on the box, in our homes, and almost one of t... View more info

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Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir [used book] *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Debra Byrne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2006

Seller ID: 001247

ISBN: 1405037652

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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Love You to Bits and Pieces: True Story of David Helfgott and the Movie "Shine" [used book]

By: Gillian Helfgott and Alissa Tanskaya

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin Books Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 001164

ISBN: 0140265465

Condition: Good


The biography of David Helfgott, a gifted young Australian pianist who suffered a severe mental breakdown and was institutionalized. Although brilliant and charismatic, he was insecure and reliant on anti-psychotic medication, but eventually overcame his illness to achieve artistic greatness. This story was written by his wife Gillian, who tells of the powerful bond between them and of sharing her life with a man who came through the darkness of his past. View more info

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Tragedy: The Sad Ballad of The Gibb Brothers # Bee Gees

By: Jeff Apter

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, Echo Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003249

ISBN: 1760060186

Condition: New


The rise and fall of the brothers Gibb is perhaps the greatest saga in Australian, even world, music history. As ubiquitous as the falsetto harmonies, flares and multi-platinum record sales were the tragedies: the highs, the lows, the highs again. And then the brothers fell, one by one. Not long before his death, Robin made it clear that he believed the Gibbs had been forced to pay the highest possible cost for their success. 'All the tragedies my family has suffered . . . is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we've had.' This is the story of all four brothers' i... View more info

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Playing to Win: The Definitive Biography of John Farnham

By: Jeff Apter

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Nero: 2016

Seller ID: A1245

ISBN: 1863958800

Condition: New


Teen idol. King of Pop. Voice of the common man. Australian of the Year. Friend. Icon. Superstar. John Farnham is the quintessential Aussie legend. As a teenager he gave up an apprenticeship to chase his musical dreams, hitting the big time with 'Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)'. A family man at heart, and the most loyal of friends, John was sometimes uncomfortable with the spotlight and for many years struggled to take his career to the heights that those close to him, including Molly Meldrum and Glenn Wheatley, felt it could reach. He finally hit his stride with 1986's Whispering Jack and th... View more info

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Mercury and Me : Freddie Mercury - Queen

By: Jim Hutton with Tim Wapshott

Price: $32.99  $24.95

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 1995

Seller ID: 9780747521341

ISBN: 0747521344

Condition: New


The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together Button had no idea who Mercury was, and when the star told him his name it meant nothing to him.;Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and his lodgings in Sutton, Surrey, for two years after moving in with Mercury, and then worked as his gardener. He was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991 he was closer to him than anyone and knew all Merc... View more info

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Home : A Memoir of My Early Years

By: Julie Andrews

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 2009

Seller ID: 9780753825686

ISBN: 0753825686

Condition: New


The heroine of MARY POPPINS and THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells her life story from the music halls of London to Broadway stardom. Over the years Julie Andrews has been much interviewed in the press and on television, but she has never before revealed the true story of her childhood and upbringing. In HOME she vividly recreates the years before the movies. An idyllic early childhood in Surrey was cut short when her parents divorced and her mother remarried. The family moved to London, and there are vivid scenes of life during the Blitz. Her mother went into musical theatre with her stepfather, ... View more info

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Michael Buble: The Biography [used book]

By: Juliet Peel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Piatkus: 2009

Seller ID: 001598

ISBN: 0749952415

Condition: Good


Michael Buble is an international singing sensation. Since his debut in 2003, he has sold 18 million albums, and won numerous awards including a Grammy. He reached No.1 on the Australian charts with his first album, 'Michael Buble', and when he toured Australia with his next big album, 'It's Time', he performed to sell-out crowds. Call Me Irresponsible (2007), debuted in Australia at No.1, spent over 6 months in the top 40 and was the bestselling blues and jazz album for 2007 and 2008. Michael Buble holds the record at the Sydney Opera House for the most tickets sold in one day. His popularity... View more info

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Kylie : La La La [used book]

By: Kylie Minogue and William Baker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2005

Seller ID: 034073440X

ISBN: 034073440X

Condition: Good


The paperback is fully updated with new photos and new text, including an extra chapter. The design is also completely different, with text and photos kept separate to give the book a fresher, more acccessible and commercial appeal. It includes over 300 photos from Kylie's personal archive and from the extraordinary photoshoots that have defined her as a style icon. Written by Kylie and William Baker, who has worked as her stylist and creative director for nearly a decade, this is an inspirational study of the separation between Kylie's public and private personas. It's also a fabulous celebra... View more info

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Freddie Mercury : The Biography [revised and updated]

By: Laura Jackson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Piatkus: 2012

Edition: Revised and Updated

Seller ID: 9780749956080

ISBN: 0749956089

Condition: New


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 and lead singer * Mercury the star of mystery - amusing, loyal and generous, yet revealing a dark side to his personality * His frequent use of cocaine and how it heightened his tendency to excess - both on and off stage * The women in his life - his bizarrely enduring relationships with his first lo... View more info

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Mao's Last Dancer [Young Readers Edition]

By: Li Cunxin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Puffin: 2005

Edition: Young Readers Edition

Seller ID: 9780143301646

ISBN: 0143301640

Condition: New


One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime. But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go home - to his mother, father and six brothers, to his own small village. But soon Li realised that his mother was right. He had the chance to do something special with his life - and he never turned ba... View more info

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Mao's Last Dancer

By: Li Cunxin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2016

Seller ID: 9780143574323

ISBN: 0143574329

Condition: New


The phenomenal international bestseller Before you can fly, you have to be free.In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, more interested in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school - Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course ... View more info

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Mao's Last Dancer [used book]

By: Li Cunxin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2003

Seller ID: 067004024X

ISBN: 067004024X

Condition: Good


In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, interested more in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school - Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would danc... View more info

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Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil: The Journey [used book]

By: Mark Dodshon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2004

Seller ID: A1367

ISBN: 0670041637


Since its genesis in 1976, Midnight Oil - fronted by the charismatic and passionate Peter Garrett until his departure from the band in late 2002 - has at various times been synonymous with beer-barn angst, green political activism, indigenous advocacy and musical nonconformism. At the same time this hugely popular band has been a mainstay of commercial radio and an icon of contemporary Australian culture. Despite the band's high profile, its members are notoriously private people who have never before revealed details of the inner workings of Midnight Oil. In Beds Are Burning, Mark Dodshon tel... View more info

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Thirty Years of Anger: One Man's Journey through the Australian Underground Hardcore Punk and Extreme Metal Scenes

By: Marquis H. K.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003956

ISBN: 1925236943

Condition: New


Thirty Years of Anger is an uncompromising story of one man's journey through the Australian underground hardcore punk and extreme metal scenes. Beginning in 80's Brisbane in the oppressive police state of Joh Bjelke Petersen where anyone who looks slightly different is hassled to no end and at times detained without reason by the cops. The Treasury Hotel being the focal point of activity where bands played every Friday and Saturday night and battle lines were drawn between Nazi skinheads and the notorious Sick Boys.'Marky Hardcore' as he came to be known fronts his own band Anger In Motion es... View more info

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Blood Rivals : Vampire vs Werewolf, Werewolf vs Vampire

By: Martin Howden

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2010

Seller ID: 1742481493

ISBN: 1742481493

Condition: Good


Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner : read all about these two teen heartthrobs and how they have learned to stay grounded throughout their meteoric rise to fame, while the entire world is thirsting for their blood. Vampire or werewolf, Team Edward or Team Jacob - whose side are you on? View more info

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Always Looking Up : The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist [used book]

By: Michael J. Fox

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury: 2009

Seller ID: 0091928265

ISBN: 0091928265

Condition: Good


'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, degenerati... View more info

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Billy [used book]

By: Pamela Stephenson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2001

Seller ID: 0007110456

ISBN: 0007110456

Condition: Good


Who is the real Billy Connolly? Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can truly be called a legend. Such a one is the inimitable, timeless genius who is Billy Connolly. His effortlessly wicked whimsy has entranced, enthralled - and split the sides of - thousands upon thousands of adoring audiences. And when he isn't doing that . . . he's turning in award-winning performances on film and television. Whatever your opinion of Billy Connolly, his life has been an epic tale of controversy and hilarity, tragedy and comedy. From his working class roots in Glasgow, he has ... View more info

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Journey from Venice : A Memoir [used book]

By: Ruth Cracknell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2001

Seller ID: 0141000708

ISBN: 0141000708

Condition: Good


The serene city beckons, promising paradise regained for Ruth and her husband, Eric, as they set forth on a carefully planned holiday. But from an uncharted journey, their time is measured. This story is confronting yet deeply comforting. An acknowledgement of the miracle that is unconditional love. And above all, a love story. About the Author: Ruth Cracknell was born in Maitland, but lived most of her life in Sydney. She was educated at the North Sydney Girls' High School, and began her professional career at the age of twenty. She travelled to England in the fifties to further her caree... View more info

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Another Day, Another Town [used book]

By: Slim Dusty and Joy McKean

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2003

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1405035552

ISBN: 1405035552

Condition: Good


This is the completely revised edition of a book first published by Pan Macmillan in 1996, with three new chapters to bring readers up to date with the lives of Slim Dusty and his wife Joy McKean, and a moving Epilogue written by Slim himself. View more info

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Binge [used book]

By: Tyler Oakley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2015

Seller ID: 1471145131

ISBN: 1471145131

Condition: Good


For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the internet, Tyler Oakley has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: he experienced a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; he had a fashion stand-off with the White House secret service; he crashed a car in front of his entire high school in his fast food restaurant server's uniform; he projectile vomited while bartering with a grandmother. With millions of fans clamouring for more Tyler Oakley, he delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with trademark flair i... View more info