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Reading a great biography (or autobiography) can be as exciting as your favourite thriller, provide more valuable and useful lessons than most self-help best sellers and offer more professional development wisdom than you can apply. https://blog.booko.com.au/2016/03/03/celebrating-autobiographies-biographies/
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Happiness by Heather Harpham. A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loathe to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant.

Happiness by Heather Harpham. A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loathe to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant.

On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, On a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her.

On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, On a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. In his first book, Noah tells his coming of age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal -- the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Published by Doubleday Canada on November 2016 Genres: Nonfiction, Personal Memoirs Pages: 224 Format: eARC Source: From author

Dear Quentin by Quentin Bryce. As Australia's first female governor-general, Quentin Bryce hand wrote about fifty letters each week. They were to people she had met and connected with as her role took her from palaces to outback schools, war zones to memorials, and intimate audiences to lavish ceremonies. Even more letters were delivered to her weekly from every corner of the country. Generous, witty and always heartfelt, Bryce's letter-writing skills were honed at boarding school when she…

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In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution. This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human…

In Order to Live is an uncomfortable but extremely necessary book that tells the story of Yeonmi Park, a young woman who escaped North Korea with her mother in 2009 and eventually made it to South Korea.

Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he’s wearing.

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More About Boy by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake.  Now you can discover even more about Roald Dahl's childhood, including some secrets he left out. Some are painful, some are funny, but all of them are TRUE.

More About Boy by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake. Now you can discover even more about Roald Dahl's childhood, including some secrets he left out. Some are painful, some are funny, but all of them are TRUE.

Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers' Edition) by Saroo Brierley. Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.

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Unmasked by Turia Pitt, Bryce Corbett. It's been 5 years since Turia Pitt made headlines for having barely survived her ordeal in the desert. And in that time, she has become one of the most inspirational women in Australia. Via her first book, Everything To Live For we know about the why, how and what of that fateful day in Sep 2011. We know how she died 4 times on the operating table and her tortuous road to recovery. This book unmasks the real Turia- funny, fierce, intelligent, flawed.

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