Book Review: Living The 1960s is an exuberant collection of facts & personal memories from a wonderful chapter in history

The National Library of Australia’s publishers have managed to turn back time with their latest book, Living The 1960s. In the book, Australian actress and comedian, Noeline Brown takes us all for a stroll down memory lane through an important decade in her life, and in the lives of her contemporaries. Living the 1960s is a fun slice of nostalgia and a gorgeous chronicle of this significant period from history.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Craigh Wilson’s Intuitive is an empowering volume for those seeking change

The world is becoming increasingly complex and fast-paced. Many people are feeling out of touch with their spiritual sides and this can manifest itself in a series of mental and physical ailments. Intuitive is a book written by Craigh Wilson, an experienced medical and business intuitive who has spent decades working in an area that ultimately draws upon new-age topics and popular psychology. This volume is a decent one that offers up some intriguing points and pieces, which allow for further thought and exploration.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: The Not So Subtle Art Of Being A Fat Girl shows that you can succeed by embracing imperfections

Tess Holliday is a woman that knows all about obstacles. Standing at five-foot-five and wearing a size 26 in clothes, there was a time when if she’d told people she was an aspiring model their reactions would have been laughter and/or scorn. But these days she can thumb her nose at her detractors, because she is now a major social media influencer with millions of followers. She is also considered the world’s first bona fide plus-sized supermodel. In The Not So Subtle Art Of Being A Fat Girl she tells us her story with the same frank and direct manner that she exhibits in interviews, with both positive and negative results.... Read More | Share it now!

Art Gallery of NSW’s Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium is a visceral and stunning study in bold contradictions

It is clichéd to say that a picture tells a thousand words. But there’s also some truth to this and one photographer who certainly knew and appreciated how an image could confound or shape one’s perception is Robert Mapplethorpe. He is the late artist, photographer and former muse to Patti Smith. The Perfect Medium is a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, and it’s one that is playful and relishes in challenging our expectations and ideas about identity, sexuality, masculinity and more.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Shine Like It Does is a sparkly new biography about Michael Hutchence & INXS

This year marks the 20th anniversary since the death of the legendary, Michael Hutchence. In this time, a lot of books and articles have been published about this enigmatic man. A new biography, Shine Like It Does, from journalist Toby Creswell, may not be the most necessary title, but his book is an intriguing one; with Creswell managing to find the right balance between telling the truth and mere hagiography.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Detours is a rock memoir celebrating Mr Tim Rogers’ storytelling prowess, wit & wisdom

As any self-respecting You Am I fan knows, Tim Rogers can spin a yarn or ten. What they may not realise is that this legendary songwriter, artist, and musician has also achieved this in a book format, without the need for a guitar, mic-stand or a drink. Okay, maybe he did need the latter. His debut memoir, Detours, is a fabulous and personal read that takes in so many different topics that you feel like you’re having your own personal heart-to-heart with the dapper gentleman himself.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Your Brain Knows More Than You Think is an important & contentious book about pioneering brain research

A book like Your Brain Knows More Than You Think is one that challenges you to leave your assumptions at the door. Originally written by psychologist and neurobiologist Niels Birbaumer, and translated into English by David Shaw, it provides some compelling arguments and case studies from the research and practice undertaken by Birbaumer, and others in this ground-breaking and innovative field. It’s also one that is not without controversy, but that’s because in some cases the stakes can be quite high, especially in trying to achieve things that seem impossible.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: The Wisdom of Oz includes funny observations by those true blue wizards of Oz

Australians let us all rejoice for we are a nation full of self-deprecating individuals with a great wit and a keen sense of humour. Never has this been more apparent than in the book, The Wisdom of Oz. This should be required reading for every true blue Aussie (forget the citizenship test) because it’s chock full of excellent pearls of wisdom and pithy comments that encapsulate the profound, the peppery and the profane. It’s the kind of thing that will leave you proud to call Australia home, let’s raise our beers and celebrate.... Read More | Share it now!