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Book Review: Yearbook by Seth Rogen

Yearbookby Seth Rogen Rating: ★★★★★ Published by Hachette AustraliaPublication Date: 12th May 2021Australian RRP: $32.99 “A collection of funny personal essays from one of the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express and one of the producers of The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys.” I’ve always loved Seth Rogen’s movies from the many years I spent watching Superbad over and over, to…… Continue reading Book Review: Yearbook by Seth Rogen

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Book Review: All The Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks

All The Young Menby Ruth Coker BurksRating: ★★★★★ Published by Hachette AustraliaPublication Date: 24th of November, 2020Australian RRP: $32.99 “In 1986, 26-year-old Ruth Coker Burks visits a friend in hospital when she notices that the door to one of the patient’s rooms is painted red. The nurses are reluctant to enter, drawing straws to decide…… Continue reading Book Review: All The Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks

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Book Review: Bad Girls & Wicked Women by Jan Stradling

Bad Girls & Wicked Women: The Most Powerful, Shocking, Amazing, Thrilling and Dangerous Women of All Time by Jan Stradling Rating: ★★★1/2 Published by Allen & Unwin Publication Date: 2008 Australian RRP: $18.17 “A historic survey of 22 of the most ruthless and ambitious women in history. These are sassy, brilliant, magnetic, cunning and tough-as-nails…… Continue reading Book Review: Bad Girls & Wicked Women by Jan Stradling

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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Rating: ★★★★★ “At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient…… Continue reading Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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Book Review: The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher Rating: ★★ When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognised. Today, her fame as an author, actress,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Princess Diarist

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Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick Rating: ★★★★★ Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep…… Continue reading Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

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Book Review: Talking as Fast as I Can

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham Rating: ★★★★★ In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new…… Continue reading Book Review: Talking as Fast as I Can