Australia has long been a reliable ally of the United States. But has it become too reliable? Sixty-five years after the signing of the ANZUS treaty, and amid great strategic change caused by the rise of China, it is time for a fresh look at the Australian-American alliance. In Fighting with America, historian James Curran argues that the current intensity in Canberra's relations with Washington has led Americans and Australians to forget past disagreements between the two nations. As the alliance becomes more focused on Asia, Australian and American interests will sometimes coincide - other times they may clash.
The hours were demanding but the pay was good. And the boozy lunches were even better. Australia's advertising agencies enjoyed their reputation as a glamorous and fun place to work. Not surprisingly, many of the nation's brightest and most creative young people were drawn to advertising. Behind Glass Doors ventures into their offices to reveal the inner workings of the Australian advertising agency business during its best decades: the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Drawing on interviews with over a hundred former admen and women across all agency departments, this study offers unprecedented access to the changing world of the advertising agency. It documents the different tasks performed by agency staff - from managing increasingly powerful clients to creating memorable campaigns - as well as the ways that these practices brought Australian agencies into closer contact with international trends and developments.
By telling the story of Australian advertising's 'golden age' through the experiences of those men and women who were responsible for it, Behind Glass Doors reveals that a career in advertising was no ordinary office job.
In the Top End, politics is not a numbers game, it is a blood sport.
In comparison to Rudd, Gillard, Abbott and Turnbull, the goings on in the Northern Territory parliament are like watching troop of monkeys throw faeces at one another.
CROCS IN THE CABINET is partly a serious political book, partly a riotous look at the characters, the scandals and the incompetence of Northern Territory politics. It will make you laugh, cry, wince and shake your head as you read of:
- ministers with strip club bills
- a masturbating minister and the lewd videos he sent someone other than his wife
- why a minister shouted 'we are in love' on the floor of the parliament
- how the chief minister stared down a coup
- how an MP forced the evacuation of a hotel
- why an MP went fishing instead of dealing with leadership matters
- exactly how bonkers the NT parliament really is
Written by two of the NT NEWS'S best journalists, Walkley award-winning Ben Smee and award-winning Christopher A Walsh, this is FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL meets BASIL FAWLTY.
Lee Lin Chin - fashionista, newsreader, Gold Logie loser, social media superstar and Prime Chinister of Australia - has finally deigned to write an advice book. Here she shares her views on all the important topics, from acceptable careers (bartender; brewer) to her favourite cocktail recipe (beer, preferably obscure Japanese, served on ice). Written with Lee Lin's inimitable flair and contempt for all beneath her, this book will give you the Chinspiration you need to live a transcendent life.
'...Comedy writing is a tough art. It requires concision, precision and an intuitive sense of how the reader is going to formulate your sentences in their mind. It needs a poet’s grasp of language, an encyclopaedic knowledge of culture, high and low, and a vast array of euphemisms for embarrassing bodily functions.' - Luke Ryan
From memoir and satire, to spoofs and silliness, this collection combines the best writing of 2016 with new pieces from the funniest people working today.
If you are so unfortunate as to have contracted the low habit of smoking, be careful to practise it under certain restrictions
With nineteenth-century fashions constantly changing, but the importance of the baffling social codes entirely rigid, a newly-prosperous and bewildered middle class was in dire need of careful guidance and advice. With the help of his mysterious lady friend, Charles William Day has a kind-hearted mission: If these 'hints' save the blush upon one cheek, or smooth the path into 'society' of only one honest family, the object of the author will be attained. Here is a book which walks the hopeful reader through the finer details of dining, smoking, dancing, flirting, card-playing, walking and talking.
Hints on Etiquette is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.
A totally up-to-date compendium of the sharpest, wittiest and downright rudest insults in human history, whether you're searching for the perfect elegant riposte, the rudest polite letter ever written, or a brutal verbal sledgehammer.
'Authors are easy to get on with - if you're fond of children.' - Michael Joseph, publisher
'May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits' - Arab curse
'I married beneath me - all women do.' - Nancy Asquith
'Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.' - Albert Einstein
'Your blistered crotch!' - insult from the Marquesas Islands
There's no pleasure like a perfectly-turned put-down (when it's directed at somebody else, of course) but Matthew Parris's Scorn is sharply different from the standard collections. So here is a selection of the funniest, sharpest, rudest and most devastating insults in history, from ancient Roman graffiti to the battlefields of Twitter. Drawing on bile from such masters as Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth I, Boris Johnson, Paul Keating, Groucho Marx, Princess Anne, Winston Churchill, Mae West and Alastair Campbell - which form an exchange between voices down the ages - Scorn shows that abuse can be an art form, and this collection includes extended literary invective as well as short verbal shin-kicks.
Encompassing literature, art, politics, showbiz, marriage, gender, nationality and religion, Matthew Parris's sublime collection is the perfect companion for the festive season, whether you're searching for the perfect elegant riposte, the rudest polite letter ever written, or a brutal verbal sledgehammer.
Putting his unique spin on our sporting life, Peter FitzSimons celebrates the tall tales and true, the outrageous yarns and the knockabout humour from the footy fields, cricket grounds, dressing rooms, bars and commentary boxes of Australia. From the clever sledges behind the bales and the goalposts to the quick wit of lounge room commentators and the ever so slightly exaggerated tales of holes in one and other great sporting feats, comes this collection of wicked tales, killer quotes and puffed up stories of sporting prowess that it will make you chuckle, roll your eyes and say, 'Seriously...you have to laugh'!
Alain de Botton meets Russell Brand in this glorious rant about everything that drives you mad about the modern world.
How did everything get so dumb?
How did we become hostages to idiocy?
What must we do to be freed from a captor whose ransom note simply reads, 'D'oh'?
The deteriorating quality of our public debate and the dwindling of common sense in media, politics and culture can drive you to despair and rage. It certainly drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a desperate act: befriending each other for long enough to write a book.
Join forces with these uneasy allies to fight against a world that has lost its reason. Explore what's behind the remorseless spread of idiocy, and why there's just so much damn Stupid around you.
Stupid isn't just ignorance; it's not just laziness. Worse than the absence of thought, Stupid is a virus that drains our productivity and leaves us sick and diminished. And Stupid has a long, complex and terrible past, one we need to understand in order to defeat it.
A Short History of Stupid traces the origins of this maddening ill, examining the different ways in which we've been afflicted over the last three thousand years. It damns those who have spread Stupid and celebrates the brave few who resisted. It shows how Stupid tightens the grubby grip of the foolish around our throats.
Hilarious, smart, unpleasant, infuriating and rude, A Short History of Stupid is at once a provocation and a comfort. It will spark debate, soothe the terminally frustrated and outrage the righteously Stupid. It is a book whose Stupid time has come.
This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
Deadly spiders that survive for days under water...
Centipedes so big they poison snakes...
Prehistoric monsters 'patrolling' our beaches...
Those are just three reasons why Australia is the craziest. But there are more - 88 reasons, in fact, and you'll find them in this book with the pictures to prove it.
88 Reasons Why Australia Is The Craziest is shocking proof that Australia is a terra insanius of deadly flora and fauna and psychotic weather. Then there are the hardy human inhabitants still in denial...
With yarns to make you shriek and freaky photographs that'll blow your mind, 88 Reasons Why Australia Is The Craziest shows why you should:
* Never visit Australia in the first place, or
* If you're already here, never leave the safety of your own home.
Back pain is no laughing matter, but perhaps it should be. Research shows that if you use a bit of humour to help you deal with your aches and pains, you will recover more quickly. The Back Pain Handbook contains exercises, strategies and some gentle humour along the way to help you manage your back pain.
During even one episode of back pain, physical and emotional changes register in the brain. The physical effects include the muscle weaknesses that occur and the way the body learns to adapt to them. The emotional result is how you alter your thinking and make changes in your lifestyle, without even realising that you have done so.
Advances in technology now reveal more about back pain and how you can manage it better. Back pain can slow you down, interfere with your activities, alter your thinking and restrict the daily life decisions you make. It does not have to be this way.
The Back Pain Handbook will help if you are exhausted, tired of having to live with back pain and ready to learn:
* How to strengthen your core muscles to prevent your back from locking
* Why previous injuries can hamper your recovery from back pain and how you can change this
* Exercise and solutions for your back and for your whole body, for better posture and fitness, and
* Strategies to get you through an acute episode and prevent longstanding back pain.
Neuroscience studies the brain. A full examination of what we mean by the term 'mind' has traditionally been the province of philosophers, but here Daniel Siegel explores what neuroscience can teach us - how the mind differs from consciousness and how we know who we really are.
In Mind, Siegel brings his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to this most perplexing of topics. He explores the nature of the who, how, what, why and when of our mind - of our self - from the perspective of neuroscience. Mind captures the essence of our true nature, our deepest sense of being alive, here, right now, in this moment.
How science explains it is one of the most exciting journeys into knowledge that we can take.
ABC TV's The Checkout has managed to delight and inform consumers while challenging and infuriating big business. Keeping the same mix of irreverence and information as the top-rating ABC show, The Checkout is a fabulously funny read that also gives readers the knowledge and tools they can use in everyday consumer interactions. Featuring illustrations, photographs, break-out boxes and heaps of incredibly useful (and mind-boggling) information and observations, there are sections on:
* How To Return This Book: a look at consumer rights when it comes to returning items using the purchase of the book as a case study
* Do This Right Now: Consumer advice that can save readers money instantly
* The Checklist: simple, one-page checklists of things consumers need to be aware of before making certain transaction (eg buying car insurance)
* Product versus Packshot
* Guilty Mum
* Signs of the Times
* Loving Pet Owner
* First World Problems
The Checkout is a no-holds-barred, irreverent and entertaining approach to explaining and exposing the ways that all of us are being ripped off. You can't afford not to read this book!
From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world.
In corners of the globe where fault-lines seethe into bloodshed and civil war, foreign correspondents have, for hundreds of years, been engaged in uncovering the latest news and - despite obstacles bureaucratic, political, violent - reporting it by whatever means available. It's a working life that is difficult, exciting and undeniably glamorous.
We Chose to Speak of War and Strife brings us pivotal moments in our history - from the Crimean War to Vietnam; the siege of Sarajevo to the fall of Baghdad - through the eyes of those who risked life and limb to witness them first hand, and the astonishing tales of what it took to report them.
These stories celebrate an endangered tradition. Where once despatches were trusted to the hands of a willing sea-captain, telegraph operator or stranger in an airport queue prepared to spirit a can of undeveloped film back to London, today the digital realm has transformed the relaying of the news - even if the work of gathering it in the field has changed little.
Weaving the tales of the greats of yesterday and today, such as Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, Don McCullin and Marie Colvin, with extraordinary accounts from his own lifetime on the frontlines, this is a deeply personal book from a master of the profession, the most distinguished foreign correspondent of our time.
As well as being a prize-winning, bestselling novelist, Siri Hustvedt is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the fields of neurology, feminism, art criticism and philosophy. She believes passionately that art and science are too often kept separate and that conversations across disciplines are vital to increasing our knowledge of the human mind and body, how they connect and how we think, feel and see.
The essays in this volume - all written between 2011 and 2015 - are in three parts. A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women brings together penetrating pieces on particular artists and writers such as Picasso, Kiefer and Susan Sontag as well as essays investigating the biases that affect how we judge art, literature, and the world in general.
The Delusions of Certainty is an essay about the mind/body problem, showing how this age-old philosophical puzzle has shaped contemporary debates on many subjects and how every discipline is coloured by what lies beyond argument-desire, belief, and the imagination. The essays in the final section, What Are We? Lectures on the Human Condition, tackle such elusive neurological disorders as synesthesia and hysteria.
Drawing on research in sociology, neurobiology, history, genetics, statistics, psychology and psychiatry, this section also contains a profound consideration of suicide and a towering reconsideration of Kierkegaard. Together they form an extremely stimulating, thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of some of the fundamental questions about human beings and the human condition, delivered with Siri Hustvedt's customary lucidity, vivacity and infectiously questioning intelligence.
Over the past century, we have learned a staggering amount about human nature and how to deal with disaster - yet we keep having car crashes, floods and financial crises. Why is this so? The answer is partly that our desire to make life safer inevitably comes into conflict with the equally irrepressible desire to make things bigger and more complicated. It is our nature to safeguard our world - and yet sometimes, more often than we realise, the very things we create to protect ourselves, end up being the things that threaten our safety and well-being. Take for example anti-locking braking systems on cars - designed to stop us skidding, they actually encourage us to drive faster. Or the 2008 financial crisis - did the steps taken to make the economy more stable in the preceding years encourage behaviour that made a new, devastating crisis inevitable? Experience shows us that we can never build a completely foolproof system because humans will always find a way to muck it up. But we can learn from past mistakes and understand that in order to thrive, we must not take the reckless path or the path that seems safest, but a measure of something in between. In engaging stories and practical takeaways Foolproof shows us how to stop trying to make the world unbreakable, and take advantage of risk.
From the Pulitzer Prize winner and No.1 international bestselling author of The World is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the twenty-first century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.
In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike any he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them. Friedman's thesis is that to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet's three largest forces - Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss) - are all accelerating at once, transforming the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics and community. An extraordinary release of energy is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world - or perhaps to destroy it.
Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to think about this era of accelerations. It's also an argument for 'being late' - for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we're passing through and reflecting on its possibilities and dangers. He shows us how we can anchor ourselves as individuals in the eye of this storm, and how communities can create a 'topsoil of trust' to do the same for their increasingly diverse and digital populations.
Written with his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, and with unequalled access to many of those at the forefront of the changes he is describing all over the world, Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's most ambitious book - and an essential guide to the present and the future.
In the summer edition of Meanjin, Miles Franklin award winner Alexis Wright puts a challenging question: who should have the right to tell Aboriginal stories? Katharine Murphy reflects on the passing tides of parenthood, Tim Dunlop wonders what we'll all do in a world that has moved beyond work, Arnold Zable looks at the resilient beauty that can come from the depths of evil inhumanity. There's new memoir from Fiona Wright, fiction from John Kinsella and Beejay Silcox, and a fresh brace of new Australian poetry, including work by Anna Kerdijk Nicholson and Geoff Page. Plus, Commonplace: a new regular column from the legendary John Clarke.
Beautifully nostalgic Adelaide stories - originally published in Bob Byrne's hugely popular Boomer column in the Adelaide Advertiser - now available in one bumper book. Remember eating AMSCOL ice cream at the Royal Show? The Birdman Rally at the Bay? When Burger King was on Anzac Highway? Or 'Futuro' the 'flying-saucer' building in North Adelaide in the '70s and '80s? Take a gloriously sentimental trip down memory lane with Bob Byrne as he shows us - through his Boomer articles and images - the Adelaide of yesteryear that we still dearly love.
All new adventures from everyone's favourite Aussie larrikin. Nick's debut book TALES OF THE HONEY BADGER was the runaway humour and sport bestseller of 2015 and he's back in 2016 with a bumper book of yarns and tall stories. Packed with Nick's sensational sayings, ripper yarns and pure Aussie wisdom, this new book is a charming collection of stories celebrating the importance of family, mates, rugby, getting out amongst it (i.e. seeing the world) and pen-portraits of 'buggers I've run into'. Nick's fantastically hilarious stories include: a spot of helicopter fishing in the Kimberley and Northern Territory with the old man; lending a coaching hand to the Norwegian Rugby team; passing on some Rugby insights to the Thai netball team; and rambling tales of life in the Cummins clan. You won't want to miss it. Hold onto your hat, it's going to be a bonza year.
When Sherlock Holmes wrestled with Dr Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls, he was employing a system of self-defence that was all the rage in Victorian Britain. In an age when footpads and fogle-snatchers meant a man of breeding took his life in his hands when walking across town, a martial arts craze took hold that did not escape Conan-Doyle's keen eye for research. Schools sprung up all over London, chief among which was E.W. Barton-Wright's Bartitsu method. The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence commemorates Barton-Wright's exploits and the fighting techniques of the famous sleuth himself (though Conan-Doyle mischiveously spelled it Baristu). Learn how to defend yourself with an overcoat, cane, or umbrella, or even to wield your bicycle against an attacker. Wonderful illustrations based on original photographs instruct the reader in skills that range from the sublime to the elementary.
I hum to myself as I stand looking up at the sky, filled to overflowing with the joy of liberty A Woman's Walks is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.
Exams have never been so hilarious! Banish the horror of school days with this bumper edition of the world's best pupils. Bursting with misunderstandings, misspellings and spirited, if ultimately incorrect, answers, this collection brings together the most head-scratching, side-splitting examples from the F in Exams series.
Be manly; seek no undue advantage. Science and pluck give advantage enough The Noble English Art of Self-Defence is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.
Rules For My Daughter is a collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice for young women and girls. From internet dating ( Never trust a profile pic ) to the practical ( The right friends will appreciate a well timed burp. Your grandmother will not. ) to aiming high ( There's more to life than Being a passenger. Amelia Earhart), this endearing book of rules and quotations is the quintessential instruction manual for becoming a confident and industrious young woman. Hip and witty with a decidedly traditionalist flavour, Rules For My Daughter is meant to evoke simpler times when father knew best and a suitable answer to Why? was Because I said so. Based on the hit blog and presented as a beautifully designed hardback, there is no better gift to celebrate the special relationship between father and daughter.
Rules For My Son is a collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice for boys. From the sartorial ( Men should not wear sandals. Ever ) to the practical ( Keep a copy of your letters. It makes it easier for your biographer ) to even a couple of sure-fire hangover cures ( There is no better remedy than a dip in the ocean ), the book of rules, photos and accompanying quotations is the quintessential instruction manual for becoming a Good Man - industrious, thoughtful, charming, and of course, well-dressed. Hip and witty with a decidedly traditionalist flavour, Rules for My Newborn Son is meant to evoke simpler times when Father knew best and a suitable answer to Why? was Because I said so. Based on the hit blog and presented as a beautifully designed hardback, there is no better gift for the discerning father, father-to-be, or son, this Christmas.
The story of one man who had the guts to lose his gut. This is a book that will finally help an ordinary bloke lose weight. (Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with wearing a red bandana.)
Ever struggled with your weight? Or did you stop struggling years ago and let the pies win? Peter FitzSimons has been there and eaten that. In The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down, he will lead you through the fads that failed him, the diets that died fast and left him furious, and the ways his waistline kept the belt industry in business.
Take tips from someone who knows how to eat and drink way too much. And how to stop. Peter FitzSimons was a large lad with little self-control who has found the light and finally become lighter. In this book he tells you how and shows you who is responsible for you getting fat in the first place. (Spoiler alert: It’s you. And sugar.)
Have you ever wondered which diet works? Well, Peter FitzSimons has devoted his adult life to trying all of them and failing miserably. But you may have noticed this man-mountain has lost a lot of his landspace over the last few years. This is the tale of how that happened and how it can happen to the bloke in your life.
How to Survive a Plague by David France is the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Around the globe, the 15.8 million people taking anti-AIDS drugs today are alive thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts's now classic And the Band Played On in 1987 has a book sought to measure the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. Weaving together the stories of dozens of individuals, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in our history and one that changed the way that medical science is practiced worldwide.
You are not simply the sum output of your genome, write Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. You are the user and inventor of your genome. For years it was accepted knowledge that genes were fixed components of our bodies, and that we as individuals were incapable of altering our genetic make-up. Yet groundbreaking research suggests that changes in lifestyle and diet can greatly influence our genetic predispositions to disease and certain physical and psychological behaviours. Moreover, the adoption of ancient Vedic practices such as yoga and meditation can create genetic mutations that allow us to lead longer and healthier lives. Super Genes includes meditation and breathing practical exercises, as well as information on how to manage risk factors for disease. Combining scientific research with insights from ancient traditions, Chopra and Tanzi show how we need not be at the mercy of our genetic inheritance. Instead, they argue, we have the power to rewire our super genes for health and happiness.
In this book, Prof. Dr. Doeke Post covers the many questions that arise towards the end of life. His purpose is to stimulate a discourse. Giving power of attorney to a trusted person in the spirit of the patient's decisions about the type of medical treatment, but also the termination of life, is an empowering and progressive stride both for health and humanity. Health - or rather, ill health - is a personal choice that requires a critical dialogue between the medical community, family members, religious leaders and of course, one's own concerns - all addressed within a legal framework. The current debate about euthanasia has gone on in the Netherlands for over 70 years and this book provides a clear and balanced guide to the questions surrounding the end of life. Doeke Post also provides suggestions on how to regulate timely power of attorneys. The book is an analysis and vision from fifty years of experience in healthcare practice and policy. Recommended for professionals and lay people who are struggling with end-of-life issues.
There are currently an estimated 50 million people worldwide living with dementia. It is anticipated by Alzheimer's Disease International that this number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 74.7 million in 2030 and 131.5 million by 2050. International author Carolyn Cranwell has 18 years experience as a self-taught Alzheimer's carer. This remarkably insightful book is an easy to read account of a carer navigating her family through her husband Richard's diagnosis of Alzheimer's when he was in his early fifties. Carolyn's thought provoking and entertaining style of writing guides the reader gently through sensitive and confronting topics. Her first hand knowledge and expertise will provide confidence to those wanting to help but feeling uncertain how to approach the person with Alzheimer's, the carer or the family. Navigating Alzheimer's aims to break down the barriers surrounding Alzheimer's disease and make it as familiar a topic of discussion to the public as Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes. Complelling reading for anyone searching for inspiration, courage and resilience.
A leading psychoanalyst shares his experiences working with schizophrenic patients to show how effective talk therapy can be as a treatment Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic medication, world-renowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas asserts that schizophrenics can be helped by much more humane treatments, and that they have a chance to survive and even reverse the process if they have someone to talk to them regularly and for a sustained period, soon after their first breakdown. In this sensitive and evocative narrative, he draws on his personal experiences working with schizophrenics since the 1960's. He offers his interpretation of how schizophrenia develops, typically in the teens, as an adaptation in the difficult transition to adulthood. With tenderness, Bollas depicts schizophrenia as an understandable way of responding to our precariousness in a highly unpredictable world. He celebrates the courage of the children he has worked with and reminds us that the wisdom inherent in human beings-to turn to conversation with others when in distress-is the fundamental foundation of any cure for human conflict.
The Physiology Student's Self-test Visual Dictionary is the all-in-one Physiology reference and study aid. Beginning with an overview of human body systems and of homeostasis (the processes by which the body maintains a steady state), the main chapters are then arranged by body system. It has more than 400 full-colour anatomical illustrations complete with leader lines and labels. Every body part and physiological process labelled on the illustrations is linked to a concise definition. A workbook at the back of the book features more than 100 digitally created line illustrations of parts of the muscular and skeletal systems, so that you can memorize the location of various muscles and bones by colouring in the illustrations. The Physiology Student's Self-test Visual Dictionary is a must-have reference for anyone studying the human body.
The all-in-one reference and study aid Physiology: A Student's Self-test Colouring Book contains more than 200 line drawings, giving sharp and realistic views of the body's systems and structures, clearly illustrating the ways in which they function and interrelate. The physical task of colouring the illustrations imprints on your mind the shape, location and function of each body part and system, making later visualisation and recall much easier. This is a must-have book for medical students and practitioners requiring detailed physiological knowledge.
If you have picked up this book, you probably want nothing more than to understand why you feel the way you do and how to feel better. You want those depressed thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to just go away, right? Inside you'll read about what depression is, how it can derail you, and effective ways to take care of yourself if you are depressed. Full of useful information, helpful self-reflection quizzes, easy-to-do exercises, and based firmly on cognitive-behavioral principles, this book will provide you with a concrete plan that could make huge difference in your health and well-being - a difference that lasts.
Either Way is a graphic novel that teaches teens about the history of gay rights in America, while emphasising the recurring theme that 'It's okay to be gay. Or not. Either way, it's okay.' The book features three stories woven together: a coming-of-age coming out story; a lesson on marriage equality; and the experiences of a gay man in the military. Ages 13+.
This now-classic guide to taking charge of your child's education is the number-one resource for parents and students who home-school or want to supplement. This revised edition gives access to a new supplemental website with additional resources, answers questions about home education and provides advice on practical matters.
Be a calmer, more productive, healthier you - no matter how packed your schedule. Whether it's a 5-minute mindfulness exercise on your commute, a spot of lunchtime yoga or a recipe to boost your energy levels, these bite-sized wellness tips are designed to inject a little zen into an on-the-go lifestyle. Our expert authors offer practical troubleshooting exercises to make you happier, whether at work, home or play.
Other books will tell you how to be hygge. This is the only book that will show you. Though we all know the feeling of hygge instinctively few of us ever manage to capture it for more than a moment. Now Danish actress and hygge aficionado Marie Tourell Soderberg has travelled the length and breadth of her home country to create the perfect guide to cooking, decorating, entertaining and being inspired the hygge way. Full of beautiful photographs and simple, practical steps and ideas to make your home and life both comfortable and cheering all year round, this book is the easy way to introduce hygge into your life. 'Pretty, homey and intimate, scattered with reflections from ordinary Danes' Guardian
Everyone wants to feel good about themselves and make courageous decisions, but few of us manage to sustain this all of the time. In unfamiliar situations it is easy to allow doubt, nerves and self-criticism to hold you back. It doesn' t have to be this way! Here is the antidote to the negative thoughts that can lead to self-doubt. It is a book of mindfulness exercises - instant and effective ways to help you to replace negative thinking with positivity to uncover clarity and confidence within - wherever you are and whatever you are doing. This beautiful but practical title draws on a wide range of psychological techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotional brain training - all of them proven to work. The perfect size to keep in a handbag of pocket, this book has been designed as a tool to keep close by, and to turn to when you need a boost of courage.
Everyone wants to feel happy, but few of us manage it all of the time. With daily challenges to overcome, whether it be at work or in our personal lives, negative thoughts and feelings can easily become part of a daily routine. It doesn't have to be this way! Here is the antidote to the stress and strain of everyday living, a means of breaking the cycle of negative thoughts. Happy is a book of mindfulness exercises - instant and effective ways to 'train' your mind towards a more postiive outlook on life - wherever you are and whatever you are doing. This beautiful but practical title draws on a wide range of psychological techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotional brain training - all of them proven to work. The perfect size to keep in a handbag of pocket, this book has been designed as a tool to keep close by, and to turn to at any point in a difficult day. So, open it up and boost your mood.
IT'S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE is a darkly comic, honest and unapologetic illustrated account of the daily struggles with mental health. Ruby Elliot, aka Rubyetc, is the talent behind the hit tumblr account, 'Rubyetc', which has over 220k followers and growing. Taking readers on a journey through the ups and downs of life, the book will encompass everything from anxiety, bipolar disorder and body image to depression and identity, shining a light on very real problems - all framed with Ruby's trademark humour and originality. Ruby balances mental health with humour, making serious issues accessible - and very funny. With the superb talent to capture the essence of human emotion (and to make you laugh out loud), this book is as important and necessary as it is entertaining. IT'S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE will include mostly never-before-seen material, both written and illustrated, and will be an empowering book that will make you laugh, make you think, and make things ok.
Blame Changer by psychologist Carmel O'Brien, former head of Clinical Services at Victoria's Doncare, provides straight forward answers to common questions and aims to debunk pervasive myths around what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last year called one of Australia's greatest shames domestic violence. But Blame Changer is much more than the definitive rebuttal of some of society's most damaging, ill-informed and pervasive attitudes about domestic violence. It sounds a clarion call for a change in the way we talk - at the dinner table, on social media and in national conversation at the highest levels - about women and the violence they experience. What's more, it's also a practical guide that will help victims of abuse: Blame Changer also shows friends and family how to help a victim of abuse and challenges how the Family Court system responds to allegations of abuse. This is the definitive guide to domestic violence in Australia, by a woman who has worked with countless victims over many years.
Worldwide, increasingly large numbers of people are seeing therapists on a regular basis. In the UK alone, 1.5 million people are in therapy. We go to address past traumas, to break patterns of behaviour, to confront eating disorders or addiction, to talk about relationships, or simply because we want to find out more about what makes us tick. Susie Orbach, the bestselling author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and Bodies, has been a psychotherapist for over forty years. Here, she explores what goes on in the process of therapy - what she thinks, feels and believes about the people who seek her help - through five dramatised case studies. Originally broadcast as a Radio 4 series, here the improvised dialogue is replicated as a playscript, and Orbach offers us the experience of reading along with a session, while revealing what is going on behind each exchange between analyst and client. Insightful and honest about a process often necessarily shrouded in secrecy, In Therapy is an essential read for those curious about, or considering entering, therapy.
Where does creativity come from? Why are some people more creative than others? Eminent neuropsychologist Christine Temple navigates a wide range of factors from the hard science (visual memory, spatial ability, brain functions) to the environmental (the 'mad genius' myth, and Gladwell's 10,000 hours of practice) in her study of what contributes to creativity. Using Pablo Picasso as her model of a creative genius, she weighs up each theory as it applies to Picasso and shows how his own creativity came from a combination of many factors. In this book, she looks at Picasso's playful mindset and passionate relationships, investigates the possibility that genius is genetic and can be inherited in families, considers whether creative genii perceive the world in a different way, and determines whether single-mindedness and focus play a part. This is the first book to look at a multitude of traits in creativity, and nail down the key factors that matter (and also which ones don't) to provide an overall picture of this fascinating area, linking the science to the personal.
From the inimitable New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross “a collection of her most luminous New Yorker pieces” (Entertainment Weekly, grade: A).
A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1945, Lillian Ross is one of the few journalists who worked for both the magazine’s founding editor, Harold Ross, and its current editor, David Remnick. She “made journalistic history by pioneering the kind of novelistic nonfiction that inspired later work” (The New York Times).
Reporting Always is a collection of Ross’s iconic New Yorker profiles and “Talk of the Town” pieces that spans forty years. “This glorious collection by a master of the form” (Susan Orlean) brings the reader into the hotel rooms of Ernest Hemingway, John Huston, and Charlie Chaplin; Robin Williams’s living room and movie set; Harry Winston’s office; the tennis court with John McEnroe; Ellen Barkin’s New York City home, the crosstown bus with upper east side school children; and into the lives of other famous, and not so famous, individuals.
“Millennials would do well to study Ross and to study her closely,” says Lena Dunham. Whether reading for pleasure or to learn about the craft, Reporting Always is a joy for readers of all ages.
Digital, Political, Radical is a siren call to the field of media and communications and the study of social and political movements. We must put the politics of transformation at the very heart of our analyses to meet the global challenges of gross inequality and ever-more impoverished democracies. Fenton makes an impassioned plea for re-invigorating critical research on digital media such that it can be explanatory, practical and normative. She dares us to be politically emboldened. She urges us to seek out an emancipatory politics that aims to deepen our democratic horizons. To ask: how can we do democracy better? What are the conditions required to live together well? Then, what is the role of the media and how can we reclaim media, power and politics for progressive ends? Journeying through a range of protest and political movements, Fenton debunks myths of digital media along the way and points us in the direction of newly emergent politics of the Left. Digital, Political, Radical contributes to political debate on contemporary (re)configurations of radical progressive politics through a consideration of how we experience (counter) politics in the digital age and how this may influence our being political.
Sexuality is power' - so says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer extraordinaire. His virtuous Justine keeps to the rules laid down by men, her reward rape and humiliation; his Juliette, Justine's triumphantly monstrous antithesis, viciously exploits her sexuality. In a world where all tenderness is false, all beds are minefields. But now Sade has met his match. With invention and genius, Angela Carter takes on these outrageous figments of his extreme imagination, and transforms them into symbols of our time - the Hollywood sex goddesses, mothers and daughters, pornography, even the sacred shrines of sex and marriage lie devastatingly exposed before our eyes. Angela Carter delves into the viscera of our distorted sexuality and reveals a dazzling vision of love which admits neither of conqueror nor of conquered.
A full-colour book of 50-or-so cricket tips, each illustrated by John Spooner. The tips cover batting, bowling, fielding, wicket-keeping, strategy, mindset, tactics, fitness, and diet.With brilliant illustrations by award-winning cartoonist John Spooner, and contributions from former Australian and international superstars, such as Allan Border, Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting, Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis, this full-colour book will appeal to a wide range of audiences and age groups, and to men, women, and children.
Glenn McGrath reflects on the events and people that have shaped him, both on and off the pitch, in this honest, insightful and fascinating book.
Glenn McGrath is an Australian cricket great - a fast bowler both feared and admired by top-level cricketers around the world. Off the field, his life was touched by tragedy with the death of his first wife, Jane, from breast cancer, yet has also been marked by a determination to celebrate her life and make sure her legacy helps thousands of others through the McGrath Foundation - now one of Australia's biggest and most effective breast cancer charities.
In Test of Will Glenn gives us an insight into the things that have shaped him both in and out of cricket. He writes about his classic cricketing duels, bowling against master batsmen like Tendulkar and Lara. He shares his great moments, and describes the influence of such legends of the game as Steve Waugh and Shane Warne, and what he learned from them. And away from cricket he writes candidly about finding love with Sara after the tragedy of losing Jane. He relates his experiences starting the McGrath Foundation and the enormous impact it's had on many peoples' lives. He writes about the annual Pink Test in Sydney, how it came about and what it means to him. And he expresses his thoughts on fatherhood, and the joy and responsibilities of raising his three children.
This is Glenn reflecting on the lessons learned from his career and his life in a way that's open, honest and utterly fascinating.
Tracing the contours of the dominant male role today, its history and its clearly defined rules, The Descent of Man explores everything from sex, seriousness and intimidation to clothing, childhood and power, suggesting a more modern model of manhood which may reach escape velocity from the gravity of Traditional Man.
What is masculinity and what can it become? It might seem like a luxury in a world facing climate change and vast imbalances in global wealth, but Grayson Perry sees masculinity as a highly active component in all the big issues. Tracing the contours of the dominant male role today, its history and its clearly defined rules, The Descent of Man explores everything from sex, seriousness and intimidation to clothing, childhood and power, suggesting a more modern model of manhood which may reach escape velocity from the gravity of Traditional Man.
The director of the Design Museum defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design, whether of buildings or of space. Erudite and entertaining, he considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel more comfortable in our identities as Londoners, Muscovites, or Mumbaikars than in our national identities.
*The French Best-seller* 'The book France won't stop talking about...undoubtedly a lovely Christmas gift for anyone with a keen interest in when and how the first vibrator was invented' - Telegraph 'OOH la la...We've come a long way from wrapping Lady Chatterley's Lover in brown paper' - London Evening Standard 'Warm, humane, inclusive, open-minded' - The Times 'A witty account that embraces everything from the earliest humans to the age of cybersex' - Guardian 'Funny, erudite, and devilishly sexy, The Story of Sex is a treat for the whole family (except, perhaps, younger children and muffled prudes)' - The Culture Trip A history of sex, sexuality and human intimacy through the ages, from our primate pasts to our robotic futures Sex is everywhere, yet how many of us truly understand it? Our attitudes to sex and sexuality are forever in flux. Driven by pleasure, power, revenge, a desire for children or simply because it isn't allowed, humans have had sex on the brain since pre-civilisation. But what do we really know? In The Story of Sex, we discover the truth, including: what eroticism really is, when the first couple was established, what phallic festivals were all about, when chastity belts were used and how some ancient civilisations were far ahead of their time when it came to gender equality. We learn how, through the centuries, religion, superstition and morality laws have shaped our view of what is and isn't palatable - with many cultures having come a long way from prohibiting masturbation (by way of a microscope) or considering homosexuality a 'perversion', while others continue to condemn promiscuous behaviour, particularly of women - and how technology and disease have redefined the limits of pleasure and reproduction. The first graphic novel of its kind, The Story of Sex brilliantly and humorously uncovers the most fascinating details of our sexual ancestry, and foretells a future of virtual gratification. Philippe Brenot is a psychiatrist and the Director of Sexology at Paris Descartes University. Laetitia Coryn is a graphic artist and illustrator.
Thinking about the future has become essential. States, corporations, universities, cities, NGOs and individuals believe they cannot miss the future. But what exactly is the future? It remains a mystery Ð perhaps the greatest mystery of all Ð since futures are unpredictable, uncertain and often unknowable, the outcome of many known and unknown unknowns. The future can rarely be simply extrapolated from the present.
In this important new book, John Urry seeks to capture many efforts that have been made to anticipate, visualise, elaborate and perform the future. This includes examining methods that have been used to model the future, from those of the RAND corporation to imagined future worlds within philosophy, literature, film, TV, and computer games. He shows that futures are often contested and saturated with different interests, especially in relation to future unborn generations. He shows how analyses of social institutions, practices and lives should be central to examining potential futures and issues as to who owns the future.
The future seems to be characterised by ‘wicked problems’. There are multiple ‘causes’ and ‘solutions’, long-term lock-ins and complex interdependencies, and social groups having radically different frames for understanding what is at stake. Urry explores these issues through case-studies of 3D printing and the future of manufacturing, contested mobilities in the city, and the futures of energy and climate change.