This summer's quirkiest cricket book ...
'All I want is that when I talk to someone about cricket, they don't ask me about the horse,' - Brian Mantle, General Manager, German Cricket Association.
'Curtain calls for Aussie cricketer in Berlin' - Jim Maxwell, ABC cricket commentator.
'A fantastic account of cricket and the battle it has in becoming a loved past time all across the globe’ - Ed Cowan, Australian cricketer and author.Read more
How do you forgive a terrorist for murder?
9/11 and the Art of Happiness by Simon Kennedy is a moving examination of survival and regrowth following a devastating tragedy. How do you forgive a terrorist for murder? How do you forgive anyone who commits a random act of deadly violence against a family member? How do you not give in to stereotypical racial and cultural responses against the offender and his community? And most importantly, how do you learn to be happy again?Read more
Read Dianne Dempsey's review of The Bouncer by Heath Lander here: http://tinyurl.com/l6toukz. She describes it as 'quirky' and 'fascinating'.
Congratulations to the six authors short-listed for the 2014 Finch Memoir Prize. They are:
Sandi Simons, author of A Life Worth Riding will have a stand at Equitana (Sydney Showgrounds from 7-10 November). Visit her and David at 412 Epsom Pavillion. Sandi is well known throughout Australia for her Confidence Clinics. A Life worth Riding is available in store and online today.
Finch Publishing congratulations author Christine Durham on been announced as the 2014 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year.The life of this gifted teacher was turned upside down after she sustained a severe brain injury in a horrific car accident. Christine was determined to return to teaching – a decision that took enormous courage and perseverance.
Heath Lander chats with Natasha Mitchell on Life Matters Radio National about how an assuming 65kg university student became 'the man on the door' for a night club. Heath's memoir The Bouncer was short-listed for the Finch Memoir Prize 2013. You can listen to the interview or download the podcast here: http://tinyurl.com/k7ssuu9
Steve Biddulph's classic Australian non fiction guide to life for men celebrates 20 years in print. Available in-store and online now ($27.99 paperback, $9.99 eBook). http://www.finch.com.au/books/new-manhood-0
From Bouncer to Brush Wielder ... read Good Reading's profile on debut author Heath Lander. His book The Bouncer is out now. http://tinyurl.com/oc83pxg
Is everyone else also feeling newly enthused about Australia's chances in The Ashes after newby Ashton Agar's amazing innings last night? It reminded me that we have a fun cricket book coming out in December that will make the perfect Chrissie present for you - or the cricket tragic in your life. And it has good credentials - both Jim Maxwell and Ed Cowan recommend Andre Leslie's story Batting for Berlin: How one Aussie expat cricketer took on the German nation ... and won.
According to a new study, 30 to 40 percent of couples sleep apart at night. Some couples think this helps enhance their sex life. Is sleeping separately better for making things spicier in the bedroom? Authors Jennifer Adams and Iris Krasnow discussed the issue with Dr Neil Stanley on Huffington Post Live. Watch here: http://huff.lv/120Dedp.
If you missed Richard Glover's heartwarming and moving interview with Marie Williams about her book Green Vanilla Tea, you can listen to the podcast. Green Vanilla Tea is about how Marie and her sons coped with their husband and father's diagnosis of a fatal disease: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/05/31/3771986.htm.
Jane Hutcheon will interview Steve Biddulph on One Plus One today 5 April. Screening times 11:30am on ABC1 and 8:30pm on ABC24. It will repeat tomorrow, Saturday on ABC24 at 5:30pm, on Sunday at 9:3-pm and on Monday at 2:30pm. It's will also be available on the website from Friday evening www.abc.net.au/oneplusone and on iView.
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Research by the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders, based on the Commonwealth Government’s Centrelink data, found that one out of every 160 Australian children is now diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This represents 10,625 children aged between 6 and 12 years.Read more
Birth Stories is a collection of nineteen candid stories by Australian women about the triumphs, challenges and delights of their experiences of childbirth. Each of these women discovered the value of being able to make informed decisions about their maternity care, and had positive and empowering birth experiences.Read more