April book releases

April 19, 2005

April book releases

Odd Socks
Ilsa Evans
Macmillan Australia
Terry Diamond is spirited woman with an envious chest and flirty disposition however she always chooses the safe route in life. Highly organized and structured, she doesn?t seem to be moving her career as a library officer. Her best friend, Camilla seems to be having a wonderful affair and Terry seems to still have her pink overall wearing handyman boyfriend. After her daughter gives birth on the living room floor then proceeds to move her boyfriend in, Terry dreams of another life, a life where she can at least read a book in peace. But could her dreams of peace be replaced by intrigue and love when a mysterious stranger moves into the neighborhood. A stranger who quite possibly change her safe organized world. Odd Socks is a wonderful read. A book you can relate to filled with humour, household wisdom and warm heartedness.
RRP $30.00 but only $27.00 if you buy from the SheSaid Bookshop

Vanishing Acts
Jodi Picoult
Allen and Unwin

Jodi Picoult?s books are always fascinating. It?s rare to find a book that is filled with intelligent intrigue similar to a mystery or adventure book that also analyses the complexity of human emotions and relationships. Vanishing Acts manages to pull this off. Delia Hopkins is the 28-year-old daughter of Andrew. She has led a wonderful life and although she grew up without a mother, her father managed to give her more love and security than many two parent families can give. As she prepares to marry her fianc?, the father of her child, she begins to experience bizarre memories of a life she never knew. When the police arrive at her house, startling events begin to unfold which forces Delia to question who she really is. If you?re curious about what makes different people tick, check out Jodi Picoult?s books.
RRP $29.95 but only $26.96 if you buy from the SheSaid Bookshop

The Woman I Am
Helen Reddy
Harper Collins

The lady behind the female anthem ?I am woman ? hear me roar? has written these honest memoirs of her life growing up in Australia and her journey to fame in America. From her humble beginnings as a daughter of vaudevillians, Helen always had show business in her life. She performed in her first show with her a father at age four and never looked back. With determination and a feminist spirit, Helen clambered her way up in the show biz world and ended up being the first Australian to win a Grammy, to have her own prime-time variety show and to have three number one hit singles in one year. Her book is a candid account of her journey so far. She speaks of her loves and her losses, her successes and her failures. It?s all there for the world to see and is a fascinating read.
RRP $29.95 but only $26.96 if you buy from the SheSaid Bookshop

Jump In!
Mark Burnett
Random House

While Mark Burnett does tell the story behind creating and making shows like Survivor and The Apprentice, if you?re looking only for the inside scoop about Survivor, The Apprentice, The Contender, or any of the other shows that Burnett has produced ? don?t buy this book. If you?re looking for some inspiration from someone who has ?jumped in? to experience the most out of life ? do buy this book. Over the past twenty years Mark Burnett become a dominant force in television and has altered its landscape dramatically. This is a book about taking chances and attaining the best you can. Burnett came to the U.S. in the early 80s with nothing. The point of the book is how he went from a nobody [his first job was as a nanny], to a somebody. It?s not full of business do?s and don?ts but is full of how he took chance after chance after chance. Definitely worth reading if you need an injection of positive ?can do? attitude.
RRP $32.95 but only $29.66 if you buy from the SheSaid Bookshop

I Can Make You Thin
Book and CD
Paul McKenna
Random House Australia

There?s no magic diet or cosmic theory for Paul McKenna?s premise. His teaching is basic: cut down on what you are eating. Well that?s just common sense I hear you say! Yes it is common sense, but by reading the book you will reinforce this idea. The CD is a great addition to the book although his voice didn?t make me feel relaxed to listen to the meditation. Paul McKenna is a motivational speaker who has channeled energies into developing a weight-loss system that re-patterns your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs about yourself, your health and food to help you easily get control of your diet and lose weight permanently. Give it a go, I guarantee his method is better more realistic than half the 1001 diet books available on the market.
RRP $27.95 but only $25.16 if you buy from the SheSaid Bookshop

Best Of Bangkok
Lonely Planet

Bangkok is overwhelming. Without guides such as this one is left floundering under the sheer weight of experience that is available to you. This guide does not have everything in it, but it sure comes close. From sight seeing and entertainment, to eating and accommodation, this susinct guide has you covered. It is in a handy pocket size, and comes with simple maps (indispensable!) to help you get around. The directory in the back hold lots of useful tips for the first timer.
RRP $23.90

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