It’s the time of the year where new beginnings, resolutions and challenges are started. You might want to quit smoking, drinking, take up the gym or walking to work. You might learn a new instrument, or read more books.
But how can you ensure that you won’t give up within the first few months… weeks… ok, ok, days?
Well, we can’t help you out with the gym, you’re on your own there! But we do have some hidden gems to keep you reading.
And anyway, eReaders and tablets are meant to be filled with books. What else are they there for?!
The Cake And The Rain, A Memoir
“I should have known that one of the greatest songwriters of all time would be able to tell a story, his story, without the use of music.” Goodreads Reader
In 1969, Webb was a ‘heavy pot smoker, sexual adventurer, and hopelessly liberal Democrat who hated the war in Vietnam’. Four years later, he was living in his gated mansion, lying for John Lennon and stashing hundred dollar bills and cocaine in his house-safe. During this whirlwind of hedonism, in 1973, Webb accidentally over-dosed on what proved to be street-level PCP. When he awoke from his coma, he wasn’t even able to recognise a piano …
This is the sunning memoir of one of the greatest songwriters of all time: a man with unfathomable talent – and luck.
Not Dumb Not Blonde, Dolly in Conversation
For Dolly, dreams are everything and nothing – you gotta roll your sleeves up and get stuck in.
Collating interviews and encounters with Dolly Parton from 1967 onwards, Not Dumb Not Blonde is as is unfailingly entertaining, frank and feisty as Dolly herself. These are the words of an artist and performer who, beneath the bravado, is deadly serious about her music and career, and this duality proves to be a touching, insightful and joyous read.
Grant & I: Inside And Outside The Go-Betweens
Voted book of the year 2017 by Mojo and Uncut, Grant & I is a rock memoir akin to no other. Part ‘making of’, part music industry exposé, part buddy-book, this is a delicate and perceptive celebration of creative endeavour. With wit and candour Robert Forster pays tribute to a band who found huge success in the margins, who boldly pursued a creative vision, and whose beating heart was the band’s friendship
Parallel Lives, Blondie
Blondie was the iconic New York band led by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. One of the most iconic groups of their generation, Blondie experienced an unparalleled rise to global superstardom during the late 1970s, topping charts and breaking moulds.
This is the definitive, eye-witness account of the group’s long and tumultuous existence.