Since the 1990s clinical psychologist Dr Timothy Sharp has been helping people to become happier. As the founder of The Happiness Institute in Australia and consultant to numerous large organisations, as well as hundreds of individual clients and families, Dr Sharp has developed a range of simple but effective plans designed to increase happiness levels.Read more
In the prologue to Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have), Mandy Nolan says: 'I will never forget my first love letter. It was a moment that opened me to the possibility that I could be the object of someone else’s desire. I was 11 years old. It was simple, strangely poignant and obnoxious, all at the same time. It said:
"My name is William Sommerfield. I wear white. I have seen you on the bus. If you don’t go with me, you can get ******."
Despite his eloquent turn of phrase I took the latter option. And I have never looked back. Until now.'Read more
We are delighted to announce the publication of a new Mandy Nolan 'femoir' in April this year, Boyfriends We've All Had (and Shouldn't Have). With typically wicked and irreverent wit, Mandy dissects the boyfriend types women fall in and out of love with in their search for Mr Right. Here is an extract, her reminiscences on Mr Shop-a-phobic, to whet your appetite: http://tinyurl.com/ke2tbfh.
Available in paperback and ebook from 1 April.
'Part sport part travelogue, [Andre] Leslie's treatise is a very funny true story about how a group of expatriates formed a cricket team in Berlin and then represented Germany in England and India,' Clare Calvert.
Find out more about Batting for Berlin here.
Australian literary giant Helen Garner praised first-time author Heath Lander's memoir The Bouncer in Spectrum's weekend review of the best books of 2013.
She says, 'Apropos extreme maleness and its secret fits of conscience, The Bouncer (Finch Publishing) is Heath Lander's account of his years in crowd control at Melbourne nightclubs. It's hair-raisingly funny, sometimes grotesque, and surprisingly touching: a remarkable piece of writing.'
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We are pleased to consider manuscript proposals on the following subjects: parenting, social issues, health, childcare and child health, memoir, family relationships, social ecology and relationships. We do not publish fiction. Our books are aimed at the general mass market audience and not solely directed at academics or professionals.
PRACTICAL ADVICE ON THE SENSITIVE SUBJECT OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAUSED BY A PARTNER’S BEDROOM BEHAVIOUR
Cinderella and Prince Charming shared a bed after their happily ever after wedding, right? After all, isn’t that what happy, loving partners do?Read more
Marzipan and Magnolias is a charming, poignant and humorous story that traces Elizabeth Lancaster's complex relationship with her somewhat eccentric mother Ruth. The relationship becomes even more complicated when Elizabeth refuses to acknowledge the early signs of her own incurable illness.Read more