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The First Lady of the United States pens a letter to her younger self.
From inauguration through to Operation Neptune’s Spear, take a look at the milestones covered in Barack Obama's riveting memoir.
From the influence of family to his political rise and the world events that shaped his presidency, Barack Obama covers enormous ground in his Presidential Memoirs, Volume 1: A Promised Land. Here we break down some of the key themes and turning points.
Settle in for a memorable reading group discussion, with Barack Obama’s long-awaited memoirs: A Promised Land.
In Bachar Houli: Faith, Football and Family, AFL star Bachar Houli reveals how little by little he found his voice as an advocate for inclusion, understanding and tolerance.
The Lioness author shares a message of love, determination and hope.
The international ballet star on dance, deafness and discipline.
Sue Smethurst on five of the remarkable images she discovered while researching the story of her grandmother-in-law.
International ballet star Mary Li reflects on a long-awaited opportunity to dance for the Australian Ballet.
Jesse Fink reveals the machinations of writing a book with one of the biggest drug traffickers the world has ever known.
Turia Pitt on how to make early starts work for you.
Advocate for women's rights, campaigner for peace and genuine trailblazer for equality.
The inspirational author on gratefulness, savouring, self-love and getting through tough times.
From The Space Between: 29 things we wish we could have told ourselves on the final day of university.
Join wine merchant John Baker on a treasure-hunting adventure of a lifetime, in search of Stalin’s secret multimillion-dollar wine cellar.
Paul Verhoeven reveals a strange coping mechanism introduced to his father by ‘a wise, weird and wizened mentor’.
One of Australia's best-loved actors looks back on his lifetime in the spotlight.
Sixteen-year-old Jarryd Roughead’s initiation to senior football was anything but a lucky break.
Bringing the thrill of live music direct to your home.
From Wham!, George & Me, Andrew Ridgely reveals four lesser-known facts about the 1980s pop sensation.
Rebekah Robertson reflects on a monumental day in the life of her daughter.
Bastardy documentary maker Amiel Courtin-Wilson pens a letter to his friend Uncle Jack Charles.
Growing up stationary, Adam Rozenbachs took whatever travel experiences he could get.
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I am Saroo Brierley’s second mother. He came into the lives of me and my husband, John, as a six-year-old from India, making us parents for the first time.
Two summers ago, my wife and I took our daughters to the zoo.
I’m on the highway a few miles out of town when the noise starts: a scraping, grinding din that jackhammers my heart into my stomach.
When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple. I wanted a dog. I wanted a house that had stairs in it— two floors for one family.
The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other.
Mike Levasseur grew up outside Hartford, Connecticut. When he graduated from high school in 1997, he joined the US Army National Guard.
I was born into utter poverty in Mao’s Communist China, one of seven sons of hardworking peasant parents in the north-east.