Explore our picks of this year’s most talked-about books with the Auckland Libraries Top 100!
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There is a man in your future who is going to love you like nobody's business ... and that man is you! Quirky, kitsch and delightfully camp, Kita Mean - Nick Nash by day - inspires fans to live life as their authentic selves, inside and out.
With searing honesty and bags of laughs, Minnie Driver tells us how things not working out so often worked out remarkably well and how reaching for the dream is easily more interesting, expansive, sad and funny than the dream itself coming true.
Travelling from Wenzhou to Xi'an to New York, Made in China is a fierce memoir unafraid to ask thorny questions about trauma and survival in immigrant families, the meaning of work and the costs of immigration.
In 2018, after the introduction of marriage equality in Germany, Ben Fergusson and his German husband Tom became one of the first same-sex couples to adopt. Fergusson reflects on his long journey to fatherhood and the social changes that enabled it.
The amazing true story of Dave ‘the Brown Buttabean’ Letele and how he turned his life around. Dave Letele’s incredible life has taken him from footy to failure, crime to community, fat to fit and riches to rags - and back again.
Chloe Cooper Jones was born with a rare congenital disorder, sacral agenesis. Taking on personal and ethical questions, Chloe challenges our own complicity with otherness and invites us on a journey into the mirror in search of a new way of seeing.
This is Viola Davis' story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day. Hers is a story of overcoming, a true hero's journey.
A visceral true story about the stark realities of life along the most dangerous migrant route across Africa, North to Paradise is a portrait of extraordinary resilience, the beauty of kindness in strangers and the power of giving back.
Zarifa Ghafari was 24 when she became the first female mayor of Wardak. Her astonishing memoir offers an unparalleled perspective on the last two decades in Afghanistan, written with honesty, pain and, ultimately, hope.
This is Ruby Tui. An open, raw and honest account of her journey from a troubled and unstable childhood, searching for a better option in life, to become one of the most successful women's rugby players in the world.
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