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Honestly : Notes on Life - Nikki Gemmell

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Nikki Gemmell, mega-selling author of The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body, pens a weekly column in The Weekend Australian magazine, offering up thoughts on subjects as diverse as motherhood after 40, the end of a close friendship, MONA, connecting with nature, the necessity of tweezers, meeting the Queen, oral sex, homecoming, kindness, celibacy within a relationship, and opting out of modern technology.

Famous for her lyrical honesty and for saying those things other women think but dare not say, this collection of Nikki’s first year of columns will offer up thought-provoking and fascinating fodder for debate. There are also three brand new exclusive essays.

About the Author

Nikki Gemmell, who completed a BA in Communication and MA in Writing, is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller The Bride Stripped Bare, and two non-fiction books: Why You Are Australian and Pleasure: An Almanac For The Heart. She now lives in Sydney with her family.

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4.0

the perfect book for those spare minutes in a day

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from Victoria, Australia

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  • Easy to read, perfect sized stories
  • easy to relate to the characters

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    Best Uses

    • time filler book

    Comments about Honestly:

    I loved this book, the stories were very relatable to everyday people. It also made me think about my own life. The pram story made me laugh out loud. I found "Honestly" to be the perfect read for when I had a few minutes to spare.

     
    2.0

    Very personally honest

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    from Queensland

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      • Not What I expected

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        Author writes on a very personal level.

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        5.0

        A female author writes from the heart

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        from Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Her Column Collection
        • Page Turner
        • The Australian Columnist
        • Well Written

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          • All Women Should Read
          • A Mother Of Four
          • Gift
          • She Writes Brilliantly
          • Thought provoking

          Comments about Honestly:

          A great little book to dip into as each column reprinted from The Australian newspaper since she returned to Australia, takes 3 pages. She is a wonderful writer with the ability to touch your innermost feelings especially from the female point of view.

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          'Gemmell certainly knows how to be controversial' - Daily Telegraph

          Nikki Gemmell

          Nikki Gemmell has written four novels, Shiver, Cleave, Lovesong, The Bride Stripped Bare and The Book Of Rapture, and one non-fiction book, Pleasure: An Almanac for the Heart. Her work has been internationally critically acclaimed and translated into many languages.

          In France she's been described as a female Jack Kerouac, in Australia as one of the most original and engaging authors of her generation and in the US as one of the few truly original voices to emerge in a long time.

          The French literary review "Lire" has included her in a list of what it calls the fifty most important writers in the world - the ones it believes will have a significant influence on the literature of the 21st century. The criteria for selection included a very individual voice and unmistakeable style, as well as an original choice of subject. Nikki Gemmell was selected along with such novelists as Rick Moody, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Froer, Rohinton Mistry, Tim Winton, Colum McCann, Michel Faber and Hari Kunzru among others.

          Born in Wollongong, Australia, she now lives in London.

          Visit Nikki Gemmell's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9780732295899
          ISBN-10: 0732295890
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 224
          Published: 1st December 2012
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 13.5  x 1.7
          Weight (kg): 0.19