Category: Book Club

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Laswon’s “mostly true memoir” Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a laugh out loud story of growing up in rural Texas with a pretty whacky family. It’s also a tale of survival, strength and lessons learned from living with and surviving depression and anxiety. Her second novel, Furiously Happy is a must read for anyone… Read more »

Heartline by Dr Brendan Carson

Heartline is a funny, thought-provoking book is a series of short stories written by my good friend Dr Brendan Carson. All true stories, with the profits going to fund cardiac monitors for the small hospital in WA where Dr Carson works. The man has a heart of gold AND a sense of humour. Dr Tonia… Read more »

The Joy of Sex by Dr Alan Comfort

Sex is a complex life skill, and a little bit of instruction, inspiration and illumination never went astray. I was given a copy as a wedding present, many, many years ago. The new edition has much less hair. LOL!

Where Did My Libido Go? by Dr Rosie King

Dr Rosie King, one of Australia’s favourite sex therapists, has written two excellent books for couples. Where Did My Libido Go and Good Loving, Great Sex. Read through these and put sticky notes in the bits that resonate for you and use as a springboard for starting a conversation with your partner.

Women’s Stuff by Kaz Cooke

Kaz Cooke does a great job of providing wise, accurate and amusing advice on Girl Stuff and Women’s Stuff. Get both. Give the Girl’s Stuff to your daughters and keep the Women’s Stuff to lend to your girlfriends (after you have read it your self, of course). Goes well with tub of ice-cream and a… Read more »

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

The Danish Girl is a fictionalised account of the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery.  I saw the movie first and the read the book with the superb performance of Eddie Redmayne at the forefront of my mind’s eye. Gorgeous, sad. Have the tissues ready.

The Course of Love by Alain De Botton

Anything by Alain De Botton. The man could write a shopping list and I’d read it. Start with The Course of Love. Compulsory reading for anybody wanting to stay in love and trying to understand sex. Currently working my way through Self-knowledge published by The School of Life. I have a bit of a crush on… Read more »