Lucky Pineapple Books
Beyond Abuse: A Recovery Guide for Men and Women in An Era of Me, and All of Us, Too
When women and men experience trauma or severe life stressors including sexual abuse, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Acclaimed Australian motivational speaker Di Riddell’s great passion is showing you that you can re-activate and tap into your inner confidence and self-esteem bringing new energy and joy into your life, so you can know yourself as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.
Abuse knows no boundaries: it has many faces and wears different masks. The new edition of BEYOND ABUSE contains Di’s advice for abuse victims in modern times of both genders and nine original stories contributed from real men and women of all ages.
Mental and physical abuse has been happening before #metoo exposed it as an unfortunate everyday occurrence. Di is a mature woman whose passion is living with confidence after healing from sexual abuse. She shows a real and authentic approach to life and shares freely her incredible experiences, turning lemons into lemonade.
Everyone Is a Supermodel
A woman’s – or man’s – total package isn’t only about what you look like. Keli Lenﬁeld learned this lesson firsthand when her Paris modelling agent placed her on an unhealthy diet of orange juice and water.
Since then, she has fought to make “diet” a naughty word in her vocabulary and yours.
“For whatever reason, we all have something about ourselves we don't like. I figure this is one of the cons of being part of the human race,” she writes in her first book, Everyone Is A Supermodel: Secrets For Any Career Based On My Modelling Experiences.
“How we were born gets painted, prodded, wax, buffed and injected to either look like someone else or believe we will be happier when we look in the mirror.”
But there is more to making it in life than a body confidence pep talk. You need to impress a potential boss, prepare a positive social media image, craft an impeccable resume and nail a job interview. Invited to an impromptu event where you’ll network further? You need to be ready for that too.
Readers can count on additional advice from successful industry professionals, such as Marie Claire Australia’s national advertising manager Anne-Marie Clarke, popular turntable goddess DJ Dakota and London-based PR executive Nicole Crowley.
Toddy the Tomcat and Other Tales
Television actor Renato Rizzuti's first children's book is a throwback to early 20th century juvenile fiction, when the world knew rhymes from books not rap, from Dr. Seuss not Dr. Dre. The stories, told in verse and accompanied by beautiful full colour illustrations from artist Eleonora Bekbulatova, switch from teaching kids about why zebras have stripes to accepting racial equality amongst peers. Each tale's length is concise enough for a young one's short attention span. The digital download is enhanced so photos load smoothly on any electronic device.
The Big Bad Wolf Strikes It Rich! Fairy Tale Wall Street Memoirs
The Big Bad Wolf isn’t who you think he is. For starters, he has a legal name – Aladdin Todd Jackson – and from the time he meets the magical genie trapped in a recycled energy drink can, he embarks on a grand, wolfy Wall Street adventure. In stories based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales and European folklore with a modern Manhattan twist, come along as this luxury loving wolf with a heart of gold beneath his scary teeth learns lessons about business and real life.
Pirate Maiden: Caitlin, The Irish Sea Princess
Arrr, it’s a pirating adventure for ye young sea urchins! Caitlin was like any other teenage Irish lass helping her parents tend to sheep – until she was kidnapped by filthy pirates. A young pirate boy aboard her kidnapper’s ship has a secret: what is it, and what lies in store for her in the process of becoming a pirate maiden herself?
Ingrid Has Two Dads
Has anyone ever made you feel like you weren't normal? As Ingrid finds out, the only people who think gay life isn't normal are the weirdos themselves! One day at the playground, the class mean girl, Veronica, shouted, "Ingrid is a freak!" with her snotty friends. Why? Because Ingrid has two dads. When Ingrid makes the mistake of pushing Veronica, the school principal decides not to punish her but make Ingrid write a journal exploring why her dads are as normal as any other parents. As Ingrid learns in the course of her assignment, so many "normal" people she didn't know are actually gay...and her dads are pretty cool!