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Me - Elton John Official Autobiography (Paperback): Elton John Me - Elton John Official Autobiography (Paperback)
Elton John
R419 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Khwezi - The Remarkable Story Of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo (Paperback): Redi Tlhabi Khwezi - The Remarkable Story Of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo (Paperback)
Redi Tlhabi
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In August 2016, following the announcement of the results of South Africa’s heated municipal election, four courageous young women interrupted Jacob Zuma’s victory address, bearing placards asking us to ‘Remember Khwezi’. Before being dragged away by security guards, their powerful message had hit home and the public was reminded of the tragic events of 2006, when Zuma was on trial for the rape of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, better known as Khwezi. In the aftermath of the trial, which saw Zuma acquitted, Khwezi was vilified by his many supporters and forced to take refuge outside of South Africa.

Ten years later, just two months after this protest had put Khwezi’s struggle back into the minds and hearts of South Africans, Khwezi passed away … But not before she had slipped back into South Africa and started work with Redi Tlhabi on a book about her life.

How as a young girl living in ANC camps in exile she was raped by the very men who were supposed to protect her; how as an adult she was driven once again into exile, suffering not only at the hands of Zuma’s devotees but under the harsh eye of the media.

In sensitive and considered prose, journalist Redi Tlhabi breathes life into a woman for so long forced to live in the shadows. In giving agency back to Khwezi, Tlhabi is able to focus a broader lens on the sexual abuse that abounded during the ‘struggle’ years, abuse which continues to plague women and children in South Africa today

Algerian Diary - Frank Kearns and the ""Impossible Assignment"" for CBS News (Paperback): Gerald Davis Algerian Diary - Frank Kearns and the ""Impossible Assignment"" for CBS News (Paperback)
Gerald Davis; Foreword by Tom Fenton
R412 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Frank Kearns was the go-to guy at CBS News for dangerous stories in Africa and the Middle East in the 1950s, '60s, and early '70s. By his own account, he was nearly killed 114 times. He took stories that nobody else wanted to cover and was challenged to get them on the air when nobody cared about this part of the world. But his stories were warning shots for conflicts that play out in the headlines today. In 1957, Senator John Kennedy described America's view of the Algerian war for independence as the Eisenhower Administration's "head in the sand policy." So CBS News decided to find out what was really happening there and to determine where Algeria's war for independence fit into the game plan for the Cold War. They sent Frank Kearns to find out. Kearns took with him cameraman Yousef ("Joe") Masraff and 400 pounds of gear, some of which they shed, and hiked with FLN escorts from Tunisia, across a wide "no-man's land," and into the Aures Mountains of eastern Algeria, where the war was bloodiest. They carried no passports or visas. They dressed as Algerians. They refused to bear weapons. And they knew that if captured, they would be executed and left in unmarked graves. But their job as journalists was to seek the truth whatever it might turn out to be. This is Frank Kearns's diary.

Intimations - Six Essays (Paperback): Zadie Smith Intimations - Six Essays (Paperback)
Zadie Smith
R216 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tronkhond (Afrikaans, Paperback): China Mouton Tronkhond (Afrikaans, Paperback)
China Mouton
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dis ? fassinerende verslag van die lewe in maksimumsekuriteit-gevangenisse, met ? vars invalshoek: China was hondemeester, aan die voorfront tydens tronkgevegte. Gewapen slegs met ? knuppel en sy hond moes hy messtekers en oproeriges afweer. Hy is ? mensch, ? ongeslypte diamant met hart en ondernemingsgees.

Hy herinner aan Bennie Griessel: hy rook en drink straf, sy huwelik is op die rotse, hy sukkel om gevoelens te wys, maar oor ? hond wat doodgaan, grens hy. Sy eerste pos, toe hy net 16 was, was op Robbeneiland, waar hy ? lang, breedgeskouerde gevangene met ? vriendelike gesig gesien skerm het. Hy was self ? bokser en kon sien die man het ? besonderse tegniek, dat hy lig op sy voete soos ? weltergewig was.

Die bokser was Nelson Mandela. Saans het Mandela deur sy tralies vir die seun hardgekookte eiers wat hy afgeskil het, aangegee, dan eet hulle saam en gesels. Mandela het hom altyd aaangepor om verder te gaan leer.

Min Shaw: Sprokie van 'n Liefling - 'n Plakboek van Herinneringe (Afrikaans, Paperback): Shaun Andrew Mynhardt Min Shaw: Sprokie van 'n Liefling - 'n Plakboek van Herinneringe (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Shaun Andrew Mynhardt
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

“Sy bly nog steeds ná 50 jaar in die vermaaklikheidsbedryf ’n nooi soos Min!” – André H. van Dyk

In hierdie pragboek word foto’s en memento’s uit Min Shaw se persoonlike fotoalbums en plakboeke opgeneem. Min se herinneringe aan haar kinderdae, haar transformasie van onderwyseres tot sang- en filmster, en die mense wat haar op haar pad na sukses gehelp het, word in haar eie woorde weergegee. Min deel verder snaakse staaltjies uit haar verlede, skoonheidsgeheime en interessante “Min-feite”. Sy vertel hoe haar geloof haar positief en plat op die aarde hou. Boodskappe aan Min van bekendes soos Corlea Botha, Franz Marx, Lance James en Leon van Nierop word ook ingesluit.

A Most Unlikely Story - A Short Memoir of a Long Life (Paperback): Emy Thomas A Most Unlikely Story - A Short Memoir of a Long Life (Paperback)
Emy Thomas
R526 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R103 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hurricane of Love - My Journey with Beth Wheeler (Hardcover): Dan Wheeler Hurricane of Love - My Journey with Beth Wheeler (Hardcover)
Dan Wheeler
R601 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Happiest Man on Earth - The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor (Hardcover): Eddie Jaku The Happiest Man on Earth - The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor (Hardcover)
Eddie Jaku
R390 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you. Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on a Nazi death march. He lost family, friends, his country. Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the 'happiest man on earth'. Published as Eddie turns 100, this is a powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.

Fast Forward - Volume 2 (Hardcover): Stephen Morris Fast Forward - Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Stephen Morris
R541 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R101 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Praise for Record Play Pause 'A unique and thoughtful musical memoir' Observer 'Gritty coming-of-age story . . . plenty of anecdotes to keep us hooked, and his memories of Joy Division's Ian Curtis are poignant' Daily Mirror Record Play Stop is the stunning second volume of Joy Divison and New Order drummer Stephen Morris's Sunday Times bestselling autobiography.

Black & White & Weird All Over - The Lost Photographs of 'Weird Al' Yankovic '83 - '86 (Hardcover): Jon... Black & White & Weird All Over - The Lost Photographs of 'Weird Al' Yankovic '83 - '86 (Hardcover)
Jon 'Bermuda' Schwartz; Foreword by Weird Al Yankovic
R719 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R151 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Ultimate Classic Rock, and more! "Weird Al" Yankovic is one of music's most beloved figures. A skilled accordion player and songwriter, the California native is known for his meticulous parodies of popular songs, hilarious originals, and, of course, for upbeat polkas! For much of Al's career, one man has been by his side, photographing and documenting the fun and weirdness: longtime drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz. Since meeting Al in 1980, Jon has taken more than 20,000 images of Al in his element: on tour, in the studio, and on video sets. Black & White & Weird All Over presents hundreds of images of Al, culled from Jon's personal collection of black-and-white photography. These photos only existed on contact sheets - out of mind and out of sight - until now! From behind-the-scenes shots taken on the sets of Al's iconic videos for "Ricky," "I Love Rocky Road," "Eat It," and "Living With A Hernia," to studio sessions for Al's IN 3-D and Polka Party! LPs, Black & White & Weird All Over is the ultimate photographic essay of Weird Al's undisputed comedic genius.

Sometimes You Have to Lie - The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy (Hardcover): Leslie Brody Sometimes You Have to Lie - The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy (Hardcover)
Leslie Brody
R612 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R124 (20%) Pre-order

The protagonist and anti-heroine of Louise Fitzhugh's masterpiece Harriet the Spy, first published first in 1964, continues to mesmerize generation after generation of readers. Harriet is an erratic, unsentimental, and endearing prototype--someone very like the woman who dreamed her up, author and artist Louise Fitzhugh. Born in 1928, Fitzhugh was raised in a wealthy home in segregated Memphis, and she escaped her cloistered world and made a beeline for New York as soon as she could. Her expanded milieu stretched from the lesbian bars of Greenwich Village to the dance clubs of Harlem, on to the resurgent artist studios of post-war New York, France, and Italy. Her circle of friends included artists like Maurice Sendak and playwrights like Lorraine Hansberry. In the 1960s, Fitzhugh wrote Harriet the Spy, and in doing so she introduced "new realism" into children's books-she launched a genre of children's books that allowed characters to experience authentic feelings and acknowledged topics that were formerly considered taboo. Fitzhugh's books are full of resistance: to liars, to conformity, to authority, and even (radically, for a children's author) to make-believe. As a commercial children's author and lesbian, Fitzhugh often had to disguise the nature of her most intimate relationships. She lived her life as a dissenter--a friend to underdogs, outsiders, and artists--and her masterpiece remains long after her death to influence and provoke new generations of readers. Harriet is massively influential among girls and women in contemporary culture; she is the missing link between Jo March and Scout Finch, and it's not surprising that writers have thought of her as a kind of patron saint for misfit writers and unfeminine girls. This lively, rich biography brings Harriet's creator into the frame, shedding new light on an extraordinary author and her marvelous creation.

Let Love Rule (Hardcover): Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule (Hardcover)
Lenny Kravitz
R609 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Women And Leadership - Real Lives, Real Lessons (Paperback): Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Women And Leadership - Real Lives, Real Lessons (Paperback)
Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For readers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sheryl Sandberg and Mary Beard, Women and Leadership is a powerful call to arms about the lack of women at the top.

'Who better qualified to delve into this topic?' Business Life

Women make up less than 10 per cent of national leaders, and behind this lies a pattern of unequal access to power. In conversation with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women, Women and Leadership explores gender bias and asks why there aren't more women in leadership roles?

Using current research as a starting point, Gillard and Okonjo-Iweala form questions and hypotheses, then test them on the lived experiences of women leaders such as Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Michelle Bachelet and Theresa May.

Speaking honestly and freely, they talk about having their ideas stolen by male colleagues, about what it's like to be called fat or a slut in the media, and about the things they wish they had done differently. Their stories reveal how gender and sexism affect perceptions of women as leaders, the trajectories of their leaderships, and the circumstances in which they come to an end.

The result is a rare insight into life as a leader, and a powerful call to arms for women everywhere.

Die Brug - Na Die Hel En Terug In Angola (Afrikaans, Paperback): Deon Lamprecht Die Brug - Na Die Hel En Terug In Angola (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Deon Lamprecht
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In vergeelde foto’s van drie dekades gelede staan oopgesigseuns vol bravade voor Ratel-gevegsvoertuie. Hierdie dienspligtiges van 61 Gemeganiseerde Bataljongroep staan aan die begin van hul reis diep in Angola in om vir volk en vaderland te gaan veg.

In ’n bloedige geveg op Valentynsdag 1988 en in die doodsakker by Tumpo sou hul jeugdige onskuld egter sneuwel. In die hitte van die gevegte kom die besef: Nou gaan dit nie oor ideologie nie, maar om oorlewing.

Ná die oorlog gaan die lewe voort, maar die vrae en geestelike letsels wyk nie. In 2018 keer ’n groep van dié ouddienspligtiges terug na Cuito Cuanavale op soek na afsluiting - en om die wrak te vind van die Ratel waarin ’n makker op die laaste dag van die oorlog gesterf het.

Die Brug vertel van hul reis van jong man na veteraan en gee ook ’n stem aan die vroue in hul lewe. Dit is ’n verhaal van ontnugtering, maar ook van trotse kameraderie en genesing.

Saving The Last Rhinos - The Life Of A Frontline Conservationist (Paperback): Grant Fowlds, Graham Spence Saving The Last Rhinos - The Life Of A Frontline Conservationist (Paperback)
Grant Fowlds, Graham Spence
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The remarkable story of Grant Fowlds, a conservationist who has dedicated his life to saving the last rhinos, vividly told with the help of Graham Spence, co-author of the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.

What would drive a man to ‘smuggle’ rhino horn back into Africa at great risk to himself? This is just one of the situations Grant Fowlds has put himself in as part of his ongoing fight against poaching, in order to prove a link between southern Africa and the illicit, lucrative trade in rhino horn in Vietnam.

Shavings of rhino horn are sold as a snake-oil ‘cure’ for colds or impotence, but a rhino’s horn has no magical, medicinal properties. It is for this that rhinoceroses are being killed at an escalating rate that puts the survival of the species in jeopardy. This corrupt, illegal war on wildlife has brought an iconic animal to the brink of extinction.

Growing up on a farm in the eastern Cape of South Africa, Grant developed a deep love of nature, turning his back on hunting to focus on saving wildlife of all kinds and the environment that sustains both them and us. He is a passionate conservationist who puts himself on the front line of protecting rhinos in the wild – right now, against armed poachers; but in the longer term, too, through his work with schoolchildren, communities and policymakers.

In 2016 the number of rhinos poached in South Africa stood at 1054 (Department of Environmental Affairs). In 2017, 529 rhinos had been slaughtered by 24th July. In the last nine years, over 6100 rhinos have been poached in South Africa leaving fewer than 19000 white, and 2000 black rhinos in the country. The situation is critical.

Presidential Spirit - The True Story of an Airman Who Soared Above His Circumstances and the Woman Who Was the Wind Beneath His... Presidential Spirit - The True Story of an Airman Who Soared Above His Circumstances and the Woman Who Was the Wind Beneath His Wings (Hardcover)
Gina S Scheff
R489 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R93 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Agent Sonya - Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Paperback): Ben MacIntyre Agent Sonya - Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Paperback)
Ben MacIntyre
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians In a quiet English village in 1942, an elegant housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted wife and mother-of-three, the woman known to her neighbours as Mrs Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, she was racing through the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific intelligence from one of the country's most brilliant nuclear physicists. Secrets that she would transmit to Soviet intelligence headquarters via the radio transmitter she was hiding in her outdoor privy. Far from a British housewife, 'Mrs Burton' - born Ursula Kuczynski, and codenamed 'Sonya' - was a German Jew, a dedicated communist, a colonel in Russia's Red Army, and a highly-trained spy. From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, and helping the Soviet Union build the atom bomb, Sonya conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century. Her story has never been told - until now. Agent Sonya is the exhilarating account of one woman's life; a life that encompasses the rise and fall of communism itself, and altered the course of history. 'Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else' John Preston 'His best book yet' The Times

Joy Came in the Dawn of a New Day - A Memorial of God's Faithfulness (Hardcover): Jacinta Da Cruz Rodgers Joy Came in the Dawn of a New Day - A Memorial of God's Faithfulness (Hardcover)
Jacinta Da Cruz Rodgers
R413 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Year Of Yes - How To Dance It Out, Stand In The Sun And Be Your Own Person (Paperback): Shonda Rhimes Year Of Yes - How To Dance It Out, Stand In The Sun And Be Your Own Person (Paperback)
Shonda Rhimes 2
R273 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R110 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, reveals how saying YES changed her life - and how it can change yours too.

With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say no when invitations arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. And to an introvert like Shonda, who describes herself as 'hugging the walls' at social events and experiencing panic attacks before press interviews, there was a particular benefit to saying no: nothing new to fear. Then came Thanksgiving 2013, when Shonda's sister Delorse muttered six little words at her: "You never say yes to anything".

Profound, impassioned and laugh-out-loud funny, in Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes reveals how saying YES changed - and saved - her life. And inspires readers everywhere to change their own lives with one little word: Yes.

Born A Crime - And Other Stories (Paperback): Trevor Noah Born A Crime - And Other Stories (Paperback)
Trevor Noah 1
R210 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born A Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Robey Leibbrandt - 'n Lewe van Fanatisme (Afrikaans, Paperback): Albert Blake Robey Leibbrandt - 'n Lewe van Fanatisme (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Albert Blake
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

’n Epiese reis in ’n klein seiljag van Frankryk tot aan die Namakwalandse kus gedurende die Tweede Węreldoorlog, sabotasiepogings en planne om Eerste Minister Jan Smuts in ’n sluipmoord om die lewe te bring . . . In die vroeë 1940’s is die Suid-Afrikaanse publiek aangegryp deur die uitdagende optrede van die Olimpiese bokser en swaargewigkampioen Robey Leibbrandt. Hy was dodelik gekant teen Suid-Afrika se deelname aan die oorlog.

Sy ekstremisme, opvlieënd-heid en onverdraagsaamheid was tipies van ’n politieke fanatikus. Leibbrandt het ’n aanhanger van Nasionaal-Sosialisme geword toe hy in 1936 vir Suid-Afrika in Berlyn aan die Olimpiese Spele gaan deelneem het. Hy was besig met opleiding in Europa toe die oorlog uitbreek. Die Duitse militęre intelligensiediens het hom kort daarna gewerf om sabotasieopleiding te ontvang. Die Duitsers het Leibbrandt teruggestuur na Suid-Afrika as deel van Operasie Weissdorn. Sy missie? Om die militante deel van die Afrikaner-opposisie te werf en met hulle hulp skeeps- en haweinstallasies, asook nywerhede, te vernietig, en om oproer in die Uniemagte te stook.

Dit was nie lank nie of die polisie was op Leibbrandt se spoor en hy is ná een van die grootste polisiesoektogte in hegtenis geneem. Sy hoogverraadsaak in 1943 en 1944 het hoofopskrifte gehaal. Dié biografie werp nuwe lig op hierdie enigmatiese historiese figuur en wat sy fanatisme aangevuur het.

A Story of Love (Hardcover): Melissa Malcolm-Peck A Story of Love (Hardcover)
Melissa Malcolm-Peck
R610 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rebel: Die Lewe Van Kommandant Hans Lötter 1873-1901 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Chris Schoeman Rebel: Die Lewe Van Kommandant Hans Lötter 1873-1901 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Chris Schoeman
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Van al die gebeure in die Kaapkolonie gedurende die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog het die teregstelling van Hans Lötter, asook dié van kmdt. Gideon Scheepers, die meeste emosie onder Afrikaners ontketen. Lötter en sy mederebelle in die Kolonie het die verbeelding van die plaaslike bevolking aangegryp en die Britte maande lank hoofbrekens besorg. Sy gevangeneming, verhoor en teregstelling deur ’n Britse vuurpeloton op Middelburg, Kaap, het groot woede en verontwaardiging veroorsaak en hom verewig as Boeremartelaar in die Afrikaner-volksoorleweringe. Nou word sy boeiende verhaal vir die eerste keer volledig vertel.

A Woman Makes A Plan - Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success (Paperback): Maye Musk A Woman Makes A Plan - Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success (Paperback)
Maye Musk
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"Warm, honest and true--A Woman Makes A Plan is full of insight as well as a good dose of humor, offering readers a lifetime of hard-won advice." --Diane Von Furstenberg The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of "living dangerously--carefully"

Maye Musk is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and friends--and is 71 years old. But things were not always so easy or glamorous--she became a single mom at 31, struggling through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry; and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. But she made her way through it all with an indomitable spirit and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success at what she calls the "prime of her life."

As everyone who follows her obsessively on social media knows, Maye is a fount of frank and practical advice on how the choices you make in every decade can pay off in surprising, exciting ways throughout your life. In A Woman Makes a Plan, Maye shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom on career (the harder you work, the luckier you get), family (let the people you love go their own way), health (there is no magic pill), and adventure (make room for discovery, but always be ready for anything). You can't control all that happens in life, but you can have the life you want at any age. All you have to do is make a plan.

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