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Author Archive: Natalie Salvo

Natalie Salvo is a foodie and writer from Sydney. You can find her digging around in second hand book shops or submerged in vinyl crates at good record stores. Her website is at: http://nataliesalvo.wordpress.com

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BOOK REVIEW: Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

BOOK REVIEW: Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

| 31 July 2021 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno Pan Macmillan April 2020 Paperback, $16.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Kids & Children’s books / Personal & Social Issues / Sexuality & Relationships for Children & Teenagers 60% Rocking Rules for Being a Girl is a timely novel, written for young adult […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Melbourne Remember When by Bob Byrne

BOOK REVIEW: Melbourne Remember When by Bob Byrne

| 29 July 2021 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Melbourne Remember When by Bob Byrne NewSouth Books December 2019 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-fiction / Local Interest Topics 75% Rocking Bob Byrne is no stranger to commemorating the past. The radio DJ has written five books where he has looked back at Australian life in the good old days. This […]

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BOOK REVIEW: HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy by Kathy Lette

BOOK REVIEW: HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy by Kathy Lette

| 26 July 2021 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy by Kathy Lette Vintage Australia April 2020 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction / Modern & Contemporary Fiction 65% Rocking Kathy Lette may be in her sixties but she knows a lot about girl talk. The Australian author first came to fame as the co-author of the book, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body written by Mariette Boon and Liesbeth van Rossum and translated by Colleen Higgins

BOOK REVIEW: Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body written by Mariette Boon and Liesbeth van Rossum and translated by Colleen Higgins

| 23 July 2021 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body written by Mariette Boon and Liesbeth van Rossum and translated by Colleen Higgins Quercus March 2020 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Family & Health 80% Rocking   Fat is an organ that is essential for […]

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BOOK REVIEW: HBR’s 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age by Harvard Business Review

BOOK REVIEW: HBR’s 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age by Harvard Business Review

| 1 July 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: HBR’s 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age by Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review  February 2019 Paperback, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Computing & I.T. / Computer Science 90% Rocking The Harvard Business Review is a trusted authority that publishes insightful articles online and in books. […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Hide the Madness – William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg edited by Steven Taylor

BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Hide the Madness – William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg edited by Steven Taylor

| 29 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Hide the Madness – William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg edited by Steven Taylor Three Rooms Press January 2019 Hardcover, $39.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Biographies & True Stories 60% Rocking Don’t Hide the Madness is a book that seems promising. Two founders of the Beat movement, Allen […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Beauty by Bri Lee

BOOK REVIEW: Beauty by Bri Lee

| 25 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Beauty by Bri Lee Allen & Unwin November 2019 Paperback, $19.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Literature, Poetry & Plays / Literary Essays 70% Rocking Where Bri Lee’s debut book, Eggshell Skull, was a behemoth, her follow-up tackles a large topic. In Beauty, she grapples with society’s unrealistic pressures placed on […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley

BOOK REVIEW: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley

| 21 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley Allen & Unwin December 2019 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction Books / Modern & Contemporary Fiction 75% Rocking   The world doesn’t really need another novel inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. But Molly Greeley does such a good job of staying true to […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Just Kids Illustrated Edition by Patti Smith

BOOK REVIEW: Just Kids Illustrated Edition by Patti Smith

| 19 June 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Just Kids Illustrated Edition by Patti Smith Bloomsbury Publishing October 2019 Hardcover, $59.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Biographies & True Stories 100% Rocking Young love is precious. It is thirty years since photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe’s passing, and a decade since Patti Smith wrote their love story, but these heightened emotions […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Age-Well Project – Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders

BOOK REVIEW: The Age-Well Project – Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders

| 5 May 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Age-Well Project – Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders Little, Brown Book Group May 2019 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Family & Health / Popular Medicine & Health 80% Rocking The fountain of youth does not exist so what does one […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

BOOK REVIEW: Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

| 1 May 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis HarperCollins Focus April 2019 Paperback, $28.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Self-Help & Personal Development 50% Rocking In some ways it feels like Girl, Stop Apologizing is a book everyone should read. There is nothing wrong […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Acid for the Children – The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend by Flea

BOOK REVIEW: Acid for the Children – The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend by Flea

| 27 April 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Acid for the Children – The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend by Flea Headline Publishing Group November 2019 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Biographies & True Stories / Arts & Entertainment Biographies 90% Rocking Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers is renowned as a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Mercury and Me – An Intimate Memoir by the Man He Loved by Jim Hutton with Tim Wapshott

BOOK REVIEW: Mercury and Me – An Intimate Memoir by the Man He Loved by Jim Hutton with Tim Wapshott

| 23 April 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Mercury and Me- An Intimate Memoir by the Man He Loved by Jim Hutton with Tim Wapshott Bloomsbury Publishing August 2019 Paperback, $22.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Biographies & True Stories / Arts & Entertainment Biographies 65% Rocking Rock stars like Queen’s Freddie Mercury and David Bowie often seem other-worldly. […]

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BOOK REVIEW: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

BOOK REVIEW: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

| 19 April 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter HarperCollins October 2019 Paperback, $34.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction Books / Modern & Contemporary Fiction 75% Rocking No one thumbs their noses at the prospect of luck. In fact, some people even label certain individuals “lucky” because they seem to live a charmed life. Author and broadcaster, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The School of Life – An Emotional Education by the School of Life

BOOK REVIEW: The School of Life – An Emotional Education by the School of Life

| 17 April 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The School of Life – An Emotional Education by the School of Life Hamish Hamilton September 2019 Paperback, $32.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction Books / Philosophy / Popular Philosophy 70% Rocking The work performed by The School of Life is important. This institution educates people on matters of emotional intelligence and equips […]

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BOOK REVIEW: More than Enough – Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth

BOOK REVIEW: More than Enough – Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth

| 15 April 2020 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: More than Enough- Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth Ebury Press June 2019 Paperback, $35.00 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Biographies & Memoir 100% Rocking People often like to talk about “trailblazers” but journalist and editor Elaine Welteroth really embodies this title. At 29 […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Niland

BOOK REVIEW: Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Niland

| 1 December 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Niland Penguin Books Australia October 2018 Hardcover, $19.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Fiction / Kids & Childrens Books / Picture Books 85% Rocking In 1980 we learned that hippopotamuses enjoy eating cake. And hanging out […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs by Pat Crocker

BOOK REVIEW: The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs by Pat Crocker

| 14 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs by Pat Crocker Sterling Publishing Co Inc July 2018 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Cooking, Food & Drink / Cookery by Ingredient 85% Rocking The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs is a book for anyone who has ever encountered an […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different- True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons written by Ben Brooks and illustrated by Quinton Winter

BOOK REVIEW: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different- True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons written by Ben Brooks and illustrated by Quinton Winter

| 10 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different- True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons written by Ben Brooks and illustrated by Quinton Winter Quercus Publishing April 2018 Hardcover, $35.00 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Children’s Non-Fiction / True Stories for Children & Teenagers 65% Rocking Stories for Boys […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Just Eat It – How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food by Laura Thomas

BOOK REVIEW: Just Eat It – How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food by Laura Thomas

| 7 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Just Eat it – How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food by Laura Thomas Bluebird January 2019 Paperback, $29.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Self-Help & Personal Development / Popular Psychology 75% Rocking If you want to have your cake and eat it too then Laura Thomas’s […]

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