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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: 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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BOOK REVIEW: LOVE! An Enthusiastic and Modern Perspective on Matters of the Heart by Zoe Foster Blake

BOOK REVIEW: LOVE! An Enthusiastic and Modern Perspective on Matters of the Heart by Zoe Foster Blake

| 4 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: LOVE! An Enthusiastic and Modern Perspective on Matters of the Heart by Zoe Foster Blake Penguin Michael Joseph February 2019 Paperback, $45.00 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Family & Relationships / Dating 7.5/10 When it comes to matters of the heart, Zoe Foster Blake is often seen as the Queen. This entrepreneur […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Australian Students’ Guide to Writing and Grammar by Claire Duffy

BOOK REVIEW: The Australian Students’ Guide to Writing and Grammar by Claire Duffy

| 2 August 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Australian Students’ Guide to Writing and Grammar by Claire Duffy NewSouth Publishing February 2019 Paperback, $27.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / English Language & Literacy Educational Material 85% Rocking Some people find grammar and punctuation impenetrable. Perhaps you weren’t taught a lot of it at school or you might find the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes

| 11 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes Skyhorse Publishing March 2018 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Travel & Holidays / Travel Writing 70% Rocking The acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway has been the subject of many books. The famous writer has […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler

BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler

| 7 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler Skyhorse Publishing November 2017 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Society & Social Sciences 60% Rocking Selfies are a maligned subject because it’s easy to dismiss them as narcissistic rubbish. Alicia Eler knows this isn’t true and has written many articles about this social phenomena. […]

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