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New Book Alert: Love in the Time of Contempt: Consolations for Parents of Teenagers

Posted on 17 February 2015 by Phillipa Mitchell

We’re SO excited about Joanne Fedler’s new book, Love in the Time of Contempt: Consolations for Parents of Teenagers

When it comes to teenagers, truth is way scarier than fiction. Joanne Fedler draws upon LOVE IN THE TIME OF CONTEMPT COVher own current experiences as the parent of two teenagers as well as interviews with other parents of teenagers to explore some of the numerous issues that one confronts as a parent of a teenager.

In Love in the Time of Contempt, she skilfully guides us through the myriad issues that come before you –their changing, developing bodies, drinking and drugs, sex, friendships, appearance, relationships within the family, attitudes and ethics, schooling and authority, and more.

In her exploration of these issues and how they may manifest in our children, Joanne highlights how so much our dealings with our teenagers is really about dealing with ourselves and being honest about our reactions. In turn we too examine our own values and behaviours to understand our lives together.

Love in the Time of Contempt provides comfort and support as the reader recognises the real behaviours portrayed in the book (You are not alone!), and while there are not often easy answers for troubling behaviours, understanding goes a long way and empowers the parent to provide the right level of support in the best interests of all. How much and how little are questions which plague every parent and this book’s wise counsel helps us to determine that for ourselves.

About the author, Joanne Fedler

Joanne FedlerJoanne Fedler offers guidance in what can be a very trying and difficult time: your child’s transition into adulthood. Unlike the other books available on the subject that come from a scientific perspective, Love in the Time of Contempt is an informal, comforting counsel for parents, full of first-hand experience penned by a mother of two teenagers. It also speaks to an existing market: speakers and courses on the subject, offered by secondary schools, are high in attendance.

Joanne Fedler is an internationally bestselling author of eight books including When Hungry, Eat. Her books have sold over 600 000 copies worldwide. She graduated from Yale with a Masters of Law, is an ex-women’s rights advocate, law lecturer, and was once made Asshole of the Month by Hustler magazine for her work against violence pornography.

She is an inspirational speaker and writing mentor and takes women on writing retreats and adventures. She writes for various magazines and newspapers. Joanne was born in South Africa and now lives in Sydney where she is married to Zed, with two teenagers and two cats.

Learn more at www.joannefedler.com

Click here to buy your copy from Red Pepper Book Company today, and consider buying a whole lot more to give away to fellow parents!

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The Shining Girls – The Chilling, Thrilling New Novel from Lauren Beukes

Posted on 12 April 2013 by Olivia Colville

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Chicago, 1931. A strange house gives serial-killer
Harper the power to travel through time; to hunt and kill his ‘shining girls’.

They’re bright young women full of spark – until he cuts it out of them, leaving
clues from different times behind to taunt fate. Kirby, the 90s girl, survives
his attack and turns the hunt around. Tracing Harper’s bloody trail of victims –
from a glowing dancer in the 30s to a tough welder in the 40s and a bombshell
architect in the 50s – Kirby is running out of time trying to solve an
impossible mystery. And Harper is heading towards her once again.

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About the Author

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is an author, scriptwriter and comics writer, named the literary queen of Cape Town by the Sunday Times. Her novel Zoo City (2010) won the 2010 Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. She is also the author of Moxyland, a dystopian consumertopia thriller, and a work of non-fiction, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past.
As a screenwriter, she is currently adapting Zoo City for the screen. She’s previously worked on the satirical political puppet show Z News and the travelogue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: The South African Story. She’s written on kids’ shows for Disney UK and helped create South Africa’s first full length animated TV series, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika.


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“Conversations with Myself”, a personal portrait of Nelson Mandela

Posted on 05 October 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

This week we’re highlighting Conversations with Myself“, a personal portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, in his own words.

Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.

Conversations With Myself gives readers access to the private man behind the public figure: from letters written in the darkest hours of Mandela’s twenty-seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom.

Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar of his cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggles in the early 1960s, or conversing with friends in almost seventy hours of recorded conversations.

In these pages he is neither an icon nor a saint; here he is like you and me. An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage,

Conversations With Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.

Don’t have time to read? No problem!

We have Conversations With Myself in audio format as well. Click here to order online now and save up to 15% off the Recommended Retail Price.

About the author

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on 18 July 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison and then later moved to Pollsmoor Prison, during which his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to the anti-apartheid movement grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically-elected president of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the international bestseller Long Walk to Freedom.

Available from Red Pepper Books from the 12th of October for only R230 (Save R60!). Click here to place your order today…

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