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Nero January to June 2014


Contents Contents January to June 2014 Welcome to Nero Jeanne Ryckmans

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January 20 x 3 Dr. Steve Boutcher

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Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat Esther Blum

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March High on Hawthorn Phillip Taylor

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April Cabin Fever Mandy Smith with Nicola Stow

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Sh*t Asian Mothers Say Benjamin Law and Michelle Law

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Secrets of a Webcam Girl Annabelle T. Ba xter

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M ay North of Normal  Cea Sunrise Person

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My Year Without Matches Claire Dunn

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June Honey Jenna Jameson and Hope Tarr

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Game, Set, Cash! Br ad Hutchins

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Essential Backlist

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Welcome to Nero! Nero’s philosophy is simple: books that are diverting, spirited and clever, with a pinch of impertinence and occasionally frisky! Our exciting new line-up of Australian and international commercial titles includes celebrity, sporting and scallywag memoirs, popular nature writing, humour, diet books with a difference, and erotic romantic fiction from some of the, ahem, best in the business. Jeanne Ryckmans , Publisher


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January 2014

20 x 3 Eliminate Your Belly Fat in an Hour a Week

Dr . St e ve Boutcher Belly fat is a symptom of today’s modern lifestyle – not enough time means take-away food trumps healthy eating and the couch wins over the treadmill. Too much belly fat increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and research has shown that most types of diet and exercise won’t help you lose it. At last there is a solution. Just 20 minutes, 3 times a week, will burn away belly fat and get your health back on track. The trick? It has to be the right kind of exercise. ISBN: 9781863956376 eISBN: 9781922231321 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 198 x 128mm Page extent: 224pp Print RRP: AU$19.99 Publication date: January 2014 Rights: World

20 x 3: Eliminate Your Belly Fat in an Hour a Week shows you how by incorporating a simple interval training routine and delicious Mediterranean eating plan, you will shed your stubborn excess belly fat. And you’ll see the difference in just 6 weeks. Based on 10 years of scientific research at the University of New South Wales, 20 x 3 will make you rethink your attitude to getting and staying healthy. It’s not a diet – it’s a lifestyle revolution. ‘Triple the fat loss in half the time – that’s pretty amazing’ – What’s Good For You, NineMSN Dr Stev e Boutcher is an associate professor at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales. With a special interest in healthy weight loss, he has spent 10 years researching the best way to get maximum benefit from nutrition and exercise, and this ground-breaking book is the result.


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January 2014

Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results

Est her Blum Hundreds of thousands of years of evolutionary history can’t be wrong! French women don’t get fat, and neither did cavewomen, according to this clever, new, back-to-basics diet book that promotes a “protein-rich, hormone-balancing and detoxifying diet that helps women to build muscle, catalyse fat loss and feel gorgeous fast.”

ISBN: 9781863956369 eISBN: 9781922231314 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 208 x 135mm Page extent: 288pp Print RRP: AU$14.99 Publication date: January 2014 Rights: ANZ

Strong is the new skinny, and respected health and wellness expert Esther Blum is unafraid to bring her readers a diet that will make them strong instead of just hungry. Losing weight may seem like a modern concept, but the solution is ancient: a natural diet of lean protein and vegetables and minimal processed starches. Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat is a healthy, nutritious diet that makes you stronger, not weaker, and gives women tools to build a body that not only looks great but also works better than ever. Esther Blum is a registered dietitian, holistic nutritionist and author of Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous: A Nutritionist’s Guide to Living Well While Living It Up and Secrets of Gorgeous. She is a sought-after spokesperson in the United States and a world-leading strength coach who has made appearances on US television such as The Today Show, Fox News Live and many others. She was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan magazine, and her work is frequently quoted in Time Magazine, In Style, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Women’s Health and Body and Soul.


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March 2014

High on Hawthorn The Road to the 2013 Premiership

Phillip Tayl or This book tracks Hawthorn’s triumphant 2013 through the oneeyed perspective of Phillip Taylor, Hawks tragic. A hallucinatory account of all things Hawthorn, it celebrates the sartorial elegance of the brown and gold vertical stripes, traces the numerological power of the number 23, and reveals how Hawthorn broke its Groundhog Day disorder against Geelong.

ISBN: 9781863956628 eISBN: 9781922231482 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 198 x 128mm Page extent: 208pp Print RRP: AU$19.99 Publication date: March 2014 Rights: World

These days, there are more television hours of analysis and review of the AFL each week than there is actual game time. This book doesn’t dwell on the kicks, corkies, handballs or hard-ball gets. Rather, it traces Hawthorn’s dramatic and eventful season from the fans’ perspective, giving voice to the excitement, exasperation and – ultimately – exhilaration that all Hawks followers felt. Reliving each match of Hawthorn’s victorious year, Phillip Taylor captures the fans’ experience of football, from the public bar to the members’ pocket at the MCG. It is the definitive record of Hawthorn’s 2013 premiership campaign, celebrating the AFL’s latest (brown and) golden era. Phillip Taylor has supported Hawthorn for 45 years, picking the brown-and-gold jumper out of a line-up at a sports store in 1969 – a decision that not only attests to his heightened sense of fashion, but also proved somewhat prescient. He was at the MCG in 1971 when the Hawks won the premiership, and has now seen Hawthorn compete in 15 Grand Finals, winning 10 of them. He blogs about Hawthorn at: www.hfctwenty3.blogspot.com.au


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April 2014

Cabin Fever The Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Air Hostess

M andy Smit h with Nicol a Stow The secrets of the Mile High Club revealed … Mandy Smith spent twelve years strutting down the aisles as one of Richard Branson’s sexy and sassy flight attendants, and in Cabin Fever she tells the good, the bad and the downright naughty tales of life in the air.

ISBN: 9781863956482 eISBN: 9781922231390 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 234 x 153mm Page extent: 288pp Print RRP: AU$29.99 Publication date: April 2014 Rights: ANZ

From celebrity tantrums and projectile vomit to classy cocktails in NYC, this is riotous good fun set against a backdrop of exotic locations, with a cast of zany characters (including Sir Richard himself). Mandy’s decade-long quest to find Mr Right included many steamy affairs, and when she first joined the Mile High Club, it wasn’t with a clumsy quickie in the toilet – though she’s had plenty of those – but a leisurely bonk in a Cessna. She’s no Virgin, and in-flight entertainment has never been so risqué. Ma ndy Smith was born and raised in Hartlepool, England. She worked in the office of the engineering department for Virgin Atlantic before she took to the skies in 1999 and started a twelve-year career of jet-setting around the globe. These days, she lives in West Sussex with Mr Right (aka Glenn) and is a full-time mother to their daughter, Sophia. Nicol a Stow has been a journalist for 12 years, covering news, features and investigations. She has produced exclusive stories on serial killer Peter Tobin, and exposed drug gangs, paedophile rings and the exploits of Scotland’s most notorious prisoners. She currently works as a freelance journalist and divides her time between Edinburgh and London.


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April 2014

Sh*t Asian Mothers Say Benja min L aw and Michelle L aw, with illustrations by Osl o Davis

ISBN: 9781863956635 eISBN: 9781922231550 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 153 x 117mm Page extent: 208pp Print RRP: AU$14.99 Publication date: April 2014 Rights: World

Benjamin Law and Michelle Law, the long-suffering children of an Asian Mother, bring you the hilarious Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, featuring the wisdom of Asian Mothers the world over, from “Eat every grain of rice, otherwise that’s how many pimples your future spouse will have” to “She’s just jealous – and racist”. The book also includes quizzes (“Have You Failed Your Asian Mother?”), an interpretation guide to “What your Asian Mother is really saying”, Ten Asian Mother Commandments (Thou shalt not sleepover) and an Asian Mothers’ Guide to Beauty (bad perms, colour, eyelids). With illustrations by Oslo Davis that bring the disapproving Asian Mother to life, this is the perfect gift for the Asian Mother in your life – or perhaps her children. Benja min L aw is the author of Gaysia and The Family Law. He is a frequent contributor to frankie magazine, the Monthly, Good Weekend and QWeekend, and his work has been published in the Big Issue, Crikey, Griffith Review and The Best Australian Essays. He has appeared on Sunrise, Q&A and The First Tuesday Bookclub. Michelle L aw is an AWGIE award-­ winning screenwriter who has worked on Slide, Flashforward, and the television adaptation of The Family Law. Her writing has appeared in Women of Letters, Destroying the Joint, Growing Up Asian in Australia, Griffith Review, Meanjin and Good Weekend. She is currently working on an ABC documentary about suicide in Australia and writing a collection of memoir essays about illness.


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April 2014

Secrets of a Webcam Girl A Memoir

Annabelle T. Ba x t er From video vixen to happy endings – one woman reveals all!

ISBN: 9781863956512 eISBN: 9781922231420 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 198 x 128mm Page extent: 272pp Print RRP: AU$19.99 Publication date: April 2014 Rights: ANZ

How far would you go to pay the bills? Secrets of a Webcam Girl is the true story of a woman’s transition from business suit to birthday suit as a way to solve mounting financial problems. Struggling to pay the bills working in real estate after the housing bubble burst, Annabelle answers an online ad promising a big salary while working from home. This introduces her to the world of webcamming and eventually leads to her stripping and performing sex shows online. Once she dabbles in the lucrative skin trade, she begins to experiment with other areas of sex work, eventually prompting a foray from webcam to massage table, where she offers happy ending body rubs. Although the clients and money are plentiful, Annabelle finds it increasingly difficult to keep her secret life hidden from her family, friends and boyfriend, particularly as client boundaries blur. Told with candour and wit, this behind-the-scenes memoir reveals her patrons’ fetishes, infidelities and surprising stories while offering stunning revelations about the life of an empowered webcam girl. This erotic memoir will soon be on the tip of everyone’s tongue! A n nabelle T. Ba xter is a writer, blogger, and erotic masseuse living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. When she’s not writing her sordid tales, she enjoys ice climbing, yoga, and hiking fourteeners.


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May 2014

North of Normal My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family and How I Survived Both

Ce a Sunrise Per son In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea’s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in northern Alberta. Led by Cea’s grandfather Dick, they lived in a canvas Teepee, grew pot, and hunted and gathered to survive.

ISBN: 9781863956642 eISBN: 9781922231505 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 234 x 153mm Page extent: 320pp Print RRP: AU$29.99 Publication date: May 2014 Rights: ANZ

Living out her grandparents’ dream with her teenage mother, Michelle, young Cea knew little of the world beyond her forest. She spent her summers playing nude in the meadow and her winters snowshoeing behind the grandfather she idolized. For Michelle, however, there was one crucial element missing: a man. When Cea was five, Michelle took her on the road with a new boyfriend. As the trio set upon a series of ill-fated adventures, Cea began to question both her highly unusual world and the hedonistic woman at the centre of it – questions that eventually evolved into an all-consuming search for a more normal life. From nature child to international model by the age of thirteen, Cea’s astonishing saga is the story of one girl’s deep-seated desire for normality – a desire that enabled her to risk everything, overcome adversity and achieve her dreams. Ce a Su nrise Person, now a happily married mother of three, supported herself from age thirteen to thirty-one as an international model, working primarily in Europe. She now lives in Vancouver.


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May 2014

My Year Without Matches A Memoir

Cl aire Dunn Disillusioned and burnt out by life as a city “greenocrat”, Claire Dunn quit her job, her partner and her comfortable life to embark on a year-long wilderness survival skills program on the mid north coast of NSW. Her new forest home became both ally and enemy as reality, and not just the voracious insects, soon bit.

ISBN: 9781863956529 eISBN: 9781922231543 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 234 x 153mm Page extent: 320pp Print RRP: AU$29.99 Publication date: May 2014 Rights: World

Claire’s story unfolds in four parts, structured by the seasons and the order of survival: Shelter, Water, Fire and Food. After arriving at her wilderness location in summer, buoyant with idealistic enthusiasm, Claire struggles with shelter building, matchless fire-making and other physical challenges – the heat, the cold, getting lost and a terror of the dark – until the wilds of her emotional landscape threaten to unravel her. Part adventure tale and part personal quest, My Year Without Matches is the story of one woman’s search for belonging until an unexpected friendship emerges and the beauty of the bush opens to reveal its wild heart. Cl aire Du n n has been exploring and protecting wild places since her teens, working for many years as a campaigner for The Wilderness Society. Now a freelance journalist, Claire writes frequently for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and essays based on her survival experience have appeared in Australian Geographic and the anthology Fire. She is currently studying postgraduate psychology at Sydney University.


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June 2014

Honey Jenna Ja meson and Hope Tarr ‘Honey’ Gustafson grew up watching Audrey Hepburn films, especially Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Leaving her abusive family for New York City, she parlays her resemblance to the legendary actress to reinvent herself as a postmodern Holly Golightly. As an escort to hedge fund CEOs and visiting Saudi sheiks, suddenly Honey is living the life she’s always dreamed of. But there is a shady side to the gilded path Honey has chosen and one night her fairytale erupts in brutal violence.

ISBN: 9781863956574 eISBN: 9781922231451 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 198 x 128mm Page extent: 288pp Print RRP: AU$19.99 Publication date: June 2014 Rights: ANZ

Sexy ER doctor Marcus Samuels has seen his share of domestic violence outside the hospital as well as within it. Still, something about the lovely waiflike woman who shows up in his ER clothed in vintage couture with a patchwork of bruises tugs at his heart. When she discharges herself against medical advice – his – Marcus is both irate and fearful for her. Breaking every rule in the medical handbook, and likely a law or two, he trails her back to her Park Avenue apartment – and gets much more than he bargained for. Jen na Ja meson is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and devoted mother of two. Her biography How To Make Love Like A Porn Star was an instant bestseller, selling over a quarter of a million copies. Hope Tarr is an award-winning author with twenty historical and contemporary romance titles to her credit including the popular “Suddenly Cinderella Series.” She is a Kindle Top 100 author and the co-founder of New York City’s first and only romance fiction reading series Lady Jane’s Salon.


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June 2014

Game, Set, Cash! Inside the Secret World of International Tennis Trading

Br ad Hutchins Welcome to the hidden and lucrative world of tennis trading.

ISBN: 9781863956598 eISBN: 9781922231598 Imprint: Nero Format: PB Dimensions: 234 x 153mm Page extent: 288pp Print RRP: AU$29.99 Publication date: June 2014 Rights: World

Brad Hutchins has been living a young bloke’s dream: being paid to watch sport. The 27-year-old Australian was employed by a secret gambling syndicate to follow the pro tennis circuit as a sports trader, using his mobile phone to relay results and beat online gamblers to the big pay-offs. His stories from the road would make anyone jealous: watching the world’s best tennis players and partying in a new country every week, with cash to burn and no strings attached. But like card counters in casinos, sports traders are despised by the tennis establishment. The more time Brad spends courtside, the harder it becomes for him to evade the security guards who are hell-bent on ejecting him from the game. Game, Set, Cash! will appeal to anyone who loves scallywag stories in the spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Paul Carter’s Don’t Tell Mum I Work On the Rigs. Br a d Hutchins spent his youth playing sports and travelling the world, before finding his dream job as a tennis trader. Born and raised in Brisbane, he has lived and worked in the UK and Canada, and now teaches primary school students on the Gold Coast. Game, Set, Cash! is his first book.


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Essential Backlist

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On My Knees A Memoir

Periel A schenbr and ISBN: 9781863956239

eISBN: 9781922231123

Print RRP: AU$24.99

A brash, bawdy, and downright ballsy ode to the ups and downs of life and love, On My Knees opens with Periel Aschenbrand – still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend – chain-smoking her days away on a plastic-covered couch and watching reruns of Law and Order while she squats in her dead grandmother’s apartment in the East Village. Hysterical and heartfelt, On My Knees traces Periel’s attempt to rebuild her life, her relationships, and her trademark confidence in a story so riotous it would make Chelsea Handler blush. Periel Aschenbr a nd is a critically acclaimed writer and designer. She lives in NYC.

Swingland Between the Sheets of the Secretive, Sometimes Messy, but always Adventurous Swinging Lifestyle

Daniel St ern ISBN: 9781863956192

eISBN: 9781922231130

Print RRP: AU$29.99

This wryly amusing and revealing story of one man’s journey into the swinger lifestyle pulls back the curtain on this fascinating, and often misunderstood, subculture. In Swingland, Daniel Stern outs himself and the secretive society he loves, recounting his ten-year transformation from a lonely guy who couldn’t get a date into a veteran sexual adventurer. Da niel Ster n is Director of Operations at an entrepreneurial company and a screenwriter who placed in the top four in Project Greenlight and was a Sundance Lab screenwriting finalist. He lives in Los Angeles.


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Is It Just Me? Confessions of an Over-Sharer

Chrissie Swan ISBN: 9781863956239

eISBN: 9781922231123

Print RRP: AU$24.99

Chrissie Swan is one of Australia’s busiest and most admired working mums. Her popular columns (read by over a million readers nation-wide) are by turns hilarious, candid and brave as Chrissie willingly shares details of her personal life that resonate with every woman. From weight to wee, children to crap dates, nothing is off limits. A celebration of Chrissie’s columns in Fairfax’s Sunday Life magazine compiled in one cracking, fearless compendium, Is It Just Me? is sure to connect with women everywhere. Chrissie Swa n is host of Can of Worms and co-host of MIX 101.1’s breakfast show in Melbourne and The 3pm Pick-Up nationally.

Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing

Cha s Smit h ISBN: 9781863956321

eISBN: 9781922231291

Print RRP: AU$29.99

Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell is a wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore – a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger and crime. Smith captures this exciting and dangerous place where locals, outsiders, the surf industry, and criminal elements clash in a fascinating look at class, race, power, money, and crime, set within one of the most beautiful places on earth. The result is a breathtaking blend of crime and adventure that captures the allure and wickedness of this idyllic golden world. Ch as Smith is editor at large for Surfing Magazine, and has also contributed to Vice, GQ and the New York Times T Magazine.


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Callgirl Confessions of a Double Life

Je annet t e A ngell ISBN: 9781863951517

eISBN: 9781921825552

Print RRP: AU$24.95

At the age of 35, Jeannette Angell’s life took a shocking turn. Her boyfriend emptied their joint bank account and took off, leaving her penniless. Despite her job as a part-time university teacher, she was an independent, educated woman on the skids. Then she read a newspaper ad for ‘escorts’ … Uniquely honest, this is the true story of a three year double life – university lecturer by day, callgirl by night. It tells why Angell made her decision, and reveals what happened on her journey into a hidden world. Je a n nette A ngell is the author of Callgirl. She lectures on prostitution, drug abuse and women’s issues.

Sugar Jenna Ja meson and Hope Tarr ISBN: 9781863956420

eISBN: 9781922231345

Print RRP: AU$19.99

Join New York Times bestselling author Jenna Jameson (How to Make Love Like a Porn Star) for a wild erotic ride – Jenna’s first tantalizing foray into fiction. Fleeing Los Angeles and her scarlet past, former porn star Sarah Halliday returns to her New York roots hoping to lose herself in the crowded city streets, protected from the paparazzi’s reach … or so she thinks. A chance encounter with a returned war hero – now prominent executive Cole A. Canning – is the very last thing she wants or needs, or is it? The first book in Jenna and Hope’s new series, Sugar is a succulent taste of good things to come. Jen na Ja meson is the world’s most famous crossover adultentertainment star and a New York Times bestselling author.


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Candy Girl A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper

Diabl o Cody ISBN: 9781863953351

eISBN: 9781921870484

Print RRP: AU$24.95

At twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. On a whim, she signed up for amateur night at a seedy Minneapolis strip club. She didn’t win a prize that night – but she discovered that stripping delivered a rush she had never experienced before. In Candy Girl, she tells the captivating fish-out-of-water story of her year-long walk on the wild side. With insight and wit, she takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the industry, from quiet gentlemen’s clubs to multi-level sex palaces. Funny and fascinating, Candy Girl is a seductive treat. Di ablo Cody is the author of Candy Girl. She won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the film Juno.


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Nero catalogue: January to June 2014