WHO THE HELL IS PETE DOHERTY?
WITH THE LIBERTINES REUNITED TO RELEASE THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN A DECADE, WE DISSECT THE BAND’S CLASS-A ENTHUSIAST.
EVERY TIME A FRIEND SUCCEEDS SOMETHING INSIDE ME DIES
Gore Vidal really knew how to live. He not only achieved widespread acclaim as one of the world’s most accomplished novelists and intellectuals – but was also one of the most quotable. One of his many gems forms the title of this biography, which delivers a comprehensive look at the man beneath the colourful facade. $55 (hardback); hachette.com.au M TRAIN
The follow-up to Smith’s awardwinning 2010 biography Just Kids, this memoir recounts a series of turning points in the singer’s life. It opens in the small New York cafe where Smith has her black coffee every morning, before moving on to explore places as far-flung as Berlin and Mexico. $32.99; allenandunwin.com BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS
Yes, he’s that guy from The Social Network. But away from the big screen, Eisenberg’s writing can also be found in the likes of The New Yorker. This collection of witty short stories is titled after one in which a divorcée takes her nine-year-old to pricey restaurants, just so she can bill her ex. $29.99; allenandunwin.com