WHO THE HELL IS PETE DO­HERTY?

GQ (Australia) - - THE SOURCE -

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

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