What a wonderful book, one that is very hard to stop reading and put down.
Marr shines a bright light on many of the intriguing stories from the recent history of our nation. Often he does it from the vantage point of actually being on the spot as that history unfolded. His stories, essays and speeches are carefully researched and delivered with compassion, insightfulness and frequently with much refreshing and hilarious good humour. Some stories involve Marr’s own personal history played out on the wider Australian story. He tells those stories with great honesty, thoughtfulness and tenderness for those around him. He is an extremely gifted journalist and writer and his book deserves to be widely read.