Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing

Release Date: August 5, 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin

In February 2018, the Good Weekend cover story by David Leser, ‘Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing’, had an extraordinary response, becoming one of the most talked-about and widely praised articles of recent time. ‘This is EVERYTHING,’ one well-known actress tweeted. ‘At this divisive time, this article has illuminated so much for me and …

To Begin To Know

Release Date: June 25, 2014 Publisher: Allen & Unwin

“Wasn’t that the whole point of being alive? To ask the right questions, not just as a journalist but as a human being? To not just examine other people’s dark, self- hating, contradictory, disconnected places, but to examine one’s own, given that this was possibly the most uncomfortable inquiry one could ever undertake? To not …

A View from the Lake

Release Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: Random House

“What does an emotionally intelligent organisation look like?”, Daniel Goleman asked his readers in his 1998 book, “Working With Emotional Intelligence.” Answer. It looks like Egon Zehnder, the world’s most successful global executive search firm. In 1964, Egon Zehnder gave birth to a vague vision, an idea that few, if any could have imagined flourishing …

Paul Kelly: The Essays

Release Date: June 19, 2013 Publisher: Shark Island

Paul Kelly’s songs are stories set to chord patterns and melodies. They are sketches of city and country, lover and neighbour, the hero long forgotten, the ordinary man down on his lady luck. Paul Kelly: The Essays is a companion to the feature film PAUL KELLY: STORIES OF ME, and gives greater insight into Australia’s …

Dames & Divas

Release Date: May 1, 2006 Publisher: Media 21 Publishing

Dames & Divas is an anthology of 21 amazing women. Share firsthand the warmth, wit and wisdom of dancer Irina Baronova, writer Barbara Blackman, artist Judy Cassab, businesswoman and philanthropist Janet Holmes à Court, fashion designer Collette Dinnigan, writer Helen Garner, photographer June Newton, former wife of media mogul, Anna Murdoch and many others.

Somebody Save Me

Release Date: January 1, 2002 Publisher: Allen & Unwin

A thought-provoking collection that delves into the key social issues of the 1990s, from the politics of heroin to exploring the moral conundrums that occur when a small child kills another child. From business ethics to Tibet, Bali, the Middle East and the politics of immigration. From the battle between Murdoch and the South Sydney …

The Whites of their Eyes

Release Date: January 1, 1999 Publisher: Allen & Unwin

The Whites of Their Eyes is a compelling anthology of 22 remarkable individuals – from Richard Carleton to Alan Jones, Mary Fairfax to Andrew Denton, Gina Rinehart to Xena, Warrior Princess. Leser takes us on a journey into the psyche of some of our most remarkable personalities and uncovers the qualities that make them so …

Bronwyn Bishop

Release Date: January 1, 1994 Publisher: Text Publishing

Bronwyn Bishop has been called many things: Boadicea, a Centurion tank, a Rottweiler with lipstick, the Dallas Cowboys in drag, Attila the Hen, the senator from hell, and Ilse, she-wolf of North Sydney. She has been attacked, lampooned, parodied and impersonated. To her credit she has always bounced back. Bronwyn Bishop is many things to …