Writers at Stanton - Bob Carr

03-Jul-2018 • 1pm


Run for your Life - Bob Carr

Political memoirs are often worthy but boring. Not Bob Carr's. One of Australia's leading politicians tears up the rules. His account plunges into the unintended consequences of politics, the twists and turns, loaded with furious self-criticism. He lashes himself for ignoring a cry from a cell in Goulburn Gaol and berates his failure to convert the country to reduced immigration and population growth.

This 'anti-memoir' takes a critical look at the author- his failure to be ignited by sport (except on two notable occasions) and why in politics being true to your quirky self is good advice.