A subscriber responds to Friday’s story about the staffer to a federal minister who is about to undergo breast reduction surgery – and is holding a party to farewell them: “Maybe they’ll be kind enough to give Iron Mark a referral.” Melbourne University Press’s Louise Adler promises us that the Latham Diaries will have us “in there with the person, with the politics… struggles, the exhilaration, the euphoria and the despair”. Does this mean we’ll know what it’s like to have manboobs?

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