Julia Gillard's memoir My Story was released with much fanfare last week, and according to its publishers it is the fastest-selling political book of the year. At 461 pages and covering a wide range of Gillard's time as prime minister and as Kevin Rudd's deputy, the hardcover is no light read. While she spends much of the book talking about her motivations and policy achievements, it's her observations of people and personalities that are the real gold here. Unfortunately she doesn't talk about Bruce Wilson, the boyfriend she told Ray Martin was a "life error," but there are quite a few other vignettes that reveal her opinions on her colleagues, and not just about Rudd. So we present some of the highlights of Julia's burn book: