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Books for your summer brain refresh.

Exhausted by the news?
We get it. It’s been crazy out there, and there’s only so much a brain can take.

So, with a little help from some of Australia’s best publishers, we’ve put together a library of fantastic summer reading to give your brain the refresh it needs.

Which book will you choose?

Join now and you'll get to choose one of six books and one of three journals from Crikey's summer library below.

Plus, get one of our brand new book bags.

Crikey’s summer library.

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Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
David Leser

In his essential and incisive investigation, David Leser explores the roots of misogyny, its inextricable links to the patriarchy and how history brought us to the #Metoo movement.

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Francis Fukuyama

The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state.

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Jenny Odell

Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our data productivity, doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues Jenny Odell in this field guide to slowing down.

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Passion and Principle: Penny Wong
Margaret Simons

A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected Australian politicians, written by one of Australia’s foremost biographers.

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A Warning

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.

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Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.

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Brow Books is an independent not-for-profit publisher of Australian and international literature, based in Melbourne. They specialise in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, including experimental and graphic literary works.

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Womankind is an advertising-free women’s magazine on self, identity and meaning in today’s society.

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The Lifted Brow

Voiceworks is an Australian literary journal produced entirely by people under the age of 25 featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry comics and visual art.

* Please note, all book packs will be dispatched in January 2020.

All giveaway stock has now been claimed.

* Successful claimants can look forward to some good reading in the mail in the New Year.