Michael Cohen's Disloyal: A Memoir is just the latest in an endless string of tell-all books about the bullying, erratic narcissist who's running the United States of America.
Wondering how to better educate yourself on the lives of POC? Look no further.
This week: an entirely virus-free edition! (Just kidding); who's exploiting the crisis; what to watch while stuck at home; why the crisis will help Amazon take over the world; and where you can be in a Zoom meeting.
Victims of crime and their families need protection from true crime, as my family has found out the hard way.
In a week littered with literary inaccuracies, the question needs to be asked: why are so many authors getting away with sloppy research?
Welcome to the bumper holiday edition of Side View, in which my Crikey colleagues have joined me to curate their favourite pieces of writing, talking, reporting or filmmaking of 2018 (or, for some of us who cheated, other years). Whether you've got your feet up enjoying a break, or are back at it already, we hope you'll find plenty of entertainment in our recommendations, and we'll see you all in a couple of weeks.
In Australia: What Happened?, Ben Pobjie explores our country's humble beginnings as a cosy corner of the supercontinent Pangaea, to its current status as one of the world's most middling powers.
Publishers are furious that Melbourne Writers Festival isn't about the printed word anymore, but the knowledge class' dirty secret is they would rather sink into Netflix than the printed word anyway.
The first two are essentially quick-fix drugs or peppy self-help. Only the third has the power to heal and instruct over the long term.