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Why do politicians spill their guts for books like Plots and Prayers?

Why do politicians spill their guts for books like Plots and Prayers?

Politicians risk looking like complete fools when they reveal all for a book like Niki Savva's Plots and Prayers or for ABC documentaries like The Killing Season. Still, they persevere.

Media briefs: Nine’s Kiwi dramas … bargain-bin blues … Johnston to Oz

Media briefs: Nine’s Kiwi dramas … bargain-bin blues … Johnston to Oz

Departing Fairfax editor Eric Johnston faces a bit opportunity at The Oz's business desk. And other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Conbank trouble spreads? ... ANU looks into Thai military ... Judy Sloan v Joe Stiglitz ...

Crikey list: most memorable books by politicians

Crikey list: most memorable books by politicians

Here are some of the best and worst books by Australian politicians in recent times. You be the judge on which one to demand at Christmas time ...

Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Julia Gillard signs up to write her memoirs ... Did Kevin Rudd shut down the band? ... Crikey helps save you money ...

Buckets of ink on what’s wrong with Labor

Buckets of ink on what’s wrong with Labor

Every publisher in the country is releasing at least one political book this year, and although they vary in style, there’s really only one overarching theme: "What the F-ck is Wrong with the Labor Party?"

The power of reading: how <em>War and Peace</em> is parliament’s favourite book

The power of reading: how War and Peace is parliament’s favourite book

When they're not busy penning their own books, Aussie pollies are quite adept at reading them. The Oz has all their literary info, from Lindsay Tanner's love of the Russian greats to Joe Hockey's appreciation of Austen.

Stop writing books about Obama!

Stop writing books about Obama!

There are seemingly hundreds of books about Barack Obama's election campaign (like Crikey's Guy Rundle's Down to the Crossroads, which can be purchased here. Enough is enough, says Gawker. We don't need this much over analysis of Obama.