I am pretty excited about Thursday night (20 November) – am off to listen to ex-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
She will discuss her life and politics with Joanna Norris, editor of The Press. It is fair to say she had a tumultuous time of it – not only “robust” political battling, but also confronting some shocking misogyny.
You can also get a copy of her book My Story and get Julia Gillard to sign it – a fine gift for the politico in your life.
“If you think you’d like to see yourself in the media, you’d like to be a celebrity, you know, try out for Big Brother – politics is not for you. You should only do it if you really know why you’re doing it.
“Will it end in tears? Yes, absolutely. The day after I finished being prime minister, starting to pack up my office, I took a call from Paul Keating who said to me, ‘We all get taken out in a box, love. Sorry, sorry to hear about you. We all get taken out in a box, love.’ And never a truer word spoken.”
More about Julia Gillard:
- Gillard lifts lid on difficult years as Aussie PM Nicki McDonald, The Dominion Post, 3 October 2014
- 13 key quotes from Julia Gillard’s interview with Ray Martin
- Follow @juliagillard on Twitter
As My Story goes to print, I have recorded the prologue and epilogue for the audio book. JG pic.twitter.com/ZcdMHXPds9
— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) September 1, 2014