Books and columns and updates-a-go-go!

Dear The Internet,

I had every intention of getting this up on Friday, but I got sidetracked doing a lot of the writing and frantically attempting to get life in some sort of order that humans so often do these days – including some last minute legals to prevent certain members of the government from flexing their litigation muscles. But I am happy – not to say incredibly relieved – to report that The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull: the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat is at least 70 per cent funnier than I remembered it. It was, after all, written in something of a panicked fugue state.

Suffice to say that said book is still on track to be in your hands – and in your hearts – in October via the good, good people of Allen & Unwin, and that there should be launches and things to announce. Honest.

And there’s some other bits and pieces coming out shortly, refreshingly not of a political nature, but in the meantime the new episode of the Double Disillusionists is up now (with Chaser co-founder Charles Firth), and here’s last week’s Views from the Street columns at the Sydney Morning Herald, listed below.

And there’ll be a new column up today… shortly… I should probably start writing it, actually…

Cheers,

APS

 

He also got very sad about this photo, so definitely don't circulate it around.

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New book in October! More writing! It’s all happening!

Dear the Internet,

So, last year I wrote a book, and now for some reason I’ve written a second one! It’s actually finished and everything.

Coming out almost a year to to the day after The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott, the world will get a second volume about Australian politics with an even more unnecessarily long and ridiculous name: The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull: the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat. (Please note – and I mean PLEASE note – the bit where it refers to the first book as “bestselling”. I’m going to be dropping that into conversation as often as possible).

Friday afternoon still life, with cat.

Friday afternoon still life, with cat.

I’m frantically proofing the final layouts at the moment, and it’ll be on shelves in October via the fine people of Allen & Unwin. I’ll put some excerpts up here between now and then, because dammit, it’s been a labour of impossibly panicked love. And it’s got some very funny bits, honest. And even more footnotes.

There’ll be a launch of some sort and an actual publication date, the details of which I will… um, advise. Soon. Honest. Once this headache subsides.

Also, the Double Disillusionists podcast took a couple of weeks off to go “…the HELL?” about the election, but now we’re back!

Also, I thoroughly recommend The Hansard Monologues at the Guardian, and here’s this week’s worth of writin’ at the Sydney Morning Herald, where m’column pops up every Mon-Wed-Fri. Think of it as a View from the Street rant-digest.

I’ll put some tantalising bits of the book up soon, once everything’s proofed and I can… well, probably start #3, if the last week has been any indication. Hooooh boy, this is going to be a colourful parliament…

Yours ever,

APbestsellingS

A boom microphone picks up the private conversation of Scott Morrison, Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton in September last ...