MY STORY by Julia Gillard: Out Now

 

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‘I was prime minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for you to judge.’

9780857983909MY STORY is Julia Gillard’s account of her time as Australia’s first female prime minister.

It details her rise in the Labor Party and taking on the role of Prime Minister, what propelled her and what sustained her during that time. The book looks at all aspects of governing a country and of the difficult and complex decisions that have to be made. MY STORY discusses the leadership issues, the political campaigns, and all the domestic and foreign policy issues that Julia Gillard faced as Prime Minister. As well, it’s a chronicle of her life, growing up in Wales, moving to Adelaide and her time in politics. She discusses her family and the personal choices she has made. Julia Gillard shares her thoughts on the Labor Party, its future, and important choices and issues facing the country. MY STORY is also Julia Gillard’s story about being a woman at the highest levels of Australian political and public life.

This is a memoir that is both frank and candid. It not only looks at the high points of Julia Gillard’s life but examines the challenging times. It shows where she erred and where she triumphed. Above all it’s the story of her political and personal journey during those turbulent times for our country and the meaning they hold for our future.

MY STORY is out now.