My Thousand Days of Despair and Hope
- Publish Date
- May 2015
Julia Gillard was prime minister for three tumultuous years. Here, Michael Cooney, her speechwriter and a longtime Labor staffer, tells us in extraordinarily frank and vivid terms exactly what went on in the backrooms of power. From insights into Gillard's character to the leadership tussle, her successes (and failures) in policy and the stories behind her speeches – the good, the bad and the brilliant – this is life in the prime minister's office as never told before.