Rachel Fuller

Rachel Fuller is a Sydney-based bookseller and writer. She has been a contributing writer on culture, books, and the arts for publications such as The Saturday Newspaper, Art & Australia, The Collective, ArtistProfile, ABCArts, and Ocula. In 2007 she graduated with honours from The University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, and was a co-director of Sydney artist-run initiative Locksmith Project Space and co-founder and co-editor of arts journal Locksmith Project. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Technology, Sydney with a MA in Non-Fiction Writing.

Rachel Fuller reviews 'Life of the Party: How the remarkable Brownie Wise built and lost a Tupperware Party empire' by Bob Kealing

September 2016, no. 384 23 August 2016
Rachel Fuller reviews 'Life of the Party: How the remarkable Brownie Wise built and lost a Tupperware Party empire' by Bob Kealing
The foundation years of the Tupperware empire have all the elements of a great story. Earl Tupper, an introverted inventor determined to become a millionaire by the age of thirty, created the Tupperware range from a plastics waste product that was deemed unusable in postwar America. Sales were elusive until Brownie Wise, a poorly educated single mother, introduced Tupperware to the neighbourhoods, ... (read more)

Rachel Fuller reviews 'The Worst Woman in Sydney: The life and crimes of Kate Leigh' by Leigh Straw

September 2016, no. 384 22 August 2016
Rachel Fuller reviews 'The Worst Woman in Sydney: The life and crimes of Kate Leigh' by Leigh Straw
The Worst Woman in Sydney is the first biography devoted to the early twentieth-century Sydney underworld matriarch Kate Leigh. Leigh Straw attempts to tease out whether Leigh truly was the worst woman in Sydney or something closer to that of a loveable larrikin. For such a colourful period in Sydney's history (Straw is obviously nostalgic about her own years in Sydney, a point which is rather bel ... (read more)