Not for the Faint-hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose by Kevin Rudd

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April 2018, no. 400
Neal Blewett reviews 'Not for the Faint-hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose' by Kevin Rudd

Not for the Faint-hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose

by Kevin Rudd

Macmillan, $44.99 hb, 689 pp, 9781743534830

Not for the Faint-hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose by Kevin Rudd

Reviewed by
April 2018, no. 400

It has already become a cliché: Kevin Rudd’s memoir, Not for the Faint-Hearted, is not for the faint-hearted. More than 600 densely packed pages long, it contains some 230,000 words and over 1,000 footnotes, but by the end of the volume Rudd is yet to be sworn in as the twenty-sixth prime minister of Australia. Yet the work was ‘intended to be a letter of encouragement’!

Neal Blewett reviews 'Not for the Faint-hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose' by Kevin Rudd

Not for the Faint-hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose

by Kevin Rudd

Macmillan, $44.99 hb, 689 pp, 9781743534830

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