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The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat - Andrew P. Street

The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat

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A hilarious and deeply irreverent take on the political life and times of our twenty-ninth prime minister and his stumbling government.

The even more elaborately-titled sequel to The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott, this is a tale of a muddling and middling prime minister and his attempts to steer his inertia-heavy government away from electoral disaster.

Fairfax columnist Andrew P Street details the litany of gaffes, blunders and questionable calls that have followed from the bold promise of mature politics offered by Malcolm Turnbull on the day he did Tony Abbott out of the top job.

Expect tales of submarines, GST rises, the joys of negative gearing, offshore tax havens and offshore detention, and a whimsical cast of Delusional Conservatives and Mal-contents, versus an opposition with a rich history of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - with the ever-present ghost of the ex-PM rattling its chains throughout.

This is a book that answers the question, 'Can a government win an election when its apparently not even sure if it wants to govern anymore?' With Malcolm Turnbull cast as Mr Harbourside Mansion by one of his own, who would have thought it could have come to this?

Here is a unique take on politics Australian style. You know, again.

About the Author

Andrew P Street is an Adelaide-built, Sydney-based journalist, editor, columnist and failed indie rock star responsible for 'View from the Street' in the digital edition of the Sydney Morning Herald. Over the last two decades he's been published internationally in Time Out, Rolling Stone, NME, The Guardian, GQ and Elle. This is the follow up to his bestselling The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott.

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  • Well written (5)
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5.0

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      Comments about The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat:

      This book is so good that 30 pages in I had to put it down so I could order the previous book.

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      5.0

      An engaging and well written political dissection

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          Comments about The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat:

          This book was so engaging and well written that about 30 pages in I put it down to purchase the authors previous book.

           
          5.0

          Well written and researched book

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          • Easy To Read
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          Comments about The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat:

          This is the second book I have read from this author. He has an amusing and informative writing style and amazing research backing up the comments and facts he uses. He has a great understanding of the current political environment. I hope he writes more on this topic and takes the opportunity to express some of his own views on how Australian politics could be improved.

           
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          Street is always worth reading

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            Comments about The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat:

            Funny and informative. Andrew P. Streets second book on our nation's leaders expands on his news columns and shines a light on the outrageous and brings our politicians crashing back to earth.

             
            5.0

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              Comments about The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat:

              Big Andrew P Street fan. I read his columns regularly, I was thrilled to see a follow-up to his first book. It didn't disappoint.

               
              4.0

              Romp through Oz politics

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              • Enjoyable romp through Australian Politics
              • Light hearted

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                Comments about The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat:

                Late night reading

                 
                5.0

                I enjoyed this book and will read it again and again.

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                  Comments about The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat:

                  Great read, easy to pick up after other things need doing. Could not put it down once I started.

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                  ISBN: 9781760294885
                  ISBN-10: 1760294888
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 304
                  Published: 28th September 2016
                  Publisher: Allen & Unwin
                  Country of Publication: AU
                  Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.8
                  Weight (kg): 0.48