‘With incredible economy, these cartoons reveal the essence of character, and the stark outline of political situations, in a way writers take thousands of words to do … Radcliffe lards My Brilliant Career with wonderful direct quotes from key political players.’
Chris Wallace, Sydney Morning Herald
My Brilliant Career is an unauthorised, unbalanced, and unlikely political biography of Malcolm Turnbull — presently Prime Minister of Australia — as seen through the eyes of Australia’s finest political cartoonists.
Who better to trace the extraordinary rollercoaster career of a man who has fascinated, charmed, dismayed, and disillusioned us in equal measure than our sharpest and most perceptive observers of the political scene.
With an introduction by Russ Radcliffe, My Brilliant Career is filled with observations on political life from the man himself, as well as quotes — fawning and scurrilous — from his fans and enemies, and choice examples of the satirical genius of Dean Alston, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Sean Leahy, Bill Leak, Eric Lobbecke, Reg Lynch, Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Bruce Petty, David Pope, Geoff Pryor, David Rowe, John Spooner, Ron Tandberg, Andrew Weldon, and Cathy Wilcox.