Instructed by then ALP National Secretary Stephen Loosley to read the sports pages for an hour each week, Bob Carr reflected, “If this was the price of political success, it was too high”. Never a standard politician, like Diary of a Foreign Minister before it, Bob’s Run for Your Life is no standard political memoir. Candid, witty and full of wildly entertaining anecdotes, it is the welcome next instalment of Bob’s political writings.
Hon. Bob Carr is best known for his political service but more recently enjoys a distinguished second career as an author and academic and is currently the Director of the Australia–China Relations Institute at UTS.
David Penberthy co-hosts the Breakfast Show on 5AA and has been a columnist with News Limited for 20 years. He has edited The Daily Telegraph, Adelaide’s Sunday Mail and news.com.au. As state political editor for The Daily Telegraph, he covered the NSW Carr Labor Government from 1999-2004.