Though you wouldn't get the impression from the media coverage, The Latham Diaries is about much more than his time as leader. After a lengthy sociological-anaylsis-cum-introduction, the book publishes Latham's diary from his election to parliament in 1994 to his fall from grace in 2005.
As I read the book, I'll be posting the occasional post offering my take, as well as some of the juicy bits which have so far avoided the media radar.
Those of you in Melbourne might be interested in this event coming up next week:
Free Public Lecture
“10 reasons why young idealistic people should forget about organised politics”
Mark Latham, Former Leader of the Labor Party
Tuesday 27 September 2005, 6.00–7.00pm
Basement Theatre in the Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne
This lecture is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential
Ph: 8344 3885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.