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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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' 'I was Prime Minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.'

'On Wednesday 23rd June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.

'The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th Prime Minister, and our first female leader. Australia was alive to the historic possibilities. Here was a new approach for a new time.

'It was to last three extraordinary years.

'This is Julia Gillard's chronicle of that turbulent time - a strikingly candid self-portrait of a political leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse and robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for our future. This is a politician driven by a sense of purpose - from campus days with the Australian Union of Students, to a career in the law, to her often gritty, occasionally glittering rise up the ranks of the Australian Labor Party.

'Refreshingly honest, peppered with a wry humour and personal insights, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors, misjudgements, and policy failures as well as detailing her political successes. Here is an account of what was hidden behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister - her view of the vicious hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means - and what it takes - to be a woman leader in contemporary politics.' (Publication abstract)

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Notes

  • Dedication: For my late father. His love of learning was inspiring, his belief in me was sustaining.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Random House , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
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      • Published 1 October 2014
      ISBN: 9780857983909

Works about this Work

Gillard’s Own Yarn Spins Nice Little Earner Troy Bramston , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 January 2015; (p. 5)
Mixed Emotions Tara Brabazon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 16 January no. 5833 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Book Lover Julia in Write State of Mind 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2015; (p. 9)
'She may be a Writers' Week virgin but when Julia Gillard takes the stage this afternoon for one of the most anticipated sessions this year's event, she does so as a best-selling author...'
Senator Receives Public Apology Peter Jean , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 February 2015; (p. 3)
Review : My Story 2015 single work single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2015;

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Standing for Something – the Raison D’etre of Julia Gillard: Linda Adair & Lucinda Adair-Roberts Reflect on a Conversation Linda Adair , Lucinda Adair-Roberts , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

'The Sydney Writers’ Festival sometimes feels like an election campaign because, just as political parties these days seem to deliver their policy launches a week or so out from the election, there already appears to be a month’s worth of Festival events stretching through May even though Mohsin Hamid is not due to deliver the Opening Address until 19 May. It is probably fitting then that an ex-Prime Minister kicked off events on May Day 2015. Linda Adair and Lucinda Adair-Roberts look back on Julia Gillard’s conversation with Jamila Rizvi.'

Simple Title Revealed for Gillard's 'Cathartic' Memoirs Saffron Howden , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2014; (p. 11)
Julia Stars as Festival Turns Page Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 July 2014; (p. 15)
Memoirs Provide Valuable Insight Troy Bramston , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2014; (p. 10)
Rudd-Gillard Rivaly Takes a Literary Leap Troy Bramston , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 September 2014; (p. 3)
Not Invincible, She Was Always Her Own Woman Michael Gordon , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 September 2014; (p. 4-5)
Untrustworthy Incompetent Vengeful Steven Scott , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 September 2014; (p. 13)
Gillard's Book Work of Fiction, Says Rudd James Massola , Heath Aston , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 September 2014; (p. 7)
Real Julia Shows up As True Believers Reunite for Launch Jacqueline Maley , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 September 2014; (p. 16)
A Veil Over Labor’s Failure and a Gloss on Gillard’s Greatest Hit Paul Kelly , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 September 2014; (p. 15, 18)
A Memoir Right Out of the Labor Canon 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 September 2014; (p. 8)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Owning up to Hits and Misses Jacqueline Kent , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 2014; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 October 2014; (p. 32)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Against the Odds Anne Summers , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 October 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
An Honest Account of Life at the Top Jacqueline Kent , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 October 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Gillard Savages Rudd's 'Sabotage' Steven Scott , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 September 2014; (p. 17)
A Memoir Right Out of the Labor Canon 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 September 2014; (p. 8)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Owning up to Hits and Misses Jacqueline Kent , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 2014; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 October 2014; (p. 32)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Against the Odds Anne Summers , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 October 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
An Honest Account of Life at the Top Jacqueline Kent , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 October 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Review : My Story 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Saturday Paper , 11 October 2014; (p. 20)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
[Untitled] Tory Shepherd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 November 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Julia Gillard's Tall Story Daryl McCann , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 58 no. 12 2014; (p. 48-53)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
The Coup That Doomed Two Labor Prime Ministers Neal Blewett , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 367 2014; (p. 11)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Mixed Emotions Tara Brabazon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 16 January no. 5833 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Review : My Story 2015 single work single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2015;

— Review of My Story Julia Gillard 2014 single work autobiography
Simple Title Revealed for Gillard's 'Cathartic' Memoirs Saffron Howden , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2014; (p. 11)
Julia Stars as Festival Turns Page Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 July 2014; (p. 15)
Memoirs Provide Valuable Insight Troy Bramston , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2014; (p. 10)
Rudd-Gillard Rivaly Takes a Literary Leap Troy Bramston , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 September 2014; (p. 3)
Not Invincible, She Was Always Her Own Woman Michael Gordon , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 September 2014; (p. 4-5)
Untrustworthy Incompetent Vengeful Steven Scott , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 September 2014; (p. 13)
Gillard's Book Work of Fiction, Says Rudd James Massola , Heath Aston , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 September 2014; (p. 7)
Real Julia Shows up As True Believers Reunite for Launch Jacqueline Maley , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 September 2014; (p. 16)
A Veil Over Labor’s Failure and a Gloss on Gillard’s Greatest Hit Paul Kelly , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 September 2014; (p. 15, 18)
Gillard Savages Rudd's 'Sabotage' Steven Scott , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 September 2014; (p. 17)
Gillard’s Own Yarn Spins Nice Little Earner Troy Bramston , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 January 2015; (p. 5)
Book Lover Julia in Write State of Mind 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2015; (p. 9)
'She may be a Writers' Week virgin but when Julia Gillard takes the stage this afternoon for one of the most anticipated sessions this year's event, she does so as a best-selling author...'
Senator Receives Public Apology Peter Jean , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 February 2015; (p. 3)
Standing for Something – the Raison D’etre of Julia Gillard: Linda Adair & Lucinda Adair-Roberts Reflect on a Conversation Linda Adair , Lucinda Adair-Roberts , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

'The Sydney Writers’ Festival sometimes feels like an election campaign because, just as political parties these days seem to deliver their policy launches a week or so out from the election, there already appears to be a month’s worth of Festival events stretching through May even though Mohsin Hamid is not due to deliver the Opening Address until 19 May. It is probably fitting then that an ex-Prime Minister kicked off events on May Day 2015. Linda Adair and Lucinda Adair-Roberts look back on Julia Gillard’s conversation with Jamila Rizvi.'

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