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'Bob Brown, former Senator and Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens, is one of Australia's most thoughtful and recognized public figures. Since his retirement from public life in 2012, Bob has had time to consider the things that are truly important. One is the power of human thought to influence change and this book, the first time that Bob has spoken about his life since retirement, illustrates through his stories why he remains optimistic about the future. Optimism reflects on the simple things, the moments that are meaningful, and the big questions that have concerned Bob Brown. It is a powerful read as well as a meditation on the great and the small. Inspirational, compassionate and outraged, Bob's stories are rich with metaphor, entertaining and full of warmth. His stories reveal a complex man with a quick wit, a passion for activism and a joy for life. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Rosario Godoy and Ben Oquist

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Egmont , 2014 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 August 2014
      ISBN: 9781742707662

Works about this Work

Australia Is Awash with Political Memoir, but Only Some Will Survive the Flood Jane Messer , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 September 2015;
Paradox Dennis Altman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 366 2014; (p. 23)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Politics of the Wilderness Gillian Terzis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Review : Optimism John Van Tiggelen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 104 2014; (p. 56)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Politics at the Crossroads Jeff Sparrow , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 32) The Canberra Times , 23 August 2014; (p. 21) The Age , 23 August 2014; (p. 30)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Politics at the Crossroads Jeff Sparrow , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 32) The Canberra Times , 23 August 2014; (p. 21) The Age , 23 August 2014; (p. 30)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Review : Optimism John Van Tiggelen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 104 2014; (p. 56)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Politics of the Wilderness Gillian Terzis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Paradox Dennis Altman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 366 2014; (p. 23)

— Review of Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action Bob Brown , 2014 single work autobiography
Australia Is Awash with Political Memoir, but Only Some Will Survive the Flood Jane Messer , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 September 2015;
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