The digital revolution was one of the best things to happen to Shaun Carney because it ended his career. When he took a redundancy from his job as associate editor and political writer with The Age, he had to stop to consider whether a 55-year old man still had any value. What had he done with his life? Had he made the most of his opportunities? This is a tour through suburban Australian life, journalism, politics and the burdens of family expectations.
Shaun Carney was a journalist, editor and columnist with The Herald and The Age in a career spanning 35 years. After leaving full-time journalism he became a weekly columnist for the Herald Sun and is an adjunct associate professor with the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. His previous books are Peter Costello - the New Liberal and Australia in Accord - Politics and Industrial Relations Under the Hawke Government.