Anne Manne

Anne Manne
Anne Manne is the author of Motherhood, the Quarterly Essay ‘Love & Money’ and the memoir So This Is Life. Her most recent book is The Life of I: The new culture of narcissism.

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A companionable rooster


Why are our pets so pampered?

Stan Grant

The advocate


On Stan Grant’s radical hope

Joker  in  the  pack


On the road with the irrepressible Nick Xenophon

In defence of the rat


The many talents of a much-maligned rodent

The wife and times

Family and relationships

Annabel Crabb’s ‘The Wife Drought’

Confident white males - and other profiles of denialism


  "We are vaguely aware of choosing not to look at the facts, but not quite conscious of what it is we are evading." - Stanley Cohen, State of Denial   The ‘facts’ on climate change could not be clearer. There …

De Beauvoir's heir? Badinter with the great thinker in 1983. © Francoise Duc Pages/Kipa/Corbis

Children’s Lib


Elisabeth Badinter’s 'The Conflict: Woman and Mother'

Community and disability activist Rhonda Galbally with members of the Human Rights Committee for Victoria at Parliament House, Melbourne, June 2005. © Eddie Jim/Fairfax Syndication

Two nations


The case for a national disability insurance scheme

Dubbed the greatest match race in history, Seabiscuit (inside left), ridden by George Woolf, beats War Admiral in 1938. © Bettman / Corbis

How not to win the Melbourne Cup


In sentimental movies about horseracing, such as National Velvet and Seabiscuit, there is a recurring theme. A rough diamond with potential slowly becomes a champion, transforming the lives of all those associated with it. The ending …