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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Rape among the lamingtons
Tragic evidence of child sexual abuse in the Newcastle Anglican Church
On Stan Grant’s radical hope
A companionable rooster
Why are our pets so pampered?
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 …
Elisabeth Badinter’s 'The Conflict: Woman and Mother'
The case for a national disability insurance scheme
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 …
A decade ago I wrote a newspaper article about Sarah Blaffer Hrdy’s controversial book Mother Nature: Natural Selection and the Female of the Species. Halfway through I came across a photo that has haunted me ever since. A Pakistani mother …
The girl in the room
Loneliness in the age of freedom
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