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When Michaela McGuire was hired by a federal MP eight months before the 2007 election, she didn't know exactly what to expect. She probably should have, because before that she had worked in the highrollers' room of a casino and had overseen lap dances in a strip club. It would become another novelty job to add to her brief but colourful résumé.
Michaela has advised a Liberal MP to campaign for his seat rather than get a haircut, cleaned ashtrays and helped organise a senior partner's stamp collection at a prestigious law firm. Whatever the contributing factors to her brilliant career, foresight was not one of them.

Reviews

As well as being as funny as a crutch, McGuire's book, which was lifted from her blog, will reassure readers that they're not going mad. Yes, there are some really weird things that happen out there in the workforce, you just have to try to laugh.

Dianne Dempsey, The Age

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780522855890

    September 1, 2009

    Melbourne University Press

    208 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9780522859423

    September 1, 2009

    Melbourne University Press Digital

    208 pages

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From the Heart: Women of Letters
Airmail: Women of Letters
Between Us: Women of Letters
Last Bets
Yours Truly: Women of Letters
A Story of Grief: Penguin Special
Sincerely: Women of Letters
Six Women of Letters: Penguin Special
Women of Letters
The Little Women Letters

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