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Acclaimed journalist Leigh Sales has her doubts, and thinks you should, too.

Her classic personal essay carries a message about the value of truth, scrutiny and accountability—a much-needed, pocket-sized antidote to fake news.

Donald Trump, the post-truth world and the instability of Australian politics are all examined in this fresh take on her prescient essay on the media and political trends that define our times.


I read On Doubt before I knew Leigh Sales. I thought then that it was a disproportionately valuable book for its size. In the years since, it's only become more pertinent.

Annabel Crabb

When this first came out I kept it close for reassurance doubt wasn't just normal but vital for writing. Rerelease couldn't be better timed.

Benjamin Law

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 16, 2017

    Melbourne University Press

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook


    September 16, 2017

    Melbourne University Press Digital

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Also by Leigh Sales

Any Ordinary Day
On Doubt (Signed by Leigh Sales)
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The Odyssey
Nineteen Eighty Four
The Crucible
The Great Gatsby
Pride And Prejudice
Feel Free: Essays
Wuthering Heights
The Little Prince: Popular Penguins
Crime And Punishment
The Republic
Howards End
Great Expectations
Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)
Metamorphosis: Popular Penguins
Late Essays
Being There
On Passion
Home and Away
Bit Rot