Based on a series of extensive interviews, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the influence of a generation of prominent female politicians on the Australian political system and explores the part played by the press in their downfall.
Elspeth Proben – Sydney Morning Herald: Julia Baird’s Media Tarts is a gripping account of how the media have treated women politicians. While the tone of the book is even-handed, reading the history is at times gruesome, like watching a demolition derby. … In Baird’s hands, it is a great political story.
Pamela Bone – The Age: Julia Baird has interviewed dozens of women in politics, as well as columnists and opinion leaders in the press gallery for this readable, authoritative and thought-provoking book (it has a great cover too).