A new book by Australian feminist Clementine Ford aims to stop females entering into an institution that does them harm.
- Theo Chapman
A new book looks at the bumpy career of Emily Weiss, the enigmatic founder of Glossier.
- Lauren Sams
When Ben McKenzie of The OC saw other celebrities cashing in on the digital coin craze, he got angry, righteous, and decided to correct the record.
- Myriam Robin
The bestselling financial author met the cryptocurrency boss at the apex of his wealth and influence. The pair may have become far too close.
- James Ledbetter
The entrepreneur’s much-anticipated biography has interesting anecdotes but is too uncritical of its flawed subject.
- Mark Di Stefano
“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” writer Gabrielle Zevin talks about the never-ending cycle of hopes and broken dreams in a creative life.
- Lucy Dean
An important new book explains how Australian soldiers, police officers and diplomats staunched a cycle of bloodshed and rebuilt a shattered state.
- James Curran
You might have gone into last year with a touch of crypto FOMO, a feeling that you must read “Bitcoin Billionaires” and so on. By now, you probably don’t.
- Merryn Somerset Webb
This year’s most thought-provoking tomes include Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross’ “How to Identify Energisers, Creators, and Winners Around the World”.
- Stephen Carter
The Australian Financial Review’s pick of the year’s books about music and musicians.
- Michael Bailey
If the US is to craft a new political culture less obsessed with grandeur and more in touch with reality, it must start with the young.
- Adam Tooze
Five categories, from fiction to brain food, covering books to give as gifts or to read yourself – or both.
- Luke Slattery
In converting her life story into self-empowering bromides, the former first lady has exposed the limits of her politics.
- Lola Seaton
Fatalities in the sport are often labelled “freaks”, but a new book using data analysis suggests head impacts and concussions may be hugely under-reported.
- Martin Newman
From the deal he did with George W. Bush to what he learned when Mikhail Gorbachev came over for dinner, the U2 frontman’s memoir is a rambling, fascinating read.
- Chris Klimek
From advising drug-makers how to “turbocharge” sales to working for corrupt governments, a new book lays bare how the consulting giant’s track record defies its much-touted “values”.
- Hannah Wootton
A new book shatters the luminous image that has long been attached to the consulting giant.
- Michael Bobelian
A new book about the business exploits of the boy from Bundaberg is flying off the shelves in his home town as court battles continue over Greensill Capital’s implosion.
- Jenny Wiggins
Two-time World Debating champion and former AFR journalist Bo Seo argues that listening is at least as important as talking in creating a more harmonious world.
- Andrew Burke
- Decision making
An insider’s account of Chinese crony capitalism provides better business advice than modern versions of How to Make Friends and Influence People.
- Aaron Patrick