• Title: Hockey: Not Your Average Joe
  • Author: Madonna King
  • ISBN: 9781306938181
  • Page: 286
  • Format: ebook
  • Hockey Not Your Average Joe While thousands of viewers watched Joe Hockey s approachable persona each week on Australia s Sunrise on Channel there is a lot to the Australian treasurer than meets the eye This authorized biogra
    While thousands of viewers watched Joe Hockey s approachable persona each week on Australia s Sunrise on Channel 7, there is a lot to the Australian treasurer than meets the eye This authorized biography of Hockey delves into how he embarked on his political career as a student and how he worked tirelessly to rise through the ranks of the Liberal Party, learning soWhile thousands of viewers watched Joe Hockey s approachable persona each week on Australia s Sunrise on Channel 7, there is a lot to the Australian treasurer than meets the eye This authorized biography of Hockey delves into how he embarked on his political career as a student and how he worked tirelessly to rise through the ranks of the Liberal Party, learning some pivotal lessons along the way and earning himself one of the nation s toughest jobs Having held a raft of senior ministerial positions in the John Howard administration, he presides over some of the most controversial financial decisions of the decade Already a household name in Australia, it is hard not to know about Hockey the politician, who has declared a new age of opportunity and whose budget has got the nation talking But what about the man behind the politician Drawing on hundreds of interviews, as well as full access to Joe Hockey, his family and friends, this biography explores the influences that have shaped his life, and provides an exclusive and unparalleled insight into the man who will play a pivotal role in Australia s future.

    One Reply to “Hockey: Not Your Average Joe”

    1. In Madonna King's latest tomb, her writing is very coherent and while trying to present an unbiased view of Hockey, writes in a positive tone as if he were your best friend. I really enjoyed the writing style. It was easy to read and you didn't feel like you were missing out on any detail - enough personal antidotes were included to provide a thorough view of the man, his background and the context in which he conducts himself. You feel like you are left with the facts and are able to judge the [...]

    2. Madonna King has written a good biography of a politician still in the saddle at age 49 as Australia's embattled treasurer. Joe Hockey set out his marker when he said in London in April 2012, "The age of entitlement is over. The age of personal responsibility has begun." Australia is ahead of most Western nations in the struggle to free itself from government debt and deficit but the outcome is uncertain. I appreciated two parts of the book especially. How the Sydney schoolboy grows up to become [...]

    3. Two stars. Two stars does not mean bad. Hover over those five points. 'It was okay'. 2.5 might be more appropriate.I am a swinging voter. I don't think my reaction to the book was influenced to any great extent by my political opinions. Rather, this is an odd book. Despite the long lead time, it could have done with a bit more editing. Secondly, the book is a bit soft. There are anecdotes that highlight aspects of Hockey's character that could arguably be considered weaknesses but just as many, [...]

    4. An account of Hockey's early life and mid-career before he resigned from parliament to become the Australian ambassador to the United States.

    5. Loved this book, a very deep insight into upbringing, what made him who he is and where he is now

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