In 2007, Kevin Rudd became only the third Labour Prime minister since the Second World War, after Whitlam and Hawke, to win government from opposition. In doing so he also defeated, and unseated, John Howard, the longest-serving conservative prime minister since Menzies. While journalists and his political foes have together felled forests writing about the ‘real’ Kevin Rudd, until now he has refused to provide any written response to his many critics. That changes with this volume. This is the first time we hear from the man himself and, in his own words, about what makes him tick.