Anthony Albanese has been at the heart of Labor politics in Australia for a decade. For the previous decade he persistently worked to ensure that the Labor left was a vital part of all ALP activities. This is his story. The turbulent years of federal politics with a deeply personal dimension, this is the whole story of Anthony Albanese and the remarkable mother, Maryanne, who raised him.Anthony learned his political craft among the tough men and women of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother?s devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the party his family had served for three generations.ALBANESE- Telling it Straight reveals what shaped the bloke they call 'Albo?, his climb through politics by playing hard, fast and sometimes loose and how as he and his colleagues wrestled with Labor?s future, he discovered his own past. Now with additional material.