The B Format release of last year's bestseller.Upon hearing that his nephew had chosen to enter politics, Uncle Mungo decided to impart his advice on how to succeed in politics, from choice of party through media manipulation and back-stabbing, to elevation to the prime ministership. Illustrated by plentiful examples drawn from a lifetime's close observation of Australian politics, (particularly the Hawke-Keating-Howard years), Mungo's tongue-in-cheek advice throughout is by turn wise and cynical, and always very funny. How to be a Megalomaniac: Advice to a Young Politician is enlivened by specially commissioned cartoons from Patrick Cook.
Mungo MacCallum was a political journalist for many years. The publications he wrote for included Nation Review, the National Times, The Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald. He is the author of the successful memoir Mungo: the Man Who Laughs.