Yes, it is out! The bulky blue book was delivered to my doorstep by courier early in the morning. Holding this book in my sweaty hands was an exciting enough moment to get Storm Boy out of bed before 7am. He has been traumatised ever since, poor child ...
Anyway, I'll give you the blurb:
"This year's Best Australian Essays offers riveting snapshots of the nation's 'current loves and angers, its art and myths and amusements and gender concerns - and its propensity for bushfires.' From Alex Miller's on the creative imagination to Mark Dapin on crime myths, from Amanda Hooton on Miss Universe to Tim Flannery on the inner lives of animals, this is a collection that takes the pulse of the nation's writers and thinkers and finds them in rude health. A deeply satisfying collection for that long summer read."
From Yours of Rude Health.
Here's the link: