At a time when politics seems increasingly negative and our society increasingly divided, Still Lucky shows that we are more fortunate than we think, and have more in common than we know.
Reviewed by Ben at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:
Rebecca Huntley has done social research for decades - having raw conversations with Aussies from all walks of life, of all ages, and from one end of the country to the other. In Still Lucky, she draws insights from these focus groups and quotes many individuals verbatim (some are very funny). The book paints a portrait of Australia as it really is - giving answers to some tricky questions, like why we obsess over home ownership, how racist we are and what future will there be for our kids and grandkids. As the title suggests, there’s a lot to be optimistic for in our nation and its people. We're much more similar to each other in our hopes and dreams than we might think.