Helen Razer

For more than two decades, Helen Razer has been broadcasting and writing her way into disagreement of various scales. For much of the 1990s she presented the breakfast program on ABC radio's youth network with her non-biological brother, Mikey Robins. She makes occasional returns to professional broadcast but is now better known as a somewhat peevish columnist. She has been employed as a contributor by The Age and The Australian, and is now a columnist on dissent with Crikey and gardening correspondent for The Saturday Paper.

Helen has produced four previous books of humorous nonfiction, had a rest and returned to collaborate with her friend Bernard Keane to write her only serious work to date. Her frequently published thoughts on the impotence of current public debate are extended in A Short History of Stupid.

'What becomes of the broken-hearted?' - Helen Razer discusses The Helen 100 with Richard Fidler. Listen now >

Books by Helen Razer

Total Propaganda

Published: September 2017

Marxism and socialism explained for a younger readership

The Helen 100

Published: February 2017

A hundred dates in less than a year. Will they heal her broken heart or make it worse? Brilliant, hilarious and excruciating confessions from bestselling writer and journalist Helen Razer.

A Short History of Stupid

Published: December 2016

Alain de Botton meets Russell Brand in this glorious rant about everything that drives you mad about the modern world.

A Short History of Stupid

Published: December 2014

Alain de Botton meets Russell Brand in this glorious rant about everything that drives you mad about the modern world.

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