We often wish that we could stand out from the crowd and be recognised for who we are as individuals, known for the quality and uniqueness of our work. Maybe, though, we should be careful about what we wish for.
John Safran has spent the last 17 years being a voice in the Australian media unlike any other. How did he get to be an individual in a world where we keep being pushed in all sorts of directions and is it everything it's cracked up to be?
Australians can buy Murder in Mississippi right now.
If you're in the US, you can pre-order the American version called God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi, which John thinks is the superior edition (because he did another edit).