This book is a collection of the utterances of Paul Keating, who served as Australia's Treasurer and then Prime Minister from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. The book includes many examples of Keating's rapier wit and stinging insults, leavened with a certain amount of his wisdom which has been too often overlooked. Eventually, he was rejected by Australia's electorate, but this has not stopped him. Examples of his wit and wisdom, right up to the end of 2009, are included in Vintage Keating. He is the only Australian Prime Minister to be the star material for a musical and Vintage Keating even includes a chapter on how the musical came to be.