The public service: home of the lengthy lunch and the idle underworked and overpaid. Right? Wrong. Michael, we really have to talk . . . details a public service more likely to be a place of over-work, overt and covert bullying and denial of obvious dysfunction. This book is an honest retelling of life in today's public service written by a man who spent 50 years there. Michael tells harrowing tales of the best-kept secrets with humor as well as popular, artistic and intellectual allusions. Michael is as bad as hell as he scatters the toxic undergrowth to reveal a clear path to bureaucratic reform. If you work in the public service, defiantly display Michael, we really have to talk . . . on your desk.