• O’Brien is an exceptional broadcaster with a peerless ability to calmly point out the absurdity of certain viewpoints, a quality which similarly runs through this book ... provides a much-needed examination of the blustering rhetoric of politicians and media pundits, and brings a sliver of comfort to readers that they are not alone in their despair.

    The Guardian
  • James O’Brien has become the conscience of liberal Britain

    New Statesman
  • Almost indecently enjoyable

    Robert Webb
  • I know few broadcasters as consistently, forensically, brilliant as James O’ Brien. Here, he shows us -- with empathy, edge and exquisite comedy -- how it happens

    Emily Maitlis
  • In the age of the tweet, such verbal ability increasingly seems like a superpower

    The Times
  • A simply brilliant read ... I love this book!

    Jamie Oliver
  • A total joy. If you feel like the world is going to hell in a handcart, here's the brakes

    Caitlin Moran
  • This book is required reading to slice through the rhetoric, slogans & bluster of politics and politicians. James is the broadcaster we need right now, setting the world to rights one call at a time

    Susanna Reid
  • Funny, clever and alarming ... a modern day travelogue through the airwaves with all the mistrust, misinformation, contradictions and manipulation laid bare

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy

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