Reviews

  • "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