• "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