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Join award-winning LBC broadcaster and voice of reason James O’Brien as he talks to writer Sathnam Sanghera to celebrate the paperback publication of HOW NOT TO BE WRONG.

There’s no point having a mind if you’re not willing to change it.

James’s previous bestselling book, HOW TO BE RIGHT, explored how to make your arguments heard. In HOW NOT TO BE WRONG, James explores how to change your mind, and how winning arguments doesn’t necessarily mean you’re right.

Examining his personal beliefs on everything from racial prejudice to showing emotions, from fat-shaming to tattoos, James delves deeper into the real reasons behind his opinions. In this intimate and entertaining conversation, he will discuss the process of writing the book, and the lessons he learned about himself whilst doing so, as well as discussing his career more widely. You’ll also have the chance to put your own questions to James.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from one of Britain’s most incisive, witty and necessary voices in a captivating and thought-provoking conversation before you read his new book.

James will be in conversation with Sathnam Sanghera, a journalist and writer whose books include THE BOY WITH THE TOPKNOT, MARRIAGE MATERIAL and, most recently, the acclaimed EMPIRELAND.

This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. You will be sent your personal link to login 48 hours before the event.

This event takes place on paperback publication day, so if you purchase a book with your ticket, you will receive your copy of the book in the 10 days after the event.

Please note, tickets for this event are non-refundable.

This event will be recorded and sent to all bookers shortly after the event. It will be available to watch for 7 days.

  • How Not To Be Wrong

  • 'Simply Brilliant' THE SECRET BARRISTER
    'Passionate and brilliantly argued' DAVID OLUSOGA
    'An admirably personal guide' MARINA HYDE
    'Smart, analytical, self-aware and important' ALASTAIR CAMPBELL


    There's no point having a mind if you're not willing to change it

    James O'Brien has built well over a million loyal listeners to his radio show by dissecting the opinions of callers live on air, every day. But winning the argument doesn't necessarily mean you're right.

    In this deeply personal book, James turns the mirror on himself to reveal what he has changed his mind about and why, and explores how examining and changing our own views is our new civic duty in a world of outrage, disagreement and echo chambers. He writes candidly about the stiff upper lip attitudes and toxic masculinity that coloured his childhood, and the therapy and personal growth that have led him question his assumptions and explore new perspectives. Laying open his personal views on everything from racial prejudice to emotional vulnerability, from fat-shaming to tattoos, he then delves into the real reasons -- often irrational or unconscious -- he holds them.

    Unflinchingly honest, revealing and funny, How Not to Be Wrong is a tonic for a world more divided than ever and a personal manifesto for a better way of thinking and living.

    Because after all, if we can't change our own minds we'll never really be able to change anyone else's.

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