Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t (Paperback)Tom Phillips (author)
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'TOM PHILLIPS IS A VERY CLEVER, VERY FUNNY MAN' Greg Jenner
This is a book about TRUTH - and all the ingenious ways, throughout history, that we've managed to avoid it.
We live in a 'post-truth' age, we're told. The US has a president who openly lies on a daily basis (or who doesn't even know what's true, and doesn't care). The internet has turned our everyday lives into a misinformation battleground. People don't trust experts any more.
But was there ever really a golden age of truth-telling? As the editor of the UK's leading independent fact-checker, Tom Phillips deals with complete bollocks every day. Here, he tells the hilarious story of how we humans have spent history lying to each other - and ourselves - and asks an important question: how can humanity move towards a truthier future?
PRAISE FOR HUMANS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE F*CKED IT ALL UP:
'This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant' Jeremy Clarkson, author of The World According to Clarkson
'F*cking brilliant' Sarah Knight, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
'Very funny' Mark Watson, author of Eleven
'In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits' Stuart Heritage, author of Don't Be a Dick, Pete
'A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining' Telegraph
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 214 x 134 x 30 mm
This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant. Apart from the epilogue which is idiotic. -- Jeremy Clarkson
In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits -- Stuart Heritage * Don't Be a Dick, Pete *
A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining * Telegraph *
If you find yourself looking at the news and wondering how humanity has got so many things wrong, over and over again, this book is a very funny answer to just that question' -- Mark Watson, comedian
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