How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind (Paperback)
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How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind (Paperback)

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Published: 13/05/2021
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Waterstones Says

A welcome corrective to the inflexible tribalism of modern political discourse, this thoughtful and entertaining volume from the broadcaster and author of How To Be Right pays tribute to the power of changing your mind.

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

In his bestselling How To Be Right, James provided an invigorating guide to how to talk to people with bad opinions. And yet the question he always gets asked is 'If you're so sure about everything, haven't you ever changed your mind?'

In an age of us vs. them, tribal loyalties and bitter divisions, the ability to change our minds may be the most important power we have. In this intimate, personal new book, James's focus shifts from talking to other people to how you talk to yourself about what you really think. Ranging across a dazzling array of big topics, cultural questions and political hot potatoes, James reveals where he has changed his mind, explains what convinced him, and shows why all of us need to kick the tyres of our opinions, check our assumptions and make sure we really think what we think we do.

Coloured with stories of changing minds from the incredible guests on his podcasts and callers to his radio show, and spanning big ideas like press regulation and brexit, through to playful subjects like football and dog-ownership, How Not To Be Wrong is packed with revelations, outrage, conversations and lots of humour.

Because in a world that seems more divided than ever, if you can't change your own mind you'll never really be able to change anyone else's.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753557716
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A model of lucidity, humour and humanity - we should be thankful that we have him - Times Literary Supplement

Simply brilliant ... Its calm but brutal honesty makes for compelling reading. This book is needed now more than ever - The Secret Barrister

James is more right than ever -- particularly in our entrenched, binary thinking culture -- about the importance of being able to admit to being wrong - David Baddiel

An admirably personal guide to the lost art of changing your mind. James showed me how often a change of mind is really a change of heart - Marina Hyde

The conscience of liberal Britain - New Statesman

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“Personal, illuminating, brilliant”

Holding up a mirror to middle class views and how we have formed bias conscious and unconscious from our family, education and social setting. This is then fed into by the popular press and social media.
James makes... More

Hardback edition
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“Uncomfortable, honest looks at bias”

Holding up a mirror to middle class views and how we have formed bias conscious and unconscious from our family, education and social setting. This is then fed into by the popular press and social media.
James makes... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 39

“A brilliantly honest and refreshing account of one man's journey into a different way of living”

This book opens with the line that 'there is no point having a mind if you never change it'. In a world that is increasingly polarised and blind to anyone else's opinion, this is a much needed look at... More

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