TRUST ME, I'M NOT A POLITICIAN: A simple guide to saving democracy (Paperback)Dorothy Byrne (author)
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In an age where more British people believe in aliens than trust our politicians, Dorothy Byrne asks the question: what went wrong and how can our trust in democracy and public life be regained?
In this scintillating essay, nothing and no one escapes Byrne's razor-sharp wit as she takes on the politicians avoiding rigorous journalistic scrutiny, explores the pitfalls of impartiality, imagines what Plato say to Trump - and calls out plenty of sexist bastards along the way.
This is a ferocious, frank, and often wildly funny attempt to separate the truth from the lies at a time of national crisis.
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 165 x 111 mm
'I HAVE NEVER AGREED WITH ANYONE MORE.' Beth Sagar-Fenton, BBC
'Searing, funny, taking no prisoners about everything from sexism, ageism, menopause, Me Too, the narrow make-up of the media to attacks on democracy. Dorothy Byrne is my new hero.' Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian
'YOU SHOULD READ IT NOW. It's utterly brilliant. I want to be exactly like her when I grow up.' Helen Joyce, The Economist
'Funny, important and savage about everyone from Corbyn and Johnson to her ridiculous sexist bosses when she started out.' Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC
'Furious, funny, opinionated, interesting.' David Sillito, BBC
'Just brilliant. Every hard-earned word.' Suzanne Moore, The Guardian
'A masterclass in caustic and at times self-deprecating wit' The National