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James O'Brien talks to Stephanie Merritt

How Not To Be Wrong

Winter Weekend 2020, 

Parliamentary Book Award-winner and Sunday Times bestseller, James O’Brien unexpectedly turns the mirror on himself in this deeply personal account of how winning arguments doesn’t mean you’re right. Revealing what he has changed his mind about and why, he shows that when everyone has an opinion, examining and changing our own views is our new civic duty in these divided times. O’Brien has made his name interrogating the opinions of his callers live on air, to well over a million listeners. From Brexit to Boris, people are used to being asked ‘what’ their views are, but when James asks ‘why’ they think what they do, he is often met with surprising and profound results. In this book airs the toxic masculinity and traditional ‘stiff upper lip’ attitude that coloured his childhood, and the therapy and personal growth that led him to question his views and continually explore new perspectives.

James O'Brien talks to Stephanie Merritt