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Truth

Truth

‘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
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Genre: Humanities / History / History: Specific Events & Topics / Social & Cultural History

On Sale: 26th September 2019

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781472263193

Reviews

For Tom Phillips and HUMANS:
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
This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant. Apart from the epilogue which is idiotic.
Jeremy Clarkson