James O’Brien has become famous for his radio talk show, in which he openly debates everyone from hard-core Brexiteers to blatant homophobes, and tries to reason out their thinking. In this startling and often hilarious account, he goes through his methodology while dealing with these calls, also offering an explainer to the modern world, with a dash of hope to round it all off. Necessary reading for any liberal trying to make sense of a world gone so wrong.
- Recommended by Emmet Driver, Dubray Stillorgan
The runaway Sunday Times bestseller by one of the most incisive broadcasters around.
Every day, James O'Brien listens to people blaming benefits scroungers, the EU, Muslims, feminists and immigrants. But what makes James's daily LBC show such essential listening - and has made James a standout social media star - is the careful way he punctures their assumptions and dismantles their arguments live on air, every single morning.
In the bestselling How To Be Right, James provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue, James shows how people have been fooled into thinking the way they do, and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards.
If you ever get cornered by ardent Brexiteers, Daily Mail disciples or little England patriots, this book is your conversation survival guide.