How To Be Right… in a World Gone Wrong

How To Be Right… in a World Gone Wrong

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 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.

‘I have had a ringside seat as a significant swathe of the British population was persuaded that their failures were the fault of foreigners, that unisex lavatories threatened their peace of mind and that ‘all Muslims’ must somehow apologise for terror attacks by extremists. I have tried to dissuade them and sometimes succeeded… The challenge is to distinguish sharply between the people who told lies and the people whose only offence was to believe them.’
James O’Brien

Title:How To Be Right… in a World Gone Wrong
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780753553114
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  • Roman Clodia

    O'Brien is such a sane voice in today's increasingly toxic world... refusing to accept the often unthinking inanities of people incensed by Muslims, migrants, Remainers, uppity women, feminists, gay/t...

  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)

    This was weird. I totally agree with James o’Brien’s opinions, so I thought I would have liked this book more than I did. As it is, I did enjoy it but I didn’t love it. He came across as slightl...

  • Sid Nuncius

    I thought How To Be Right was excellent. It is readable, thoughtful, intelligent and humane.James O’Brien writes very well indeed. Drawing on his experience as a print journalist and then as a long-...

  • Kevin

    James O'Brien is a talk radio host on LBC here in the UK. A person with a Liberal conscious, he hosts this radio program and in a very incisive, clever way takes down most of the common arguments in o...

  • Matt McQueen

    A short read, but very good. Unfortunately, those who should read this book never will.The audiobook is narrated by the author, and I'd recommend it also....

  • Sam

    I wanted to give this book four stars. I like it. It makes me think and makes me question myself. But in places author felt too patronizing. It nearly took off one of the stars, but then(whilst contem...

  • Joe O'Donnell

    Reading “How to be Right” is a curious experience. I agree with just about every agreement and every word uttered by James O’Brien throughout this short polemic about fake news, the normalisatio...

  • el

    super interesting, I have a fair few thoughtsrtc...

  • Simon

    A lot of this could be considered preaching to the choir, and many of the radio show transcripts come across as a bit sneering and condescending. It's actually better when he leaves his radio show beh...

  • Tariq Mahmood

    This is not an easy job, trying to directly argue with ordinary deranged individuals who are living in a climate of fear. They are insecure, they are afraid, they feel as if they are the real victims....