In case you’d like to find out more about the book, I wrote a little piece about why I wrote it and what it’s all about here.
You can purchase CONFLICTED, in whichever format you desire, from these UK and US providers (or via your preferred independent bookshop):
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Thank you and happy reading.
How Nutrition Science Went Wrong
Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity. A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube. …
2. It’s the end of 2020, the kid is 78 years old and is widely regarded as having made more great songs than anyone else alive. He is releasing a new album, McCartney III, his second in two years (the last one, 2019’s Egypt Station, hit number one on the…
For a slightly incomplete but annotated version of this, see my Twitter thread.
Rings of Saturn, W.G Sebald
The Cello Suites, Eric Siblin
Handel In London, Jane Glover,
Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth, Gitta Sereny,
The Shortest History of Europe
The Saturday Caller, Georges Simenon
The Sleepwalkers, Arthur Koestler
An unreliable reading memoir
The Knowledge Illusion, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach. Cognitive scientists explain why everyone knows a lot less than they think. Good and chastening intro to the topic.
Dreaming The Beatles, Rob Sheffield. Free-wheeling and uneven but overall really good with many brilliant, perceptive insights.
Fire me out of Christmas like a bullet from a gun
Blast me out of Christmas on a rocket to the sun
Pull me out of Christmas with a giant stage hook
Smuggle me out of Christmas in the pages of a book
A-choo me out of Christmas like a droplet from a sneeze
Roll me out of Christmas like a round of English cheese
Sneak me out of Christmas through a secret backdoor
Write me out of Christmas at the end of season 4
Ship me out of Christmas, I think the coast is clear
Get me out of Christmas until Christmas time next year.
Reading is hard when you’re encumbered by children and Twitter. I was quite proud of having got through 20+ books in 2017 until I discovered that Sarah Ditum had matched that by June. Anyway here’s my paltry list, in order of reading:
Wonderland, Steven Johnson. Maybe the best book yet…
Christopher Nolan’s epic is that rare thing, a blockbuster that doesn’t feature superheroes. I wanted to see it quite early in its run before my experience of it was skewed by the chatter but nonetheless I think I suffered from overly high expectations.
As often happens with films/books/programmes that get…
In proto-democratic Athens, there was a square called the Agora where citizens gathered after dinner to talk politics and ideas. A marketplace that was also a civic space, the Agora was where the social business of the city got done. News, ideas and gossip were exchanged. …