Truth : A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t
Publication Date: 24 September 2019
**Truth: A hilarious journey through the most bizarre and brilliant lies told by humans through the ages, from the author of Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up
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 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?
About the Author
Tom Phillips is UK Editorial Director of BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment company. He has previously been a comedian, an MP's researcher, and one of those people who comes up with ideas for television shows. He lives in east London, and is single. So lonely. So very lonely.