The Social Superpower by Kathleen Wyatt - Signed Edition

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Hardback 1st Edition

The Social Superpower: The Big Truth About Little Lies by Kathleen Wyatt - Signed Edition

Hand Signed by Kathleen Wyatt to the Publisher's Bookplate
Hardback 1st Edition
New & Unread - Published March 2022

“There are a few secrets,” he tells me. “A few discoveries that I’ve never published. Some of the most powerful ones. I wouldn’t betray them under torture.”

In a time of deep fakes, alternative truths and leaked secrets, it would be easy to think that we are surrounded by lies. While most people are shaking their heads and muttering dark things about the new levels of deceit, former Times journalist Kathleen Wyatt is busy marvelling at how society manages it.

How do we do this extraordinary thing, often under the most ordinary of circumstances? When do we first do it, why do we do it and do we really tell more lies today? Wyatt goes deep into disinformation to find out – but given her own lies, can she even be trusted on this subject?

In this brilliant, wide-ranging study of lies and lying, Wyatt introduces us to a cast of professionals and professional liars – from scientists to investigators, from double agents to toddler specialists, from a fallen titan of industry to a Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist. Together, they all help her prove a remarkable thesis: lies hold us together as much as they push us apart and they play a vital role in a healthy society.

About the Author: Kathleen Wyatt grew up in England, Nigeria and Luxembourg, studied at Cambridge and Oxford and splits her time between London and Hampshire. She loves words and puts them in speeches for others and books for herself. She worked at The Times for sixteen years, starting as a ‘workie’, graduating to the arts section, then news, then becoming travel editor. She has lived twice, speaks six languages and thinks there is always more than one way to see things. If she’s telling the truth, that is.

Format: Hardback Edition
ISBN: 9781785907050

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