Tom Phillips is the editor of Full Fact, Britain's leading independent fact-checking organisation. Previously he was the editorial director of BuzzFeed UK, where he divided his time between very serious reporting on important issues... and making jokes.Tom's first book, HUMANS: A Brief History ofHow We F*cked It All Up, was published in 2018, and has since been translated into more than 30 languages. Tom's second book, TRUTH: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t was published in 2019 and has so far sold in 20 territories.
For Tom Phillips and HUMANS:This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant. Apart from the epilogue which is idiotic.In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits - Don't Be a Dick, PeteA light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining - TelegraphIf you find yourself looking at the news and wondering how humanity has got so many things wrong, over and over again, this book is a very funny answer to just that question'Tom Phillips has proven beyond a doubt that humans are goddamn lucky to be here and are doing nearly nothing to remain relevant and viable as a species - except, that is, for writing witty, entertaining, and slightly distressing-but-ultimately-endearing books about same. And if you care to avoid orbiting the earth in a space-garbage prison of your fellow humans' design, you should probably read it - The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ckTom Phillips is a very clever, very funny man, and it shows. If Sapiens was a testament to human sophistication, this history of failure cheerfully reminds us that humans are mostly idiots - A Million Years and a DayChronicles humanity's myriad follies down the ages with malicious glee and much wit . . . a rib-tickling page-turner - Business Standard