• How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
  • How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
  • How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
  • How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 16/07/2020
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Synopsis

Modern life is full of choices. But how do we know what our best life looks like? And what if we get it wrong?

Incisive, wide-ranging and witty, How Do We Know We're Doing it Right? explores the questions, anxieties and agendas that consume our lives. Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we've been sold and the ones we tell ourselves - from happiness to wellness; womanhood to consumerism - in ways that are both surprising and reassuring. How Do We Know We're Doing it Right? will spark a thousand conversations and encourage us to find our own path to contentment.

Pandora Sykes is a journalist and broadcaster. She has written for titles including The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Guardian and ELLE, created and presented multiple podcasts including The High Low, The Missing, Pieces of Britney and Doing It Right, and is the go-to interviewer of best-selling authors such as Reni Eddo-Lodge, Bernadine Evaristo, Matt Haig and David Nicholls. Her own essay collection was a Sunday Times best-seller.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781786332073
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 407g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 144 mm

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How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
A brilliant and insightful collection of essays
I'm a huge fan of Pandora Sykes and I was delighted to read a book full of her writing and I love a good essay collection and these were brilliant. She is ... READ MORE
Corey
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Insightful and beautifully written
I absolutely adored this collection of insightful and thought-provoking essays on modern life by Pandora Sykes. As we ease towards the new normal, her writ... READ MORE
Emily Cotter
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
I so wanted to love this
... but I didn’t, and I struggled to finish it (and didn’t). It’s quite rambling and word-salad-y, with flourishes which just seem so pretentious, and I of... READ MORE
Carmen Tilldridge
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Disappointing
I bought the book because I am a fan of the high low podcast which I still think is great, but just found I wasn’t drawn into this book at all. I feel like... READ MORE
Wendy So
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
A rigorously researched insight into millennial worries.
My reading of essays is not broad, so I have little to compare to but I enjoyed reading this book. The collection is subtitled as essays on modern life bu... READ MORE
Kate S
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Insightful, Engaging, Nourishing
What an incredibly intelligent yet approachable collection of essays. Sykes has extraordinary ability to write about complex ideas with a balance of wit an... READ MORE
Emily Campbell
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Articulate and insightful
I am so so shocked by some of the negative reviews, this book was beautifully written, insightful, well researched and the perfect commentary for some of t... READ MORE
B Fi
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
The anti life-hack
Sykes writes so eloquently and comfortingly, assessing modern phenomena in a well researched and well structured book of essays, each in several parts. Wit... READ MORE
Claudia Rolo
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Full of research and studies to make you pause and think
I want to read this book over and over- it’s is brimming with research but still has Pandora’s witty and warm voice - it feels like you are in conversation... READ MORE
Nicola Lee
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Loved this
I really enjoy the High Low and also Pandora’s writing in general so was looking forward to this. While I have different opinions at times - surely the poi... READ MORE
Alex Shaw
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Interesting, insightful and thought-provoking
I tend to steer clear of non-fiction but having been an avid listener of the High Low for a number of years, was keen to try Pandora’s book – and I’m very ... READ MORE
HM
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
A beautifully eloquent and insightful portrait...
.... of humanity: it’s past, present and future. Sykes ponders over the joys and trials of life, with searing insight and a heartfelt poignancy. In doing s... READ MORE
Hazel Buncle
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Insecure and rambling
How badly I wanted to love this. As a massive fan of the podcast, feasting on the release of every episode, I bought this book with every intention to devo... READ MORE
Ann Hauser
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Smugness and middle class anxiety pretending to be serious thought exercise
I decided to buy this book based on the feature published in The Sunday Times which I quite enjoyed. However, the book is a disappointment form the first c... READ MORE
Agnieszka Milczarek
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Interesting and thought provoking
I enjoyed this collection of essays and it gave me lots to think about. It is a bold and well researched book, reflecting on the quandaries of our curren... READ MORE
Emily Petersen
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Chaotic
I normally find Pandora eloquent and enjoy her opinions so pre ordered this book back in January. Sadly it wasn’t for me and I have abandoned it unfinished... READ MORE
Chloe G
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Give this a miss
Whole-heartedly agree with some of the reviews on here. Unreadable waffle. Tone-deaf at times. Desperate to be profound and clever - is anything but.
Vee Michelson
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
Insightful and wide-ranging
I am a huge fan of the High Low and Pandora and I was overjoyed when I found out she was writing a book - and what a book! She covers so much ground in the... READ MORE
Anna Ag