The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the best-selling Bad Science and Bad Pharma.
In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharma, he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.
From the reviews of Bad Science:
”For sheer savagery, the illusion-destroying, joyous attack on the self-regarding, know-nothing orthodoxies of the modern middle classes, Bad Science cannot be beaten. You'll laugh your head off, then throw all those expensive health foods in the bin.” (Trevor Philips, Observer (Book of the Year))
“Unmissable…laying about himself in a froth of entirely justified indignation, Goldacre slams the mountebanks and bullshitters who misuse science. Few escape: drug companies, self-styled nutritionists, deluded researchers and journalists all get thoroughly duffed up. It is enormously enjoyable.” (The Times (Book of the Year))
From the reviews of Bad Pharma:
”This is a book to make you enraged - properly, bone-shakingly furious…A work of brilliance.” (Daily Telegraph)
“An important book. Ben Goldacre is angry, and by the time you put Bad Pharma down, you should be too.” (New Statesman)
“A book that deserves to be widely read, because anyone who does read it cannot help feeling both uncomfortable and angry.” (Economist)
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Interesting articles but thats about it
A fantastic book which everyone should read.
I'd recommend it to everyone, so they can stop acting like sheep, believing everything they hear or read in the media and taking it as fact.
Obviously his other books, Bad Science, etc, which I also highly recommend.
Yes, I was eager to listen at every opportunity.
People think they 'know' things, when it truth they mostly know what others want them to know.
Hopefully this book will make at least a few decide to think for themselves before assuming that what their GP, or favourite newspaper says is 'right', and does not need to be questioned.
- M. Mcdermott