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£20.00 | ISBN: 9781471179785 | Buy
Want to take back the future; inspiration for a new decade? That’s why we’re here, isn’t it? But how can we think about the future? What do we need to do – and who do we need to be? For all the big questions in our lives we like to look towards Margaret Heffernan for answers, and so we are so glad she is at ALSO20. Do not miss the chance to see the award-winning business psychologist (her TED talks have been viewed by over 7 million people) as she explores why we need less tech and messier human skills - imagination, humility, bravery - to create the futures we want and can believe in.
£20.00 | ISBN: 9780241281116 | Buy
Broadcaster and award-winning science writer (she was the first woman to win the Royal Society Science Book of the Year for ‘Adventures in the Anthropocene’), Gaia Vince will help us reflect on the way we now want to evolve beyond the pandemic.
£14.99 | ISBN: 9781910931967 | Buy
I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum – I'm the other one. Confused? Let’s back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman – we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. Already there’s a lot to take in here: gay mums, twins, solicitors… (I know! Believe me, I’m still reeling myself.) Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add ‘gay’ and ‘non-biological’ to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, ‘Will my babies love me?’ at 3 a.m. This is a book for any parent who feels they don’t fit the mould of a traditional 2.4 family. Stand-up comedian Jen Brister takes a very funny, very honest look at life as a parent: from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. As ‘the other mother’ she has the perfect vantage point for us to laugh and cry alongside her.
£20.00 | ISBN: 9780753554494 | Buy
Today, in an age driven by the tyranny of the now, we rarely stop to consider how our actions will affect future generations. With such frenetic short-termism at the root of contemporary crises, the call for long-term thinking grows every day - but what is it, has it ever worked, and can we even do it? Leading public philosopher, Roman Krznaric is at ALSO to reveal the profound ways in which we can all learn to think long-term, exploring how we can reawaken oft-neglected but uniquely human talents like 'cathedral thinking' that expand our time horizons and sharpen our foresight.
£14.99 | ISBN: 9780241250990 | Buy
A guided mediation from Philippa Perry, psychotherapist and author of Sunday Times bestselling, 'The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)'
£11.99 | ISBN: 9780241258767 | Buy
No offence, David but who would have thought that a book on statistics would have been such a big seller in 2020. There’s a reason why and it’s a hopeful one. Surrounded by fake news, we are all trying to learn more about stats to make sure the information we are taking on is real. Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. We are so pleased to have the leading risk, probability, chance and uncertainty academic in the UK, Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter to guide us through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. You'll never think about information in the same way again.
£16.99 | ISBN: 9781786892805 | Buy
The award-winning writer and broadcaster, and star of BBC's All in the Mind, Claudia Hammond invites us all to use this time to re-establish a positive relationship with rest and recovery - two things essential for our health and well-being.
£8.99 | ISBN: 9781474600880 | Buy
Isy Suttie—stand-up comedian, actress and songsmith—has reached her thirties and realized her life is never going to be what she expected. She'll never become that tennis champion, be an expert in birdsong or make a living from playing pinball. Yet Isy maintains her trusty "glass half full" attitude to life. Why? From goldfish-murdering mothers and housemates obsessed with VAT, to boyfriends who don't appreciate gifts of homemade human-sized penguins, Isy delves deep into the vaults of her memory, writing with warmth, agonizing honesty and sharp humor to bring to life all of the scrapes that optimism have led her into.
£9.99 | ISBN: 9781785944680 | Buy
Build yourself a box and think outside of it. Your time starts now … In the TV show and on my marriage certificate, my job description is ‘Taskmaster’s Assistant’. That’s what I do and it’s an honour. I like Taskmaster a lot. And, of course, I love The Taskmaster. He’s mountainous. If you feel in any way the same as me then you should enjoy this paperback version of the official Taskmaster book. There are tasks for you, your friends and your family. There are new tasks, secret things and sneaky tricks. And there is one swear word. So it’s almost exactly like being on the show. Good luck. Make good choices. Let’s do Him proud.
£16.99 | ISBN: 9781472143662 | Buy
Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. They can cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or convince governments to take notice. But hype has a dark side, too. Technology journalist, Gemma Milne is at ALSO to explain how hype can even be responsible for derailing crucial progress and exactly how it can be combated and discounted - if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed.
£18.99 | ISBN: 9780300243406 | Buy
Here for the ideas? Want to know how we can make the most of this slowdown? The Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, Danny Dorling has answers. And Salon London’s Helen Bagnall will be channelling her inner Melvyn Bragg and taking on Danny’s claims so we can get lots of answers in one innovative session.
£16.99 | ISBN: 9781473686229 | Buy
Drugs. We've all done them. Whether it's a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, a cigarette or a sleeping pill. But how well do we understand the effects of the drugs we take - legal or illegal? Dr Suzi Gage, psychologist, epidemiologist and co-creator of the hit podcast, Say Why to Drugs, is at ALSO to present her extraordinary research into the science behind recreational drugs - debunking common myths and misconceptions - and explaining what they're really doing to your mind and body.
£14.99 | ISBN: 9781786899026 | Buy
Book Club LIVE is ALSO Digital's venture to invite us all to a Book Club with the author. So please join us on 17th May for a Book Club LIVEstream with Jackie Kay, the award-winning poet and national poet laureate of Scotland, and author, counselor and nurse of thirty years, Janie Brown. Together they’ll be discussing a new way of approaching how to live by considering the end of our lives through Janie's brilliant new book, Radical Acts of Love. How We Find Hope at the End of Life. In this profound and moving digital Salon, Janie will discuss with Jackie twenty conversations that have reoccurred during her career as a nurse, each one offering insight into one of the most important but least-discussed experiences of our lives.
£20.00 | ISBN: 9781788161985 | Buy
Without our realising it, a single, slippery concept has become a secular deity throughout the modern industrial world. We make terrible sacrifices in its name: of our money, our health, and our planet. That deity is nature itself. Alan Levinovitz, the assistant professor at James Madison University, Virginia, is at ALSO Digital to explain why arguments based on what is 'natural', in food, medicine, and society at large, are appeals to a false idol - our oldest, most persistent superstition.
£20.00 | ISBN: 9781526145413 | Buy
This brilliant Uehiro Centre Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford explains the case for more research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" exploring their ethical implications for individuals and society. Get insight into this cutting-edge field of medical research that could have profound effects on us all. Will relationships be the same in the future? Will we still marry? It may soon be up to you to decide whether you want a chemical romance.
£11.99 | ISBN: 9780241377598 | Buy
Awaken your senses through the power of nature. Embrace the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku and discover the proven health benefits of Forest Bathing with ALSO's self-guided walk. Please book on to receive your self-guided pack. To delve deeper into Forest Bathing, we highly recommend Dr Qing Li's Into the Forest: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness.
£12.99 | ISBN: 9781472267740 | Buy
Author, Refinery29, Stylist and Grazia journalist, thrift-lover and reformed fast fashion addict, Lauren Bravo makes a brilliant case for How To Break Up With Fast Fashion: a guilt-free guide to changing the way you shop with a session especially for ALSO with hundreds of ideas for how to sustainably, ethically and stylishly redefine your relationship with your wardrobe.
£16.99 | ISBN: 9781509836192 | Buy
Join renowned classicist Natalie Haynes for her new series of short videos on Ovid's Heroides. Natalie Haynes is the author of five books. Her most recent book A Thousand Ships, is short listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020. Her earlier books include: The Children of Jocasta (2017), The Amber Fury (2014), and The Ancient Guide to Modern Life (2010). Her next book, Pandora’s Jar, is a non-fiction book about women in Greek myth, and will be published in October 2020. She has written and recorded five series of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics for BBC Radio 4. Series Six will be broadcast in summer 2020.