What Makes Us Human?
130 answers to the big question
A dazzling insight into what gives meaning to our life and to us as a species.
What makes us human? From Carlo Rovelli on the particles of dust that make us, to Caitlin Moran on the joy of Friday nights, and A C Grayling on how we express ourselves through culture: this illuminating book shares over 130 mind-expanding answers to that question.
We all want to understand our place in the universe and find a sense of purpose in the life. This book will help the reader navigate that journey with the help of leading names from the worlds of literature, history, philosophy, politics, sport, comedy and popular culture.
Originally broadcast as a popular feature on the Jeremy Vine Show, What Makes Us Human? includes short essays from: Andrew Marr, Carlo Rovelli, Justin Welby, Marian Keyes, Alain de Botton, Robert Webb, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry, and many more.
About this Author
Jeremy Vine (Author)
Jeremy Vine is one of the UK's best-known broadcasters. He presents a weekday show on Radio 2, radio's most popular news programme. He also presents Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, a daily current affairs programme, and he fronts Eggheads, one of the longest-running quiz shows in British TV history.
Jeremy is an accomplished journalist and writer and has previously published two works of non-fiction.
He lives in Chiswick with his wife and their two daughters.
Phil Jones (Author)
Phil Jones, born in 1958 in Wimbledon, is one of the BBC's longest-serving editors. He has worked on The Jeremy Vine Show (and its predecessor The Jimmy Young Show) for 30 years, and thought up the What Makes Us Human? feature when he was cycling back from a party while drunk.
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