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Complaint

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Philosophy & Ideas

Complaint

From Minor Moans to Principled Protests

Julian Baggini

'This book could change the way we live ... [a] relaxed, affable, yet startlingly lucid analysis of humanity's tendency to complain' - The Independent

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9781847652782 (23 Jul 2010)
£8.99

About the book

Complaint can be a powerful political tool. Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King both used it to drive social change. So why do we moan about increasingly trivial things - like the weather or public transport? Do Brits complain less than Americans? Do men and women complain about different things? What is the best way to complain? From Adam and Eve to the Iraq War, Baggini analyzes precisely what we complain about, how and why. You can't complain about that!

About the author

Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and writer. He is the author of Welcome to Everytown and The Pig that Wants to be Eaten... and is a co-founder and editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. He has written for The Guardian, The Independent and many other publications, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4.

Reviews

Complaint should be compulsory reading. Politicians should be tested on it before being allowed to stand for office. Baggini may have sandbagged the polemicist's trade, but am I complaining? Not a bit.

- Michael Bywater, The Independent

[A]n enjoyably astringent and wry read.

- The Guardian

... popular philosophy of the best kind.

- Financial Times

Baggini is as accessible as ever.

- Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Philosophy & Ideas