Author(s): Michael Bywater
Have you ever had the feeling that, in some hard to define way, we are throwing away two and a half millennia of Western civilization, bit by bit, as our culture becomes more and more infantile? That day by day we grow more and more focused on the quick fix, the ticking-off, the expedient lie, the jingle, the spin, the catchy slogan, the obsession with safety, the horror of risk, the terror of complexity, the preoccupation with surface, the apportioning of blame, the instant gratification? Have you ever wondered what happened to grown-ups?
'I suspect this book might change our world' Euan Ferguson, Observer * 'The funniest man in England' Literary Review * 'Bywater's hilarious social commentary highlights our loss of ability to manage our own lives' New Statesman
Michael Bywater is a writer and broadcaster, and wrote for many years the Lost Worlds column for the Independent on Sunday. He has written three books, including Lost Worlds.