A collection of essays like no other.
Filled with a passion & a truthfulness about today's world, written from a current & ultimately refreshing millennial perspective.
Pandora Sykes first book has been written with a middle class intellect for a niche
(or not so in Britain!) audience of 9 - 5 (more like 6), Zara shopping, Pret lunching, Private Schooling, Houmous dipping women with the perfect irony of challenging this entire demeanour.
Questioningly a half-glass empty interpretation on all industries covered from wellbeing to fast fashion & 'the Authentic Lie' it undoubtedly opens your eyes to the stories we are told as a society in the 21st century & nonetheless becomes inspiring. Full of facts, questions & wondering it shakes us awake from our 'mundane' day to day of what we are told to believe to what we could & probably should be focusing more on.
'A great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by belief in the virtuousness of work'
- Bertrand Russell, 'In Praise of Idleness' (how do we know we're doing it right, Pandora Sykes)
It speaks from the heart of every woman within this generation, in this class, it identifies unspoken compassion & emotions for the challenges faced - to create a surge from your very bones on some issues we may have never before identified. Knowing we are in no way alone or 'wrong' in what we think & feel - in fact maybe the challenging in itself is what is 'right'?
'how do we know we're doing it right' By Pandora Sykes: How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? by Pandora Sykes | Waterstones