The Little Book of Humanism, a brand new book co-written by Alice Roberts and me, has had an amazing first month following its publication on 27 August 2020. As well as originally selling out on Amazon, Waterstones, and the popular, independent bookshop platform Hive, The Little Book of Humanism topped not the Amazon bestseller charts, but became a Sunday Times bestseller in just its first week.
The Little Book of Humanism shares over two thousand years of humanist wisdom through an uplifting collection of illustrations, stories, quotes, and meditations on how to live an ethical and fulfilling life, grounded in reason and humanity. The book quotes everyone from ancient philosophers like Epicurus and Mencius, through to contemporary humanist sources of inspiration such as Frozen and The Good Place actor Kristen Bell, the novelists Zadie Smith and Margaret Atwood, and the playwright and poet Wole Soyinka. In today’s UK, where most people are now not religious, we hope this book offers timely sources of guidance, comfort, and inspiration, in a way that has a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives.
It’s been fantastic to see fantastic to see how well it’s done in just its first month and Alice and I can’t wait to see how far it goes, particularly now with its Sunday Times bestseller listing. We’re overwhelmed by the amazing feedback we’ve received so far and excited to see that humanism is reaching new audiences as a result of the book’s publication.
You can get your copy here!