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How Do We Know We're Doing It Right

Essays on Modern Life
Narrated by: Pandora Sykes
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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Modern life is full of choices. But how do we know what our best life looks like? And what if we get it wrong?

Incisive, wide-ranging and witty, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?, explores the questions, anxieties and agendas that consume our lives. Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we’ve been sold and the ones we tell ourselves - from happiness to wellness, womanhood to consumerism - in ways that are both surprising and reassuring. 

With insight and warmth, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? will spark a thousand conversations and encourage us to find our own path to contentment.

©2020 Pandora Sykes (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Loved it, everyone should listen to this. Articulate, informed and well read. Download this now.

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  • Kristyna Mistrikova
  • 18-07-2020

good with a few buts:)

I had to come back and update my review as the first time I didn't do the book justice.
The beginning is rather lengthy and feels a bit like an annual report on the current state of retail on the high street of Britain.
Luckily the listen gets more engaging further into the chapters and raises interesting questions about how our lives are impacted by social media, the pressures associated with current lifestyle and hyper mediated world.
Quite a good listen though at times would perhaps prefer an actress to read as the performance is a bit stiff at times.
Interesting enough content though.

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  • Tango100
  • 07-08-2020

Self obsessed drivel<br />

one of the most boring , trivial and mind numbingly pointless books I have ever listened to. Not even funny.

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  • laura
  • 05-08-2020

exceptional!

Pandora has completely smashed this novel! Bravo. Desperate to listen again already, definitely worth the money

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-2020

Unoriginal and Inconclusive

Love the High Low and was surprised to find out this is just an extended version of Pandora’s commentary on other people’s work, rather than any original thought. Summarising an interesting observation (Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror for E.G) and including your own reflection of it with a life example shouldn’t warrant a full audiobook.

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  • Rhona
  • 31-07-2020

Not very exciting

This book doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already know. It is a chatty magazine style book littered with pop references which won’t date well (there’s a whole section where she basically lists online clothing retailers 🤷‍♀️). The narration is also a little over the top, she reads it as though it’s a magical tale of fiction, aided by the string of unnecessary adjectives she is so fond of. Not as good as I’d hoped, sorry.

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  • Caroline Norman
  • 26-07-2020

Highly Entertaining Lisren

This incredibly honest collection of essays on modern life for 30 somethings was highly entertaining and a delight to read. Pandora Sykes is obviously incredibly well read and her book had an impressive range of quotes, interviews and expert opinions informing her writings. I couldn’t recommend this book more highly.

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  • Emma
  • 22-07-2020

PERFECTLY ARTICULATED the struggles of society

perfectly packed the discussions I have many times with other millennials into amazingly articulated ones. A perfect book for those who have found themselves questioning the world we live in and everything that has become normal but feels so abnormal.
Love Love Love this book!
can't recommend this book enough, particularly for the over thinking millennial!

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  • Kaley
  • 21-07-2020

Loved loved loved

Absolutely loved these beautiful and thought provoking essays. I know it’s quite greedy of me, but I already want a second book from Pandora. Highly recommend!