Looking beyond the polls and the experts, Radio 2's Jeremy Vine explores the opinions of the nation. Published in hardback as What I Learnt.
'Full of glorious examples of caller wisdom [with] laugh-out-loud anecdotes' Allison Pearson
Having taken over 25,000 listener calls on his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime show, Jeremy Vine decided it was time to take stock of the wisdom his listeners have imparted over the airwaves. And it is clearer than ever before that caller wisdom is far more valuable than most of what we hear from 'the experts'. The voice of the so-called 'ordinary person' - totally unvarnished and unspun - turns out to be not so ordinary after all.
These moments of truth could not have come at a more pertinent time - with world politics, war and Brexit in the fray. And it always helps to make people laugh. This is his hilarious account of lessons learnt from listeners, life and Len Goodman by way of musings on everything including love, lollipop ladies and poisonous plants.
This book is full of glorious examples of caller wisdom. There are laugh-out-loud anecdotes, like the one about the newsreader who said Albert Speer was in Spandau Ballet, instead of Spandau prison - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Vine is an entertaining raconteur and his fans will find much to enjoy - DAILY EXPRESS
Jeremy Vine presents the award-winning JEREMY VINE SHOW on Radio 2, weekdays at noon. He presents one of the BBC's longest-running quiz shows, EGGHEADS, as well as POINTS OF VIEW. He also does the BBC election graphics.
After starting his training at the COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH, Jeremy became a BBC news trainee in 1987. He worked for many years as a reporter - in Westminster, Africa, and on the BBC Radio 4 TODAY programme. He was a presenter of NEWSNIGHT too. He lives with his wife Rachel and daughters Anna and Martha in west London.