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*** CHOSEN FOR BBC RADIO 2 NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB ***

*** DEXTER DIAS TO BE INTERVIEWED BY JONATHAN ROSS ***

*** FULL INTERVIEW WITH GUARDIAN COMING ***

*** DEXTER DIAS TO BE INTERVIEWED ON RADIO 4 TODAY PROGRAMME ***

*** DEXTER DIAS TO FEATURE AT MAJOR LITERARY FESTIVALS: HAY, EDINBURGH, DARTINGTON, WILDERNESS (and others) ***

 

 

EARLY REVIEWS

‘An extraordinary portrait of our species’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘Very compelling … a fascinating and thought-provoking read’ – RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB

‘Dexter Dias is on the side of the angels, who turn out to be us, the people. He writes like an angel too. Uplifting and indispensable‘ – HOWARD CUNNELL (Fathers & Sons, Book of the Week)

‘I’m reading Dexter Dias’s Ten Types of Human and it’s really incredible. His case studies are just amazing. He’s a really wonderful writer, but in his work as QC, judge and humanitarian campaigner, he’s had prolonged access to people – child slaves, UN whistleblowers, earthquake victims – unlike any journalist I’ve read. The stories are magical‘      –  MAJOR NATIONAL JOURNALIST

‘This book is about everything that matters most. Beautifully and compellingly written, it’s essential reading for anyone who wants a better understanding of who we humans are, what makes us tick and how we can begin to do things differently. Marvellous‘     –  JENNIFER NADEL, CO-AUTHOR WITH GILLIAN ANDERSON of We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere

‘I thought this was an unusual and fascinating read – insightful and relevant’ – RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB

Will leave you breathless at what one life can achieve.  What a mind @DexterDiasQC – what a book‘    –  SALON LONDON (@SalonLondon)

‘A fascinating and eye-opening read’ JONATHAN ROSS, RADIO 2 ARTS SHOW.

‘Read The Ten Types of Human and be prepared to fall in love with the remarkable real-life people within it, and at the same time discover who you are now and who you might become. It is a transformative, potentially life-altering book‘    –  HELEN FOSPERO, journalist, BBC ONE SHOW

‘Neuroscience, human rights, social psychology… This book is intriguing. It is insightful, and it is about me. What could be more compelling? I was hooked as soon as I entered the classroom with the gunman. I knew what I would do. Then Dexter Dias took me on a journey, and with the help of real people’s stories, science and mythology, I know why I felt what I did. I found myself in tears‘ – EMMA B, ergonomist

‘I was originally commissioned to photograph the author, but when I read the book, the stories, people and places Dexter Dias took me to in this brilliant book will never leave me. This is a good thing – life changing‘ – NICOLA BENSLEY, photographer

‘Dexter Dias offers an explosive insight into the profoundest truths about human nature. This utterly compelling narrative, written in fluid conversational style, gives a voice to those without a voice and the implications are far-reaching – this is required reading for anyone with an interest in human nature, human rights, identity, individuality and freedom’ – Wendy H, director, school institute of higher education

 

 

BLURB, INSIDE FRONT FLAP:

We want to believe that there are some things we would never do. We want to believe that there are others we always would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits?

The answer lies with the Ten Types of Human: the people we become when we are faced with life’s most difficult decisions. But who or what are these Types? Where do they come from? How did they get into our heads?

The Ten Types of Human is a pioneering examination of human nature. It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of, and asks why. It explores the frontiers of the human experience, excavating the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations. It begins in a courtroom and journeys across four continents and through the lives of some exceptional people, in search of answers.

Mixing cutting-edge neuroscience, social psychology and human rights research, The Ten Types of Human is at once a provocation and a map to our hidden selves. It provides a new understanding of who we are – and who we can be .