The Little Book of Humanism by Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson

Published November 1, 2020

The Little Book of Humanism by Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson

Book info

  • Title The Little Book of Humanism
  • Author Alice Roberts
  • Year 2020
  • Genres Non-fiction, Philosophy

We all want to lead a happy life. Traditionally, when in need of guidance, comfort or inspiration, many people turn to religion. But there has been another way to learn how to live well - the humanist way - and in today's more secular world, it is more relevant than ever. In The Little Book of Humanism, Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson share over two thousand years of humanist wisdom through an uplifting collection of stories, quotes and meditations on how to live an ethical and fulfilling life, grounded in reason and humanity.


I wasn’t too sure about this one. It’s one of those little gift-style books that is more than just words. It’s quotes, it’s pictures, it’s ideas, and it’s well put together. I just wasn’t sure it really told me anything, and I’m afraid I wasn’t a big fan of the illustrations.

It gradually introduces the idea of humanism through quotes from a variety of different people - big thinkers, actors, writers, names you’ve heard of and names you certainly won’t have. It’s the kind of book that might lead you into doing a lot more investigation and learning more. It didn’t totally grab me like that, and I guess I was just left wishing I could have more of what Alice Roberts’ thoughts are on the whole thing.

Rating: 3 / 5

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