How do we know we're doing it right? Essays on modern life, by Pandora Sykes

A relatable, thought-provoking and well-researched collection of essays by one of our favourite podcasters ('The High Low') and BFF (even if she doesn't know it yet), Pandora Sykes - on anything from fast-fashion, to millennial burnout, to cancel culture. One for you, one for a friend *adds to cart*.


Modern life is full of choices. We’re told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness; like we’re somehow failing to live our best life. What does doing it right even look like? And why do so many women feel like they’re getting it wrong? From faster-than-fast fashion to millennial burnout, the explosion of wellness to the rise of cancel culture, Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we’ve been sold and the ones we tell ourselves. Wide-ranging, thoughtful and witty, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? explores the anxieties and myths that consume our lives and the tools we use to muddle through. So sit back and take a breath. It’s time to stop worrying about the answers ­– and start delighting in the questions.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 288
  • Published: 21st July 2020
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House

    Pandora Sykes is a journalist and contributing editor and columnist for ELLE magazine. Previously the Fashion Features Editor and a columnist for the Sunday Times Style, she has also written for the Telegraph, Guardian, GQ, i-D, Red magazine, Vogue Australia and Man Repeller. With Dolly Alderton, Pandora Sykes hosts the no 1 iTunes current affairs podcast 'The High Low', which has 250,000 weekly listeners and has featured authors including Leila Slimani, Reni Eddo-Lodge and Tina Brown.


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