About this book
Paperback edition of Wheen's account of the 1970s, and how it was defined by mass paranoia. '...this book is funny, mordant, unforgiving, intelligent and - I think - true' David Aaronovitch
'If the 1960s were a wild weekend and the 1980s a hectic day at the office, the 1970s were a long Sunday evening in winter, with cold leftovers for supper and a power cut expected at any moment.' A jaw-droppingly brilliant account of how the seventies was defined by mass paranoia told with Francis Wheen's wonderfully acute sense of the absurd.