Lionel Shriver

Best-Selling Author

How do we know we're not just buying into a mania as we contemplate the big questions of the world? According to Lionel Shriver, we would be better off if issues like #MeToo or the true meaning of equality were open to debate in societies. A best-selling author known for "We Need to Talk About Kevin," Lionel Shriver has expressed her opinions on crucial social and political questions in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. In her new book, "Mania," she paints a picture of a world where everyone must be considered equally intelligent, while also showing how we can spot such societal insanities in the real world.

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