I'm Only Being Honest
Teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, juvenile delinquency, absentee parents, soaring rates of drug addictionmodern Britain can often seem like a hive of social dysfunction. But Jeremy Kyle argues that all these national and very public issues can trace their origins back to a much smaller, private... show more
Teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, juvenile delinquency, absentee parents, soaring rates of drug addictionmodern Britain can often seem like a hive of social dysfunction. But Jeremy Kyle argues that all these national and very public issues can trace their origins back to a much smaller, private sphere: the family home. Over the last 20 years, he argues, traditional family values have declined to the point where young adults with little or no guidance marry too early, have children before they understand the responsibilities of parenting, and end up being swamped by the demands of their new lives. The cycle repeats and the problems worsen, impacting every level of society. It’s time this downward spiral was halted. Jeremy Kyle argues the need for the firm hand and unconditional love that seem absent from certain young parents more intent on clubbing than taking responsibility for the life they have brought into this world. He will question the ethics and morals of those who see having children as something of a career, and he will map out an agenda for change, insisting on the dual importance of personal responsibility and strong government in ironing out the nation’s many creases. Using experiences gleaned from the upheavals in Kyle’s own life, alongside the stories of people he has met and helped on his show, and told with his trademark candor, this is a forthright and controversial look at modern British life that will outrage some, anger others, appease many, but will doubtless set the debates raging.
Publish date: June 25th 2009
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I cannot figure out why so many people have given this book bad reviews. Most seem to hate it simply because they thought they were picking up an autobiography, but how is that a slight on the book? It's your own fault for not paying attention to what you're reading. I, personally, found this book v...
I HATED this book. Usually I don't like to write reviews which are clearly negative but I had to. I read this book when it first came out and wish I hadn't. I thought it would be an autobiography and contain stories about his life and whilst it did have the odd mention to parts of his life, the book...