Truth to Power

How to Call Time on Bullsh*t, Speak Up and Change The World (The Sunday Times Bestseller)

by Jess Phillips



'Will ruffle some feathers.' Stylist

'There's nobody else at Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. She is fearless and funny, riotous and rebellious, maverick and mischievous.' The Times

'Jess Phillips is a heroine' J.K. Rowling


At a time when many of us feel the world isn't listening, Jess Phillips offers inspiration to those of us who want to speak out and make a difference.

No stranger to speaking truth to power herself, she will help you dig deep and get organised, finding the courage and the tools you need to take action.

As well as bringing us hope through her own experiences Jess talks to the accidental heroes who have been brave enough to risk everything, become whistle-blowers and successfully fight back.

Entertaining, empowering and uncompromising, TRUTH TO POWER is the book we all need to help us call time on the seemingly unstoppable tide of bullshit in our lives.

  • Octopus Books; October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781913183127
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Truth to Power
  • Author: Jess Phillips
  • Imprint: Monoray

About The Author

JESS PHILLIPS was first elected as the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley in 2015, before being re-elected in 2017. She was elected chair of the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party in September 2016. Before becoming an MP, Jess worked with victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, and she continues to speak up on behalf of those who struggle to have their voice heard.

Jess has worked with the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Communities and Local Government on issues of Violence Against Women and Girls. She is one of the women who launched the #NotTheCost campaign to combat the violence faced by politically active women, and the Reclaim the Internet campaign, which challenges online abuse.

Recent writing by Jess includes her new Introduction to the Vintage Feminism Short Editions version of My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst; as essay in Life Lessons From Remarkable Women (Penguin); A section in the play Women In Power; and her first book, Everywoman (Hutchinson).

Jess lives with her husband and two sons in Birmingham, where she was born and raised.