Oliver James: Love Bombing
Hay is the festival I relish the most because its audiences want to challenge me or, if they like my ideas, to interrogate me as to where they come from. In speaking about Office Politics this year at other events, no one so far has asked me if I am one of the psychopaths, Machiavels or narcissists of whom I have written. I suspect someone will ask me that at Hay…
I will also be speaking about my book Love Bombing – Reset your child’s emotional thermostat. At previous events, worried parents have asked me how it applies to their child. But at Hay, I suspect some troublemaker is almost bound to want to know if I have used the technique with my own children or whether I would have benefitted had my parents used it on me.
Perhaps if my parents had, I would be a calmer, less curious adult – and never written these books!