“Entertaining, accessible and important, THE PURSUIT OF KINDNESS is set to be one of the most important books of 2021. A sweeping analysis of why kindness and cooperation isn’t just morally important but key to our survival as a species. With this, his first book, Éamonn Toland has joined the ranks of Malcolm Gladwell and Steven Pinker.”

David Young, aka Seán Black, author of the best-selling Lockdown series

“THE PURSUIT OF KINDNESS is an extraordinary game-changer, a compelling and original book that corrects a universal misunderstanding about the core nature of the human species that is particularly relevant to the current American and European political conflicts, as well as a gripping good read that leaves us both relieved and inspired to follow our natural instincts and work with each other for the common good.”

Alan Rinzler, editor of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

“Éamonn Toland has written an intriguing book about why we care about one another. Rich with stories, and fresh in its perspective, this book will make you think more about what it means to be human. The book is for everyone because everyone needs kindness.”

Fergus Shanahan, Professor Emeritus at University College Cork and author of The Language of Illness