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Ruth Whippman

Author of The Pursuit of Happiness

Ruth Whippman is British writer, living in the US. She is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness and Why It's Making Us Anxious (Hutchinson, Penguin) The Sunday Times review of the book described her as a "whip-sharp British Bill Bryson." The book will be released in the United States on October 4th 2016 by St Martin's Press, Macmillan. You can pre-order the US edition here. Her humorous essays, op-eds and blogs have appeared in various publications including The New York Times The Guardian, The Independent, The Pool, Glamour Magazine and The F-Word. She has been interviewed numerous times for radio, newspapers and magazines.

Why Women in the Media Get a Raw Deal

When Samantha Brick paraded through the Daily Mail wearing a sandwich board saying "SAVAGE ME "this week, she put the issue of women's role in the media squarely back on the agenda.
05/04/2012 10:29 BST

Mother's Day Musing: Why I Will Never Write About My Kids

I want my son to be able to tell his own stories, in his own time, in his own way. And having the privilege of watching the star of his emerging personality burn ever brighter, I know he's going to have a lot of stories to tell.
19/03/2012 12:15 GMT

Anyone Who Thinks the Private Sector is More Efficient Has Never Called a Call Centre

There are many reasons why the police should not be privatised, not least that an independent, publicly funded police force, free from the profit motive and accountable to the public it serves, is a fundamental plank of a civilised society. Lets not subjugate this dignified ideal to the misguided notion that the private sector would do a better job.
09/03/2012 13:47 GMT

When Religion Enters Politics Women are the Losers

Baroness Warsi's idea that an increased role for religion will lead to a more just society is simply not borne out by the evidence. When religion enters the murky world of politics, all too often, women are the losers.
01/03/2012 22:55 GMT