Bryony Gordon is one of The Telegraph’s best loved journalists columnist and features writer. She has been writing for The Telegraph for a number of years (having worked there on and off since 2000), and also freelances for various other publications including Grazia Magazine.
She has interviewed such eminent figures as Lord Heseltine, Ricky Gervais and Bryan Ferry. Her much loved column ‘How the Other Half Lives’ is a staple for any Sunday morning reader as she investigates and bemoans the absurdities, comic episodes and craziness of modern life.
Bryony’s first book The Wrong Knickers was published by Headline on the 1st June 2014, read more about this here. It became a Sunday Times bestseller staying in the chart for 6x weeks in 2015.
Her next book MAD GIRL was published to critical acclaim and intense media coverage by Headline in June 2016. Order a copy here.
I loved it. A brilliant fast and funny and frank look at something that absolutely needs to be talked about in this way (Matt Haig)
Funny, warm and fearlessly honest. This book is a must for anyone who’s ever lost their mind but was too polite to mention it (Sali Hughes)
What a book! I read this like a thriller, I was so gripped. I feel comforted by this book; by the honesty, insight, compassion, and the beautiful writing. Mad Girl is going to be seismic (Marian Keyes)
A powerful and intimate look at the way our minds can torment us, this honest and rather beautiful book will bring comfort to those who fear they are alone in their madness (Cathy Rentzenbrink)
On the surface it seems that Bryony Gordon has the perfect life. One of the UK’s most successful journalists she is married to a man she loves with a two-year-old daughter she adores. Yet inside Bryony’s head things are never as straightforward as they seem. Is it possible that she’s murdered someone and can’t remember? Why did her hair fall out when she was a teenager? Is she capable of hurting her daughter? Has she mysteriously contracted an STD? Why is she always so fat? For while Bryony does have a life many would envy, she is also engaged in a daily battle with mental illness. Fighting with OCD, bulimia and depression, like millions of others in this country, sometimes she finds it a struggle just to get out of bed. Here, in MAD GIRL, she tackles all of these subjects with her trademark humour, warmth and eye watering honesty.
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For years, women have been told that their twenties are their golden years, filled with fun, parties, sex and glamour. Countless TV shows and movies tell us the same story: this is your perfect decade – don’t waste it! You’ll never be so happy – or thin – again.
Here, in her hilariously honest memoir, Bryony Gordon gives us a fresh perspective. Like Carrie Bradshaw, she may have had a column in a national newspaper, but her twenties weren’t one long episode of Sex and the City, instead they were a decade of hangovers, heartbreak, and hideously awkward mornings-after, all over her overdraft limit.
Told with Bryony’s trademark candour, humour and refreshing self-deprecation THE WRONG KNICKERS – A DECADE OF CHAOS is a memoir of a twenty-something Londoner who lived through her Bridget Jones years and survived. Embracing the messier side of life, it is a must-read for any woman who has survived, or is surviving, her twenties.
Polly Vernon: “The Wrong Knickers is brilliantly funny, brilliantly honest, deliciously indiscrete and, at times, incredibly moving. It’s the most truthful, evocative and hilarious account of what it is to be a twenty something girl in Britain that I’ve read in a very long time.”
Camilla Long: “Bryony Gordon is a very bad girl – and an even better writer”