Allison Pearson is a Welsh journalist and author, who was a prominent Daily Mail columnist and now writes for The Telegraph as a columnist and Chief Interviewer. Allison was named Critic of the Year and Interviewer of the Year in the British Press Awards.
Her other work includes weekly columns in the London Evening Standard and being a member of the BBC’s Newsnight Review panel.
Allison’s novel I Don’t Know How She Does It, published in 2002, has sold four million copies and was made into a film starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan.
I Think I Love You, her second novel, was published in 2010. Allison lives in London with her husband and their two children.
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RT: If we stopped those with a history of depression from doing top jobs we'd lose a lot of top talent. Intelligent tend to suffer it much more.
No way the co-pilot's depression would cause him to crash that plane. But a cocktail of heavy duty drugs plus personal trauma might.
Pearson writes with gratifying elegance and endearing self-mockery –New York Times
funny, fast and full of nail-on-the-head observations –Daily Telegraph
Meet Kate Reddy, consumate juggler: motherhood, career, marriage, she spends her life keeping these various balls in the air while trying not to tear her hair out. A searingly poignant and yet classically funny novel, Allison Pearson’s debut evaluates the notion of ‘having it all’ for the modern woman whose life is the embodiment of ‘a comedy of failure and a tragedy of success.’
PUBLICATION DATE: Resissued January 2011
In her bestselling debut, Allison Pearson spoke to mothers everywhere. Now, in I Think I Love You, she is back with her pitch-perfect ability to observe our lives, loves and relationships. We enter the world of two unforgettable friends: Petra and Sharon, in 1970s South Wales, who live for David Cassidy. His fan magazine is the girls’ Bible and they memorise every word that he sings and writes, in the hope of becoming the future Mrs Cassidy. But unbeknownst to Petra, and to millions of other hopefuls, David’s letters may not be all his own work. The secret lies with Bill Finn, English graduate turned reluctant pop journalist, whose job it is to compile the Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz. Top prize: the trip of a lifetime, to meet your one and only love.Over two decades later, bruised by grief , Petra is living with her thirteen-year-old daughter, who has her own teen crush. By sheer chance – unless you believe in destiny – Petra discovers that the questions which obsessed her back in 1974 are suddenly very much alive. And Bill, successful in business but never in love, has some confessions of his own…I Think I Love You is a classic story of friendship across the decades. A romantic comedy with a broken heart, it is Allison Pearson at her humane and captivating best.
PUBLICATION DATE: January 2011 (Paperback)
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You have read the book, now see the film!
Allison Pearson’s seminal novel about working mother’s everywhere hits the big screen. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan and Christina Hendricks, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT receives the Hollywood treatment as the story of Kate Reddy is translated onto the big screen…