People Pleasing, Infertility, “Perfect” Moms | Elizabeth Day, Writer

Award-winning writer and journalist Elizabeth Day joins us from London to discuss:

  • Ellie’s new favorite novel THE PARTY (August 15, 2017)
  • What to say (or NOT SAY) to women dealing with infertility
  • The big lesson she learned from interviewing Sheryl Sandberg
  • And how she kicked “the good girl” habit

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my interview prep involves milk (!), coffee, and a glowing New York Times book review

About Our Podcast Guest:

Elizabeth Day is an author and journalist. Her fourth novel, The Party is out in July 2017, published by 4th Estate in the UK, Little Brown in America, Belfond in France and Dumont in Germany.

Her debut novel Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award. Her follow-up, Home Fires was an Observer Book of the Year. Her third, Paradise City was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Observer, Paste Magazine and the Evening Standard, and was People magazine’s Book of the Week.

She is a feature writer for numerous publications in the UK and US including The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, the Observer, Vogue, Grazia, the Radio Times, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, InStyle, the Lonely Planet Magazine, The Pool and Cosmopolitan. She is a contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar. A versatile and wide-ranging writer, her work incorporates everything from celebrity interviews to crime reportage.

Elizabeth grew up in Northern Ireland and her first job was for The Derry Journal. Since then, she has worked for The Evening Standard, The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and the Observer where she was staff feature writer for eight years. She won a British Press Award in 2004 for Young Journalist of the Year and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. She is the co-founder of Pin Drop, a live performance short story studio, and a regular contributor to Sky News and BBC Radio 4. –ElizabethDayOnline.Co.UK

Additional Naptime Reading:

The Posh, Psychological Thrills of The Party New York Times Book Review
“Why Does Society Still View Childless Women Like Me with Suspicion”
– The Telegraph

If you like this episode, check out my interview with two other female journalists Elizabeth Wallace and Hana Schank. They co-wrote “The Ambition Interviews” essay series for The Atlantic

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