Ruth Whippman

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Ruth Whippman Articles

Fear and Loathing in the Gig Economy

I have a new piece in the New York Times this week about the anxiety of constant self promotion in the gig economy and what that is doing to our psyches. “Being sold to can be socially awkward, for sure, but when it comes to corrosive self-doubt, being the seller is a thousand times worse. […]

How to do a TEDx talk to promote your book

I recently did a TEDx talk about my book, America the Anxious. Since I posted the video of the talk online, lots of people have been getting in touch to ask me how I set it up.  So I thought I would put the whole process here into one blog post. TEDx are independently licensed […]

TEDx talk!

I was both excited and terrified to do a TEDx talk last month.  I spoke about why, despite being increasingly obsessed with chasing an ideal of happiness, we are generally becoming more anxious and unhappy, and the single most important thing we can do to change that.  The video has just become available. I’m thinking […]

Happiness is Other People

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/sunday/happiness-is-other-people.html?_r=1My latest piece in the New York Times, about why a well worn self-help truism isn’t actually true at all. Read it here! And of course, if you want to read more, why not try my book, America the Anxious, now out in paperback!  Thanks for reading.

America the Anxious- out in paperback tomorrow! (10th October)

Excited to announce that America the Anxious comes out in paperback tomorrow, (10th October 2017.) You can pre-order it here. The book was a New York Post Best Book of 2016, a New York Times Editors Choice, a Sunday Times Top Summer Read and a Daily Mail Must Read. Here’s some of what people have […]

Radio interviews about America the Anxious

I’ve been doing lots of radio interviews in the last couple of weeks which has been slightly overwhelming but also lots of fun. Here’s a selection.

New interview with Ruth Whippman at VICE.com

Last week I spoke to reporter Peter Moskowitz from VICE about America the Anxious, the secret of true happiness, and talking about mindfulness at the gynecologist.

Here is a selection of Ruth Whippman’s writings

A selection of Ruth Whippman’s work in print. Click to read.