Ruth Whippman

Author | Journalist | Filmmaker


Ruth Whippman Articles

Happiness is Other People 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

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.