Bryony Naomi Gordon (born 5 July 1980[1]) is an English journalist.

Bryony Gordon
Bryony Naomi Gordon

(1980-07-05) 5 July 1980 (age 43)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation(s)Journalist, memoirist
Harry Wilson
(m. 2013)

Early life edit

Gordon is the daughter of Sunday Mirror former gossip columnist Jane Gordon.[2] She was educated at a Kew College primary school and later attended the independent Queen's Gate School (an all-girls school) in south Kensington.[3] She briefly studied History of Art at University College London before dropping out after one term.[2][4][5]

Career edit

Gordon began her career as an intern for the Daily Express, writing occasional feature articles for the newspaper. She then began writing a youth-oriented column for the Sunday Express, before writing for The Daily Telegraph's teen supplement in 2000.[6] In 2001, Gordon joined the Daily Mirror gossip column known as The 3AM Girls.[2] After the Mirror, Gordon resumed writing for The Daily Telegraph.

Since 2006, Gordon has written the "Notebook" column which appears each Thursday in The Daily Telegraph, as well as additional special features, such as interviews with public figures.[7] She also writes the "How the Other Half Lives" column for The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine.[8] In 2007, Gordon was shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year, at the British Press Awards.[9] Gordon also writes for the Telegraph blogs section.[10]

In June 2014, Gordon published her first book, The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos, a memoir.[11] In 2016, Gordon published her second book, Mad Girl, a memoir about her struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia, alopecia and drug dependency.[12]

Personal life edit

Gordon married Harry Wilson, a financial journalist, on 5 July 2013. They have a daughter and live in Clapham in London.[8] Gordon ran in the London Marathon on 23 April 2017 to support mental health charities.[13]

Gordon has been open about her mental health difficulties, including OCD and depression. In April 2017 she began her Mad World podcasts[14] with an interview with Prince Harry. As of August 2018 Gordon is a sober, recovering alcoholic.[15]

Bibliography edit

  • Gordon, Bryony (2014). The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos. Headline. ISBN 978-1472210159.
  • Gordon, Bryony (2016). Mad Girl. Headline. ISBN 978-1472232083.
  • Gordon, Bryony (2018). Eat, Drink, Run: How I Got Fit Without Going Too Mad. ISBN 978-1472234025
  • Gordon, Bryony (2020). Glorious Rock Bottom. Headline. ISBN 978-1472253750.
  • Gordon, Bryony (2021). No Such Thing As Normal. Headline. ISBN 978-1472284129.

References edit

  1. ^ "Twitter / bryony_gordon: Tomorrow is my birthday and". 4 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Sawyer, Miranda (27 January 2002). "Hot gossip". The observer. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Chiswick's Local Web site".
  4. ^ Gordon, Bryony (5 June 2008). "There is no shame in dropping out of university". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  5. ^ Gordon, Bryony (24 April 2011). "How the other half lives". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Bryony Gordon – Telegraph Blogs". Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Bryony Gordon". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Bryony Gordon". Headline. Archived from the original on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Bryony Gordon - Who Comments?". Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Bryony Gordon – Telegraph Blogs". Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  11. ^ Ellen, Barbara (22 June 2014). "The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos review – Bryony Gordon's years as a real-life Bridget Jones". The Observer. London. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  12. ^ Sturges, Fiona (17 June 2016). "Anxiety for Beginners by Eleanor Morgan and Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon – review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  13. ^ Fuller, George (23 April 2017). "Bryony Gordon celebrates finishing London marathon". The Telegraph.
  14. ^ "Bryony Gordon's Mad World". Art19.
  15. ^ "Bryony Gordon: 'I never thought I'd last a year without a drink'". The Telegraph. 31 August 2018.

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