Suzanne Moore was born in Ipswich in 1958. She left school at 16 and worked at everything from being a Trainee Audiology Technician to a short-lived career as a hostess in New Orleans. She went to Middlesex Poly in 1982 gaining a First Class Degree in Cultural Studies despite having her first child in in the final year. She went to teach after embarking on a Ph D. Unfortunately she got sidetracked into journalism, becoming Cultural Editor of Marxism Today and Film Critic for the New Statesman. Since then she has written for everything from Elle to the LRB. She has been a columnist for The Independent, The Mail on Sunday and currently The Guardian and the New Statesman. Two collections of her award-winning journalism have been published: Looking for Trouble (Serpent’s Tail 1991) and Head over Heels (Viking 1996). She now has three children, lives in in London and has no hobbies apart from trying to set up a new political party.
Little Brown's Fleet will publish Suzanne's memoir. It will reflect on “what freedom looks like in middle age”, based on her own experiences. She will use stories from her upbringing, to her jobs at a range of publications, to her experience of motherhood and bereavement, to illustrate her ideas about "what liberation actually means".