About the Author
Janet Street-Porter s successful career in the media spans nearly 40 years. Starting as a columnist on the Daily Mail at the age of 21, she then wrote for many national newspapers and magazines including the Observer, the Telegraph, the London Evening Standard, Vogue and Harpers. She edited the Independent on Sunday for two years. She currently writes regular weekly columns for the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Mail, and was short listed as columnist of the year in the 2007 press awards. She helped to launch commercial radio in the UK with a daily show on LBC, and went on to devise and present hundreds of television programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC. She has won a BAFTA for originality and the Prix Italia for Arts programming. In 2004 Janet wrote and presented a successful one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival, which then toured the UK. She has written two volumes of memoirs, Baggage and Fallout. She appears in a wide range of television programming, from I m a Celebrity... in 2004, to regular appearances on Question Time and GMTV, Deadline for ITV2 and So you think you can Teach for Five, as well as documentaries for Sky. She has been a regular contributor in four series of C4 s F Word, as well as Grand Designs Live. Last year, her abrasive guide to coping with modern living, Life s Too F***ing Short, was a bestseller. Janet is Vice President of the Ramblers Association, as well as a Trustee of the Science Museum, and in 2009 she was awarded an MA from UCA (University for the Creative Arts).