Zoe Strimpel's first writing job was on the Times Money section, where she confirmed that she has no interest in the finer points of pensions, annuities and insurance. She thus threw herself into writing about books, food and life, hitting a popular nerve with a piece for The Times's Times2 about how talkative women put men off. There's something in this man-woman thing, she thought, and soon landed a long-running, popular column about the single life in the ex-newspaper, thelondonpaper. In 2008 she began writing a book about what men really think, conducting interviews with hundreds of them on the topic of their romantic leanings. In 2010, What the Hell is He Thinking: All the Questions You've Ever Asked About Men Answered, was published. The Man Diet is her second book.
Zoe grew up near Boston, USA. She studied English at Cambridge and is the Lifestyle Editor of business newspaper City A.M. She blogs at zoestrimpel.com and tweets at @zstrimpel.