The Sophist is a mailout from Sophie Heawood, a journalist and author who lives in London and loves talking about herself in the third person.

I used to write the lead column in Guardian Weekend magazine and regularly interview celebrities for the British broadsheets.

I also published a memoir called The Hungover Games, about when I lived in Hollywood and accidentally became someone’s mother. The book went into the Sunday Times top ten bestseller lists during a pandemic, though I don’t like to go on about it. The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Irish Times and Cosmopolitan also put it in their Books of the Year lists for 2020, though I don’t like to go on about that either. TV adaptation is being worked on as we speak.

The Sophist mailout used to be on another email provider but the whole shebang has now migrated over here to Substack and is sometimes free to read, but I put the juiciest bits behind the paywall, and subscribing to that will make you very, very alluring indeed. ALSO INCLUDES THE RIGHTMOVE ROUNDUP!

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Wisdom for idiots, by Sophie Heawood