Loss leader: Elizabeth Day on the joy of failure

Failure is a natural and unavoidable part of living, says writer Elizabeth Day. By speaking in a very candid and public way about her own private crises, she hopes to help others come to terms with the more painful events in their own lives

23rd June, 2019
Elizabeth Day: ‘I knew very early on that life could be full of both light and dark’ Pic: Jenny Smith

Elizabeth Day certainly doesn’t sound, look, or talk like anyone’s idea of a failure. A successful journalist and bestselling author, she has found personal happiness in her life, and lives in London’s Kentish Town with her “incredible” boyfriend, whom she met on a dating app last year. She’s best friends with Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag fame. She has a double-first from Cambridge University. Her podcast, which regularly features celebrities and literary luminaries, is listened to...

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