I am excited to tell you that Guardian Angel, my personal and political memoir, is being published in paperback in the US on January 30 by Bombardier.
Through the story of my transformation from darling of the left to embattled culture warrior, I chart the profound changes that have engulfed British and western society — and which led directly to the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald J Trump as President of the United States.
Here’s a flavour:
“When I started writing about the baleful effects of family breakdown, I was accosted angrily by someone I had previously thought of as a friend. ‘How can you possibly say that family breakdown hurts children?’ he spat out at me. ‘The worst damage to a child is always done by the traditional nuclear family!’ I could only gaze at him, defeated by the sheer impossibility of conveying the stupendous shallowness of such an attitude.
“On issues such as education and family, I believed I was doing no more than stating the obvious. To my amazement, however, I found that I was now branded an extremist for doing so. Astoundingly, truth, evidence and reason had become right-wing concepts.”
This is what some people have been saying about Guardian Angel:
“Melanie Phillips has been one of the brave and necessary voices of our time, unafraid to speak the language of moral responsibility in an age of obfuscation and denial. This searing account of her personal journey is compelling testimony to her courage in speaking truth to power.”
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
“Melanie Phillips is the wonder woman of journalism. With powerful pen, incorruptible integrity, and rare courage she identifies what is going wrong and directs the cultural battle against what she is not afraid to call evil. This is her story.”
Ruth Wisse, professor of Yiddish Literature, Harvard
You can pre-order Guardian Angel from amazon.com by clicking here or from amazon.co.uk by clicking here. It can also be ordered from other Amazon outlets. It has been updated from the earlier version which was briefly published only on-line.
Nor is this all. Another book I have written is to be published in April — and that one is my first novel. Stay tuned!