Arianna Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of ten
books. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was sixteen and
graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in Economics. At twenty-one
she became President of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
In 2003, she ran for governor as an Independent in California's recall
election. Her populist grassroots campaign was widely praised for putting
the media spotlight on the corrupting influence of special interest money on
Her first book, The Female Woman, on the changing roles of women, was
published in 1974 by Random House and translated into eleven languages. In
1978 she published After Reason, a book on political leadership and the
intersection of politics and culture. Her biography of Maria Callas: The
Woman Behind the Legend, published in 1981 quickly became an international
bestseller. Her fourth book, The Gods of Greece, celebrated the power of
myths as guides to forgotten dimensions of life and ourselves, and has been
republished by Atlantic Monthly Press, with paintings by Francoise Gilot.
Her biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, published in
1988, was a major international bestseller, translated into sixteen
languages. The book was reissued by Avon Books to coincide with the release
of a feature film based on the book, produced by Merchant-Ivory for Warner
Bros. and starring Anthony Hopkins as Picasso. In 1994, she published The
Fourth Instinct on the longing for meaning in a secular world. Her seventh
book, Greetings From the Lincoln Bedroom, a book of political satire, was
published in 1998 by Crown. How To Overthrow The Government, on the
corruption of our political system and the need for reform, was published in
2000 by Regan Books (Harper Collins).
Her New York Times bestseller, "Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and
Political Corruption are Undermining America", was published in 2003. Her
latest book, "Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America"
(April 2004), offers both a scathing portrait of our contemporary political
landscape and a bold, inspiring, yet practical approach to restoring America
to the promise envisioned by our greatest leaders.
During Campaign '96, Arianna teamed up with Al Franken to provide political
coverage for Comedy Central during the Republican and Democratic
conventions, as well as on election night. She and Franken also appeared in
a point-counterpoint segment, Strange Bedfellows, for Politically Incorrect.
She has made guest appearances on numerous other shows, including Larry King
Live, Oprah, Nightline, Inside Politics, Charlie Rose, Crossfire, Hardball,
Good Morning America, the Today Show, The McLaughlin Group, and The O'Reilly
She serves on several boards that promote community solutions to social
problems, including A Place Called Home that works with at-risk children in
South Central Los Angeles. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the
Archer School for Girls, the advisory board of the Council on American
Politics at George Washington University, and the board of the Reform
Institute that works on campaign and election reform issues.
Arianna Huffington lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters.
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