Ashley Merryman: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Ashley Merryman

Best-Selling Author & Award-Winning Journalist

From the books she's written with Po Bronson – Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing and NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children – to her New York Times essay, "Losing is Good for You" (shared on Facebook 40,000 times within 24-hours of publication), Ashley Merryman's insights change the national dialogue.

An instant New York Times bestseller, Top Dog is the science behind competing, high-performance, and how to thrive under pressure. Among the raves it received: Top Dog was heralded as a "Best Book of the Month" by both Barnes & Noble and Amazon, while said it was the #1 book every entrepreneur must read.

NurtureShock, best described as "The Freakonomics of parenting," has become one of the most influential books about children ever been published. On the New York Times bestseller list for more than six months and an Amazon Top Nonfiction 100 book for over a year, it was on 35 "Year's Best" lists and translated in 19 languages to date.

Ashley has written for New York Times, Time, Newsweek, New York, Daily Beast, and more. She has appeared on dozens of radio and television shows including: Anderson Cooper 360; Charlie Rose; Fox and Friends; and Tavis Smiley. Ashley and Po have won nine national awards for reporting, while more than 100 academic journals and almost 350 books cite to their work.

Whether she's speaking to a group of parents or business leaders, Ashley is known for captivating audiences with her unique mix of hard-hitting science, engaging storytelling, and a warm sense of humor.

Interested in booking Ashley Merryman to speak at your next event?

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  • Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
  • Battling Sexes: Gender Differences in Competition and Leadership
  • The Science of Motivation

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