Ashley Merryman

Coauthor, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

Coauthor, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
Ashley Merryman is an award-winning journalist and former speechwriter in the Clinton administration. In 2006 she began collaborating with Po Bronson, using science to develop a fuller picture of our lives as individuals and in society. They have written for Time, Newsweek, New York, and other leading publications, and their acclaimed book on the science of child development, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (2009), was on the New York Times best seller list for six months. Their new book, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing, looks at how competition affects every aspect of our lives, from work to play. They have won nine national awards, including the PEN Literary Award for Journalism, the Mensa Press Award, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, and two Clarion awards.