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emma gannon

As host of award-winning podcast Ctrl Alt Delete, the Sunday Times columnist has interviewed the likes of Lena Dunham, Ava DuVernay, Greta Gerwig, and many more, exploring their feelings about the internet, work, and themselves.

But what about her own life and career? 

In Sabotage, Emma investigates her relationship with self-sabotage, and why so many of us succumb to its temptation. Procrastination, jealousy, negativity, guilt: how can we overcome the obstacles that keep getting in our way?

She says: "This project has brought back the pure joy of writing, with the excitement of sharing with an audience who might also be interested in the same curiosities.

“Sabotage is a book about success and setbacks. We all have a tendency to sabotage our own happiness, and I wanted to dig a little deeper into why it can creep up on us. In this piece, I ask myself and others the million-dollar question: how do we stop getting in our own way?” 

To hear Emma in conversation with Pound Project founder JP Watson click here>

q&a:

What is your favourite book?
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. Every time I re-read it, it reminds me why I write.

What is your favourite quote?
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
(Oprah Winfrey)

What's your favourite word?
No.