Alison James is an acclaimed author, commentator and expert on the lifestyle and relationship issues that affect women today. She draws upon her unique background in public policy as well as personal experience to create books that entertain, empower, and inspire women of all ages.
A graduate of Princeton University’s prestigious Woodrow Wilson School and The London School of Economics, she has researched and written about a variety of topics including how the media affects female self-image, the role of gender in U.S. elections, and how gender stereotypes can both help and hinder women in the workplace.
In May 2004, Alison James released her first book I Used to Miss Him…But My Aim is Improving. It was an overnight sensation in the U.S. and abroad and has been hailed by critics as “the breakup survival guide that can help any woman turn her tears into laughter and her anger into inspiration.”
In 2005, her second book, The 10 Women You’ll Be Before You’re 35, hit stores and it too became an overnight success. Critics have called it “essential reading for young women” and it is currently in series development at a major television network.
In 2006, Alison James released her third book, Better Off Wed? Fling or Ring—How to Know Which Finger to Give Him. This popular book has generated countless reader emails and inspired thousands of women to think carefully about what they want in a long-term relationship.Alison’s web site has had hundreds of thousands of visitors since its inception. Alison’s blog titled “Improve Your Aim” features humor, insights, and commentary written from her unique perspective. It covers a wide range of topics including relationships, self-help and personal growth, diet and fitness, career, entertainment, fashion, and family.
Interviews with Alison James and insights from her books have appeared in hundreds of high-profile publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Weekend, The Ladies Home Journal, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, More Magazine, Maxim, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Complete Woman, and more. Her books are available in French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Spanish.
Alison James is also an active commentator in the news. She has recently appeared on The Fox News Channel, VH1, Geraldo at Large, The CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today in New York, Fox’s Good Day New York, and in commercials and film. She is interviewed by radio hosts regularly on over 200 radio stations in North America, Europe, and Australia.
Alison also has extensive professional experience as an executive working in finance and business development in the media and entertainment industry. She lives in the New York City metro area with her husband and children.