Dr. Miriam Stoppard is a best-selling author with UK sales of over 2.2 million copies alone. As a popular medical writer and broadcaster, and in her daily column for The Mirror, she has helped millions of people deal with life's emotional problems and health difficulties. Well known for her practical, sympathetic approach, her aim is to give readers "the confidence to follow their own instincts". In 1998 she was made Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in recognition of her work promoting healthcare information. She lives in London and is a parent and grandparent.