Naomi Wolf is at the forefront of contemporary feminist thought. Through her four groundbreaking books she has given voice to women of all ages, helping reveal the social myths that conspire to keep women struggling against inequality.
Alan Wieder is a writer and producer living in Los Angeles
Peter White is the BBC's Disabilty Affairs Correspondent and a frequent broadcaster on Radio 4 on other issues. Married with three (sighted) children, he lives in Winchester, but travels widely throughout the country
A former professional first baseman who played for the New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. White became a full-time sportscaster for 18 years after his playing career ended. White then served as president of the National League from 1989 to 1994.For years he was sought out by publishers to do his autobio but has always declined. Fortunately, we were able to convince him to go on the record
Joseph Wheelan is the author of eight previous books, including the highly-acclaimed Terrible Swift Sword and Jefferson's War. Before turning to writing books full time, Wheelan was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press for twenty-four years. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.
Jann Wenner is the founder, owner and editor of Rolling Stone magazine, and was one of Thompson's closest friends.
After her shocking six years in prison, Natalie escaped back to the UK and was reunited with her daughter. She lives in Gloucester with her husband, her daughter and her new baby.
Alek Wek was raised as part of the Dinka clan in Southern Sudan before coming to London, where she was spotted by a talent scout. Now a successful supermodel, she also runs her own handbag company, AlexWek1933.
CNN Senior Vice President Wendy Walker is the senior executive producer of Larry King Live. In this capacity, she is responsible for the overall planning and production of the world's first live, globally televised viewer call-in program and the network's highest-rated programme.
Alistair Urquhart is in his nineties (and is the last surviving member of the Scottish regiment the Gordon Highlanders) and teaches computer skills to OAPs in Scotland
Jenny Uglow is a writer and publisher, who has written widely on Victorian literature, including a biography on Elizabeth Gaskell. Jenny Uglow was awarded an OBE in 2007.
Ted Turner is one of America's most famous and successful businessmen.
Paul Trynka is the former editor of Mojo. He lives in South London with his wife and son.
Jemeker Thompson-Hairston started the Second Chance Evangelist Ministries (SCEM) in L.A., to inspire others like her. Ritz has collaborated with Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Laila Ali and B.B. King on their life stories, has won a Grammy, an ASCAP award, 4 Rolling Stone/Ralph J. Gleason book awards and is the co-composer of 'Sexual Healing.'
Caitlin MacNamara (1913-1994) married Dylan Thomas in 1938. They lived in Wales where they had three children. Despite affairs and drink they stayed together until his death in 1953. She then lived in Italy partly and had another child, who writes an afterword to this memoir.
Evan Thomas has been the Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek since 1991. He is the bestselling author of six works of nonfiction: Sea of Thunder, John Paul Jones, Robert Kennedy, The Very Best Men, The Man to See, and The Wise Men. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.
Corey Taylor is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. Lead singer of rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Taylor has earned 11 Platinum records, 43 Gold records, and a Grammy. A native of Iowa, he spends his time between there, Las Vegas, and his suitcase.
Nahal Tajadod was born in Tehran in 1960 and moved to France in 1971. She has written several books about China and fictional biography of the Persian poet, Roumi.
Greg Surratt is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church (www.seacoast.org), a trendsetting, multisite church. An Oklahoma native, he lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, with his wife, Debbie and has four children and seven grandchildren.