The author of a brand new book on gender equality shares his writing routine!
David deVire has had a busy life. He's been an armed policer officer, worked with the University of Oxford on exams, and went from being a property millionaire to homeless... almost overnight.
He's always had a fascination with people, the relationships between everyone and how we can learn more about the role of men and women in history. So, with all the free time that he had because of the homeless thing I mentioned earlier, he wrote about it.
David interviewed hundreds of women from different backgrounds, class and ethnicity to find out what they really thought about gender equality, to write an informative look on what everyone's view is different.
His book 'Tail of the Tigress' is just that. It covers everyone from Queen Victoria to the Pankhursts. It talks about the difference in the brains of men and women, and even how gender-stereotyped degree courses usually end up with a widely different salary.
For today's Distinguished Diary, we get the wierd and wonderful writing routine of 'Catch-22' author, Joseph Heller.
And if you love your music to be befitting of a coffee shop in southern Paris, and in a particularly jazzy style... what an intro track you've got on the way.