Journalist Tim Dowling was born in Connecticut and moved to the UK at the age of 29. He is the author of 4 books, including a novel, “The Giles Wareing Haters' Club”. For the last five and a half years his popular weekly Guardian column has charted the ups and downs of family life, combining self-deprecating humour with a perverse optimism. His most recent book is “How to Be A Husband”. According to Tim, ‘Husband’ is one of the main things on his CV, right below ‘BA, English’ and just above ‘Once got into a shark cage for money’. It’s the thing he does that makes everything else he does seem like a hobby.