Paul Bradley Carr is author of The Upgrade, Bringing Nothing To The Party, and Sober Is My New Drunk.

He was previously Silicon Valley columnist for the Guardian, and has written for the Wall St Journal, The Times (London), The Daily Telegraph, National Geographic, The Huffington Post, Food and Wine, Private Eye, BBC Radio, Channel 4 TV (UK) and countless other outlets on both sides of the Atlantic.

Paul was born in Dunfermline, Scotland and currently lives in Palm Springs, California. He is on Twitter and Instagram, but only barely.

Paul’s books…

More Books


“For a cautionary tale, everyone cites Paul Bradley Carr.” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

“A testament to the virtues of debauchery… uproarious and brilliant.” – WIRED

“Utterly endearing. Completely addictive reading.” – PAPERBACK CHOICE, THE PRESS ASSOCIATION ),

“Carr has made a reputation as one of the feistiest writers on the beat. His [public] spats are legendary, as are his bust-ups with former employers.” – THE GUARDIAN

“The columnist [and] enfant terrible has been summarily sacked from practically every outfit he’s worked for, including companies he started.” – ZDNET

“Like James Bond, Paul symbolises a freedom man would sell his own sister to achieve.” – LOADED MAGAZINE

“There’s no denying that he’s an idiotic, irresponsible chancer – qualities that make him an unpredictable travel companion, but put his story-telling skills in first class.” – SCOTTISH DAILY RECORD

“The more things that go wrong for Paul, the better a writer he becomes. It’s like the grey goo that he feeds off.” MIKE BUTCHER, TECHCRUNCH

“Makes me want to vomit for all the right reasons.” – MIL MILLINGTON, AUTHOR, THINGS MY GIRLFRIEND AND I HAVE ARGUED ABOUT

“Just because Paul Carr is a raging asshole doesn’t mean he’s not right.”ADAM PENENBERG

“The most irritating and self-satisfyingly smug person I have ever met. Annoyingly, he is also the funniest.” ZOE MARGOLIS, AUTHOR, GIRL WITH A ONE TRACK MIND

“Commenting on Paul Carr is beneath my dignity. He’s absurd.” – MATT TAIBBI


Get Paul’s email newsletter…


Follow Paul on Twitter

Follow Paul on Instagram


Read Paul’s Blog

Questions about this site? kate@paulcarr.com

Home