Bill Bishop (author)

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Bishop speaking at Ideafestival 2015

Bill Bishop is an American author, journalist and social commentator. He co-wrote a book with retired college professor Robert Cushing entitled The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart. His ideas have influenced the speeches of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.[1][2] He is the co-founder and contributing editor of the Daily Yonder, a blog about rural issues in the United States. Bishop has worked for several newspapers: the Austin American-Statesman, Lexington Herald-Leader, and The Mountain Eagle. He has a degree from Duke University. His wife, Julie Ardery, is also a co-founder and contributing editor of the Daily Yonder. The couple previously owned a newspaper: the Bastrop County Times. They currently live in La Grange, Texas.[3][4]



  1. ^ The Big Sort Retrieved March 2011
  2. ^ The Big Sort: Excerpt Retrieved March 2011
  3. ^ "Staff" Archived June 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved June 2013
  4. ^ "Authors" Retrieved June 2013
  5. ^ "Historical Winners List". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved January 31, 2019.

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