Books that influenced me

Mel Cruickshank

Mel CruickshankCruickshank joined LIDA in April 2000 and has since been responsible for the strategic and digital development for a range of clients including British Airways and BP. She oversees all departments across clients including COI, IKEA and Mini. In 2010, she was elected as chair of the IPA's Direct Mail committee.

The Corrections1. The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen, published by Picador, 2002

I have a huge respect for this book and what it achieves. It depicts the breakdown of a family in an age of easy fixes and causes us to question our values and morals. Darkly humorous, it reminds me how fragile life is, and how family is the best of everything, and, whisper it, sometimes the worst. I have a worrying affinity with the dysfunction that runs throughout. Hmm, sorry kids.