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Eric Weiner

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Eric Weiner is the author of The New York Times bestseller THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS as well as two other books, and the soon-to-be released THE SOCRATES EXPRESS.

His books have been translated into 20 languages. A number of high schools and universities have incorporated them into their curricula. Weiner is the recipient of the Borders Original Voices Award, and a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award.

His second book, Man Seeks God, was called a “disarmingly funny, illuminating read… a refreshing departure from more weighty spiritual tomes.”

As a long-time foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, Eric reported from more than 30 nations, from Iraq to Indonesia, covering some of the major international events of recent times.
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Writing Workshop in Arizona

Exciting news. I'm teaming up with author and former NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden to teach a writing workshop in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona this fall. The dates are October 29 to November 3rd. The workshop is open to all writers, including aspiring ones. It promises to be a rewarding experience. Hope you can join us!

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“Money matters but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude.”
Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

“So the greatest source of happiness is other people--and what does money do? It isolates us from other people. It enables us to build walls, literal and figurative, around ourselves. We move from a teeming college dorm to an apartment to a house, and if we're really wealthy, to an estate. We think we're moving up, but really we're walling off ourselves.”
Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

“[Happiness is] a ghost, it’s a shadow. You can’t really chase it. It’s a by-product, a very pleasant side effect to a life lived well.”
Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

“A description of Zaira as it is today should contain all Zaira’s past. The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.”
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