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Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer is an Emmy-award winning coach, creative strategist, podcaster, writer, teacher and social worker who has been helping nonprofits, publishers, authors, small business and career changers tell their stories for 20 plus years. He is the author of the newly re-released and refreshed short story collection UPSTATE and several award-winning books, including the science fiction novel Orphans and the essay collections Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again and Be Cool - a memoir (sort of). He is also a lover of all things book, run, Gin and street art. ...more

Average rating: 4.29 · 909 ratings · 347 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
You Can Make Him Like You

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Most Likely You Go Your Way...

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Orphans

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Lucky Man

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Upstate

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Repetition Patterns

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My Father's House: A Novella

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99 Problems

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SEX AND DEATH

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We are new website. And more to come.

It's true. We are new Ben Tanzer website. We are also going to begin moving some of our blogging to the new site, and the rest of it to another site to come. We think it's all going to be awesome, though all we know for certain, is that it just might change your life, if only for a moment at that. Read more of this blog post »
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The National Virginity Pledge by Barry  Graham
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Barry Graham pulls off a really neat trick with The National Virginity Pledge. On the surface what you get is a series of awesomely disturbed pieces rife with prostitutes, gamblers, tacos, Wal-Mart, car crashes, and bodily fluids. The thing is, while ...more
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Creamsicle Blue by Mike DeCapite
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How we all die, always moving forward, yet looking back as well on what is lost along the way, love, youth, opportunities, and decisions made and not made.
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It reads differently at every age. Pretty cool that.
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Camouflage Country by Ryan Ridge
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The Temps by Andrew DeYoung
"This book is officially in the world today, and while I’m not going to give it a rating, I will say that I am incredibly proud of The Temps. It’s not perfect—no book is—but it’s very much the book I set out to write, the kind of book I wanted to put " Read more of this review »
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Read it. And blurbed it. Yo.

“What The Temps profoundly illustrates is that the most gripping science fiction doesn't emerge from the unknown, but from what we know all too well and choose to look away from. That we choose to look away at our own peri
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Upstate by Ben Tanzer
"Ben Tanzer proves himself to be a master wordsmith with this collection of interconnected short stories. While his main character is a sown and out, hypothetical city somewhere in central New York, the people who inhabit this city come to life under " Read more of this review »
The New York Stories by Ben Tanzer
"Terrific collection of Tanzer's work, which is deceptively simple on the surface and consistently surprising upon reflection."
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“The bigger you feel things, the more curious you are; and the more problems you want to solve and not actually run from, the better everything is, even the things you already love.”
Ben Tanzer, 99 Problems

“A therapist once said to me that I was a good storyteller, but he didn’t mean it as a compliment.”
Ben Tanzer, Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again

“It's never too early to think about your legacy," she would say. "Don't you want to leave some kind of mark that you were here?”
Ben Tanzer, The New York Stories: Three Volumes in One Collection

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message 5: by Kate

Kate Hey Ben, just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season! I'm just excited to have a long weekend to read and work on some of my end of year journaling. It's the little things :)


Vickie Thank you so much for adding me as your friend. Your books look very interesting and I completely agree...Frodo rocks!


message 3: by Tara

Tara Thanks for the add, Ben, and congrats on your own work.


message 2: by Ben

Ben Caleb wrote: "I just got my copy of Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine in the mail. I'll be burning through a few of my books to get to this one. Excited = me."

Ditto, all of it, mail, burn, read, excited, me.


message 1: by Caleb

Caleb Ross I just got my copy of Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine in the mail. I'll be burning through a few of my books to get to this one. Excited = me.


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