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Eric Weiner


Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner is author of the New York Times bestseller THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS, which has been translated into 20 languages, as well as the critically acclaimed MAN SEEKS GOD. A former correspondent for NPR and TheNew York Times, Weiner’s work has appeared in the New Republic, Slate, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The New York Times Magazine and the anthology Best American Travel Writing.

Eric Weiner

Books by Eric Weiner

by Eric Weiner - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel

In THE GEOGRAPHY OF GENIUS, acclaimed travel writer Eric Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. And he walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo and Leonardo remains.

by Eric Weiner - Memoir, Nonfiction, Religion, Travel

When a health scare puts him in the hospital, Eric Weiner --- an agnostic by default --- finds himself tangling with an unexpected question, posed to him by a well-meaning nurse. "Have you found your God yet?" The thought of it nags him, and ultimately he embarks on a worldwide exploration of countless religions to find personal spiritual meaning.