Greetings. I’m an author, speaker and former correspondent for NPR, but I prefer to think of myself as a philosophical traveler. My interest—my obsession, really—is the intersection of places and ideas. It is at this intersection, I believe, where the most fascinating aspects of life unfold, be it our search for happiness, spiritual fulfillment or creative expression.
So, in this spirit, I invite you to explore. You can read an excerpt from my latest book, The Geography of Genius. You can also sample my other writing, see a calendar of my upcoming readings and appearances—and even tell me which places spark your creativity. I hope you find the journey inspiring.
On the Geography of Genius
“This witty and fun book has an insight in every paragraph. It’s a charming mix of history and wisdom cloaked as a rollicking travelogue filled with colorful characters.”
— Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of The Innovators and Steve Jobs
“The Geography of Genius is an intellectual odyssey, a traveler’s diary, and a comic novel all rolled into one…Weiner’s best book yet.”
-Daniel Gilbert, Harvard professor and bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness
“The Geography of Genius is witty, informative, and compulsively readable…you’ll emerge smarter after reading this delightful travelogue of ingenuity.”
-Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive