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Eric Weiner can’t keep away from life’s big questions. His New York Times bestseller The Geography of Bliss was about happiness; next came Man Seeks God. He has the special ability to take these timeless questions and make them personal, writing from an “everyman’s perspective”—full of humor, insight, and even self-doubt.
Now this acclaimed travel writer seeks to answer the question of how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In The Geography of Genius, he explores the history of places, from ancient Athens to Renaissance Florence to modern day Silicon Valley, examining the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. His reevaluation of the importance of culture in nurturing creativity is an informed romp through history that will surely jumpstart a national conversation.
A former correspondent for NPR and the New York Times, Weiner has reported from more than three dozen countries.
“The Geography of Genius is witty, informative, and compulsively readable. Whether you’re getting genius tips from Freud in Vienna or hearing the secrets of high-tech powerhouses in Silicon Valley, you’ll emerge smarter after reading this delightful travelogue of ingenuity.” —Daniel H. Pink
6:30 p.m. Enjoy a pre-event tour of collection highlights that dovetail with the cultures and time periods featured in The Geography of Genius.