Arts & Letters Live: Eric Weiner
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.