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Eric Weiner was a longtime correspondent for National Public Radio. He spent a decade overseas for NPR, based in New Delhi, Jerusalem and Tokyo. Weiner is the author of Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine and the author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World. In the book, Weiner travels to spots around the globe—including Iceland, Bhutan, Moldova and Qatar -- to search out how different countries define and pursue happiness.
In 1993, NPR sent Weiner to India and he was the netwrk's first full-time correspondent in that country. While in New Delhi for two years, he covered the bubonic plague, India's economic reforms, and many others. He has reported from over 30 countries. His essays and commentary appear in the Los Angeles Times, Slate, The New Republic, and many other publications. He also contributes to the travel magazine AFAR magazine. While with NPR, he has also served as a correspondent in New York, Miami, and Washington, DC.
Honors and awards
In his free time he enjoys cycling, playing tennis, and eating sushi. Weiner is married and together he and his wife have one daughter. The family resides in Washington, DC.
- Eric Weiner - Official Website
- NPR bio of Eric Weiner
- Video (and audio) of interview/conversation with Eric Weiner by Will Wilkinson on Bloggingheads.tv
- Eric Weiner talks about The Geography of Bliss on Bookpod
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