Eric Weiner is author of The New York Times bestseller "The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World" (Twelve/Grand Central) and "Man Seeks God: My Flirtations With the Divine" (Twelve/Grand Central) out Dece. 5, 2011 from Twelve Books.

Eric is a former correspondent for National Public Radio and The New York Times. Currently he is a regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times and Slate, among other publications. A former Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, he no longer makes excuses for his incurable wanderlust. You can follow Eric and his travels at ericweinerbooks.com.