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									Po BronsonPo Bronson
Although it took him some time to find his literary niche, Po Bronson has settled into his role as “social documentarian” with great ease, penning two books that have become tremendous commercial, critical, and personal successes in the process.

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Fact File

Po Bronson
Current Home:
San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1964
Place of Birth:
Seattle, Washington
B.A., Stanford University, 1986; M.F.A., San Francisco State University, 1995

Bronson's Latest

Published Works

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								Why Do I Love These People?: Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families, Author: 
								Po Bronson.

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Why Do I Love These People?: Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families
by Po Bronson
In his latest book, Bronson asks, How do families who have experienced years of conflict make the transition to a better place, a place of hope, mutual respect and appreciation? How do we deal with illness, infidelity, money, abuse, assimilation, prejudice, intrusiveness, aloofness, divorce and death? Bronson's book shows us that family is not our dividing line -- but our common ground.

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								Bombardiers, Author: 
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*  Bombardiers (1995)
*  The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest: A Silicon Valley Novel (1997)
*  Nudist on the Late Shift: And Other True Tales of Silicon Valley (1999)
*  What Should I Do with My Life? (2003)
*  Why Do I Love These People?: Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families (2005)

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Bronson's Breakout

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								What Should I Do with My Life?, Author: 
								Po Bronson.

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What Should I Do with My Life?
by Po Bronson
Many people spend their lifetime asking but never answering the question, "What should I do with my life?" Bronson decided to probe the ultimate quandary by posing it to people around the world who had answered it in especially meaningful ways. This globetrotting book suggests that finding a purpose can be an entertaining business.

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An Author's Advice

We asked Bronson what advice he'd give to aspiring writers. "Don’t be jealous of others’ success," he suggests. "Jealousy and envy are the enemy of genuine creativity. Wish others well and hope to join them someday."

Recommended Reading

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								Emperor of the Air: Stories, Author: 
								Ethan Canin.

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Emperor of the Air: Stories
by Ethan Canin
In our interview, Bronson talked about some of his favorite books, including this volume of stories from Ethan Canin that he says inspired him as he was deciding to become a writer. "The beauty and grace of the book stunned me, and in its pages I found an indescribable answer as to why to pursue such an impractical dream," he reflects.

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								The Right Stuff, Author: 
								Tom Wolfe.

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The Right Stuff
by Tom Wolfe
"I didn’t consider nonfiction to be my art form. Then I read Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff, and the whole realm of nonfiction became my new playground of experimentation," Bronson recalls of another influential reading experience. Read our interview to learn about more of Bronson's recommended reads, including:

*A Million Little Pieces  by James Frey
*Other People's Weddings  by Noah Hawley
*The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien
*White Teeth  by Zadie Smith
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