San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1964
Place of Birth:
B.A., Stanford University, 1986; M.F.A., San Francisco State University, 1995
|Bronson's Latest||Published Works|
|Why Do I Love These People?: Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families|
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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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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|What Should I Do with My Life?|
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."|
|Emperor of the Air: Stories|
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.
|The Right Stuff|
"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:
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