American essayist and non-fiction writer

Michael Paterniti is the author of the New York Times bestselling books, The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Cheese and Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain, which has been published in 20 countries. 

His writing has appeared in varied publications including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Harper's, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and GQ, where he is a correspondent. In addition, he’s been a frequent contributor to the radio show This American Life, and his work has been heard on NPR, the BBC, and CBCHe’s the winner of an NEA grant and National Magazine Award. His forthcoming collection of essays, Love and Other Ways of Dying, will be published in winter of 2015. 

He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife, the writer Sara Corbett, and their three children.

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The Telling Room captures the true essence of happiness – but what's more, it captures the fact that food is always central, always present in our memories, when we search for it. For those who doubt that food is our most vital social network, this book demonstrates it unequivocally.

Ferran Adrià, chef, El Bulli
on The Telling Room