A nationally known writer, speaker, and publisher in alternative spirituality, Mitch Horowitz is the author of One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown 2014).
His previous book, Occult America (Bantam), received the 2010 PEN Oakland/ Josephine Miles Award for literary excellence. Mitch has written on alternative spirituality for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, and Time.com. He frequently discusses spiritual issues in the national media, including CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Mitch is the host of ORIGINS, a new web series on the history of superstitions, and he narrates popular audio books including Alcoholics Anonymous and The Jefferson Bible. Mitch is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin, the division of Penguin books dedicated to metaphysical literature. He and his wife raise two sons in New York City.