Mitch is a writer, speaker, and publisher with a lifelong interest in man’s search for meaning. He is the PEN Award-winning author of Occult America (Bantam) and One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown), now out in paperback from Skyhorse with new stuff.
Mitch has written on everything from the secret life of Ronald Reagan to the war on witches for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, Politico, and Time.com. He is the host of Origins: Superstitions, and he narrates audio books including Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Washington Post says Mitch “treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions.” Paris Match says “Mitch Horowitz, a specialist in American esotericism, traces the history of positive thinking and its influence … takes us far from naive doctrines.”
Mitch is vice-president and executive editor at TarcherPerigee a division of Penguin Random House, where he publishes books on New Age, the occult, and the metaphysical. He and his wife raise two sons in an incredibly loud apartment in New York City.
NEW! My talk at the Theosophical Society, Wheaton, IL, on the shared legacy of HP Blavatsky and Manly P. Hall.