“Treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions.” -Washington Post

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“Much of today’s writing about spirituality is loaded with nonsense … A very small number of writers and editors have climbed above this morass to combine spiritual depth with intellectual acumen and literary polish. Mitch Horowitz is one of them.” —Richard Smoley, New Dawn


One Simple Idea

A writer and seeker with a lifelong interest in man’s search for meaning, Mitch is a PEN Award-winning historian and the author of books including Occult America (Bantam);  One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown); and the forthcoming The Miracle of a Definite Chief Aim (Gildan/Hachette).

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.

Mitch is a vice-president and executive editor at Penguin Random House, where he publishes authors, living and dead, including David Lynch and Manly P. Hall.

Mitch and his wife raise two sons in New York City.

Stay up-to-the-minute with his latest articles and obsessions at Medium.

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