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Bonnie Friedman is the author of Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life (HarperCollins), which was a Village Voice bestseller and is now widely anthologized.

She is also the author of The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy (Beacon), called "strangely profound" in The Washington Post, "eloquent" by Library Journal and "compulsively readable," in O., the Oprah Magazine.

Her essays and short stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Movie Writing, The Best Writing on Writing, The Best Spiritual Writing, The Practical Stylist, with Readings, and The Best of O., the Oprah Magazine.

Currently she is at work on two projects. One is a second book about the emotional side of writers' lives, this time starting with the pervasive lure of self-sabotage and ways you can stay connected to an essential, good feeling about your writing all your life long. The second book is called Brooklyn Spiritual, and is about finding the sacred in the everyday. It features a mystic rabbi, a downtown church that seats 4,000 three times a day on Sundays (not including the spillover crowd), and a Buddha in a McDonald's backyard, as well as much non-institutional spiritual wisdom from off the streets of Brooklyn. Be sure to check her blog this summer as she will be posting entries and photos from the book.

If you would like to read more about Bonnie's writing, click on the link bio. If you would like to see a representative list of her publications, click on the link publications. Please be sure to note that Bonnie has posted several examples of her writing that you are welcome to download by clicking on the citation. If you would like to navigate to Bonnie's blog, click on the link blog. And if you would like to contact either Bonnie or Bonnie's agent, click on the link contact.

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