Mark Matousek is author of two award-winning memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment (an international bestseller) and The Boy He Left Behind (a Los Angeles Times Discovery Book), as well as When You’re Falling, Dive and Ethical Wisdom. He collaborated with Sogyal Rinpoche on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Andrew Harvey on Dialogues with a Modern Mystic, and Ram Dass on Still Here. Matousek is a featured blogger for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Contemplative Journal, and has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine (as a contributing editor), The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR, Yoga Journal, Details, The Saturday Evening Post, AARP, Tricycle, and more. A popular lecturer and writing teacher, he is on the faculty of the New York Open Center, the Esalen Institute, Hollyhock, and Schumacher College. Matousek is also creative director of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls. His workshops, classes, and mentoring have helped thousands of people around the world, focusing on personal awakening and creative excellence through self-inquiry and writing.