John Tierney: The Independent Institute

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John Tierney
John Tierney

John Tierney writes a science column, "Findings", for the New York Times, and he is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute's quarterly journal, City Journal. He graduated from Yale University in 1976, and he has written for such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Discover, Esquire, Health, National Geographic Traveler, New York, Newsweek, Outside, and Rolling Stone.

His books include God Is My Broker (with Christopher Buckley), Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (with Roy F. Baumeister), The Best-Case Scenario Handbook: A Parody Sep 16, 2002, and The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It (with Roy F. Baumeister).

He is the recipient of the Distinguished Column Writing Award from the New York News Publishers Association; the Westinghouse Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for a cover story in Newsweek, "The Search for Adam and Eve"; and United States Steel Foundation Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics.