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Bruce Frankel on Living Fully After 40 Radio, 5/9/2011

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In addition to writing "What Should I Do With The Rest of My Life?", Bruce Frankel is a co-writer of World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict in Pictures (2001), a New York Times bestseller. He is a former senior writer and editor at People magazine and, the New York-based national news reporter for USA Today, where he covered major breaking news and trials, politics, organized crime and terrorism. He began his career in journalism at Gannett Westchester Newspapers, in White Plains, New York, where he won numerous awards for depth reporting, spot news, and columns.

He changed his own career when, at 51, he left Time Inc. to begin an MFA program in poetry at  Sarah Lawrence College, from which he graduated in 2003 -- thirty-two years after he received a bachelor's degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College. Bruce grew up Hollywood, Florida until age 11 when his family moved to Curacao, Netherlands Antilles and later to Long Beach, New York, where he attended high school.

He now lives in New York City. He is the father of three sons — Alex, the lead singer of Holy Ghost!; Zach, a chef in Manhattan; and Isaiah, a high school junior. He is also the owner of two 14-year-old dachshunds.

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