Phil Cousineau is a writer, teacher, editor, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, travel leader, and storyteller. His lifelong fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him on many journeys around the world. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics from mythology, soul, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. He has published 18 non-fiction books and has 15 scriptwriting credits to his name.

Born at an army hospital in Columbia, South Carolina in 1952, Phil Cousineau grew up just outside of Detroit, once known as "the Paris of the Midwest," as he’s fond of saying. While moonlighting in a steel factory he studied journalism at the University of Detroit. Before turning to writing books and films full-time, Cousineau’s career included stints as a sportswriter, playing semi-professional basketball in Europe, harvesting date trees on an Israeli kibbutz, painting 44 Victorian houses in San Francisco, and teaching screenwriting at the American Film Institute.

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