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John Leland

New York Times Reporter & Author of "Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old"

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John Leland Biography

John Leland is a Metro reporter for The New York Times. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered topics ranging from the poetry of rock lyrics to the housing crisis. Leland began covering retirement and religion in January, 2004.

He is the author of three books: Hip: The History (HarperCollins, 2004), a cultural history of hipness, Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of ‘On the Road’ (They’re Not What You Think) (Viking, 2007), and Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old (2018). Happiness is a Choice became a New York Times Bestseller.

Before joining The Times, Mr. Leland was a senior editor at Newsweek, editor in chief at Details, music critic at Newsday and an original columnist at SPIN magazine.

Mr. Leland is a graduate of Columbia College and a dropout from the Monster Factory, a school for aspiring professional wrestlers. He did not last long, but he got a story.

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Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road (They're Not What You Think)

Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road (They're Not What You Think)

Hip: The History

Hip: The History

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New York Times Reporter & Author of "Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old"

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John Leland Biography

John Leland is a Metro reporter for The New York Times. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered topics ranging from the poetry of rock lyrics to the housing crisis. Leland began covering retirement and religion in January, 2004.

He is the author of three books: Hip: The History (HarperCollins, 2004), a cultural history of hipness, Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of ‘On the Road’ (They’re Not What You Think) (Viking, 2007), and Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old (2018). Happiness is a Choice became a New York Times Bestseller.

Before joining The Times, Mr. Leland was a senior editor at Newsweek, editor in chief at Details, music critic at Newsday and an original columnist at SPIN magazine.

Mr. Leland is a graduate of Columbia College and a dropout from the Monster Factory, a school for aspiring professional wrestlers. He did not last long, but he got a story.

John Leland Videos

  • John Leland: How To Be Happy
    Author John Leland explores a simple yet profound question in his latest book Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons From a Year Among ...
  • John Leland On His Career As A Journalist
    John Leland, Metro Reporter for the New York Times, is the author of the national bestseller, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a ...
  • Learning how to think about death changed how I live
    as unrelated to life, or antithetical it, does a disservice to the days we have, because we don't know how to value them, says John Leland.

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  • How to book John Leland?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Leland for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John Leland, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Leland or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Leland?

    Booking fees for John Leland, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Leland, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Leland?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Leland for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Leland for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Leland or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Leland or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Leland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Leland for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. John Leland generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Silvia Garcia, Paul Krismer, Nataly Kogan, Catherine Sanderson and Brandon Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Leland for an upcoming live or virtual event.

John Leland Speaker Videos

  • John Leland: How To Be Happy
    Author John Leland explores a simple yet profound question in his latest book Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons From a Year Among ...
    John Leland On His Career As A Journalist
    John Leland, Metro Reporter for the New York Times, is the author of the national bestseller, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a ...
  • Learning how to think about death changed how I live
    as unrelated to life, or antithetical it, does a disservice to the days we have, because we don't know how to value them, says John Leland.
    John Leland, "Happiness Is A Choice You Make"
    John Leland discusses his book, "Happiness Is A Choice You Make", at Politics and Prose on 1/29/18. Leland's third book expands on “85 & Up ...
  • Virtual Memories #253 - John Leland
    Conversation begins at 7:25. Photo of John Leland & Helen Moses by Edu Bayer for The New York Times. New York Times reporter John ...
    Banter Salon at CultureTECH - John Leland
    John Leland, NY Times Journalist and author of Hip: The History chats to Jim Carroll from This is Banter in the cosy confines of St. Augustine's ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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