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Mike Mariani in Conversation with Sally Haldorson

Sally Haldorson, Mike Mariani

September 19, 2022


We invite our reading community to come along as we take a deeper look at What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us: Who We Become After Tragedy and Trauma and learn more about author Mike Mariani through this live-streamed interview.

In this series, we invite our reading community to come along as we take a deeper look at new books and learn more about their authors through live-streamed interviews.

This interview with Mike Mariani was conducted by our Managing Director Sally Haldorson on September 7th. Here is the full video of that interview.

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Since graduating with his MA in English literature, Mike Mariani has worked as a freelance journalist, writing for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Newsweek, GQ, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, The Believer, Slate, The Guardian, and more. Mike has written about the ethical quandary of expert witnesses in criminal cases involving mental illness, the opioid crisis and its impact on mortality rates, the neuroscience of inequality, and other topics. He lives in Northern California with his wife.


About The Author

Sally’s mission as Porchlight’s Managing Director is to make Porchlight a great place to work for employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for everyone in or orbiting the publishing industry. She also has a not-so-secret penchant for business strategy and contemplating the history and evolution of business, both as a socio-economic force and a literary genre. When she can find the time, she reads, writes, reviews, and edits alongside the company’s marketing team. Helping craft three editions of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time utilized both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.

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