Larry Olmsted
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Larry Olmsted

Larry Olmsted is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who has published several books and thousands of articles for major newspapers and magazines worldwide over the past 25-plus years. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University he was named a George F. Baker Scholar, and after graduate school at Dartmouth College he was honored as the annual distinguished alum speaker for the Masters in Arts and Liberal Studies program. He taught non-fiction creative writing to graduate students as a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth. He was named one of the “10 Most Extreme U.S. Journalists,” by the Society of Professional Journalists and Travel Writer of the Year by the State of Mississippi. His newest book, Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Understanding has received critical acclaim, including the Wall Street Journal. Forbes called it a “must-read for every sports fan,” and it was ranked Number Two on a list of the most anticipated sports books of 2021. His previous book, Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating & What You Can Do About It, was a New York Times hardcover bestseller, an audiobook bestseller, and a bestseller in Canada. It was named to Best Books of the Year lists by People Magazine, Outside Magazine, Apple iBooks and has been republished in several foreign languages. Olmsted has been a long-term print columnist for two of America’s three national newspapers, Investor’s Business Daily and USA Today, and has written for many other prominent papers including the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Denver Post, South China Post, and others. He currently writes one of the most popular digital columns for Forbes, is a regular contributor to USA Today and USAToday.com, and is a longtime contributing editor for Cigar Aficionado magazine. His other magazine work has included Playboy, Popular Science, Outside, Men’s Health, Inc., Worth, American Airlines’ American Way, United Airlines’ Hemispheres, US Airways Magazine, Robb Report, Golf Magazine, Mastercard Luxury, and dozens more. He is a frequent guest expert who gave a TEDx talk, has been a panelist at Austin’s South by Southwest festival, and appears on television and radio shows including CBS This Morning, ESPN SportsCenter, Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, numerous network news shows and NPR radio.
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