Brad Wetzler is the author of the new memoir Into the Soul of the World: My Journey to Healing, published by Hachette Go in 2023. A longtime magazine journalist, he has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Wired, GQ, National Geographic, Outside, and Travel + Leisure, among others. He is a book editor, memoir and nonfiction writing coach, and yoga teacher.
Brad began his writing and publishing career serving as an editor at Outside magazine, where he worked with some of America’s finest nonfiction writers. He later turned in his editor’s pen for a writer’s and traveled the world writing about adventure and exploration, business, politics, the environment, sports, and wellness. In midlife, after recovering from a long, debilitating depression, he became a certified yoga teacher and began exploring and writing about our inner landscape: psychology, spirituality, meditation, and yoga.
Brad holds a masters’ degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Student Feedback for Brad
I recently participated one of Brad Wetzler’s Memoir Writing classes. I was impressed. The class was packed with more useful information than any introductory course I have ever attended. Brad is generous with his insight and wisdom; his authenticity and humor shine through. I learned how to tell a more compelling story, and to set “audience” aside for long enough to find and celebrate my voice. Brad is empowering others by sharing decades of writing experience and offering guidance in such an accessible platform. With thanks and respect. Elizabeth Penziner, M.P.H., RYT
After a dozen years of flirting with memoir, mainly in critiquing workshops, I’m finally taking a class in HOW to write it! Brad Wetzler’s 8-week Beginning Memoir class on Zoom has been a fire-hose of enlightening information about how to turn our often mundane life stories into compelling stories for our readers. The way Brad teaches memoir is nothing less than guiding us to create unique works of art! I could take his class several times before I absorbed it all! Robert Speake