Bruce Frankel

Author of the new book "What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life? True Stories of Finding Success, Passion, and New Meaning in the Second Half of Life."


Bruce Frankel is a co-writer of World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict in Pictures (2001), a New York Times bestseller. From 1997 to 2001, he was a senior writer at People magazine. From 1989 to 1996, he was the national news reporter in New York for USA Today, where he covered major breaking news and trials, politics, organized crime and terrorism. He began his career in journalism at Gannett Westchester Newspapers, in White Plains, New York, where he won numerous awards for depth reporting, spot news, and columns.

He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, with an MFA in poetry, in 2003, and from Franklin & Marshall College, with a degree in government, in 1971. Born in Miami Beach, he grew up in nearby Hollywood, Florida until age 11 when his family moved to Curacao, Netherlands Antilles and later to Long Beach, New York, where he attended high school.

He now lives in New York City. He is the father of three sons — a musician, a chef, and a high school sophomore — and the owner of two mini dachshunds and a 17-year-old cat.