Frank Bruni has been an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since June 2011. In his columns, which appear every Sunday and Wednesday, he reflects on diverse topics including American politics, higher education, and gay rights. He joined the newspaper in 1995 and since then he has been a White House correspondent, the chief restaurant critic, a staff writer for The Times Magazine and the Rome bureau chief. He is the author of three New York Times best sellers, the most recent of which, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, was published in March 2015 to widespread acclaim. His previous best sellers were the 2009 memoir Born Round, about the joys and torments of his eating life, and a 2002 chronicle of George W. Bush’s initial presidential campaign, Ambling into History.
The Times’s first openly gay Op-Ed columnist, he was several times named Glaad’s newspaper columnist of the year and, in the fall of 2016, was given the Randy Shilts Award for his lifetime contributions to L.G.B.T. Americans by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He frequently appears as a political commentator on CNN, and MSNBC.
“Books are personal, passionate. They stir emotions and spark thoughts in a manner all their own, and I’m convinced that the shattered world has less hope for repair if reading becomes an ever smaller part of it.” —Frank Bruni