A Conversation with Roger Housden

Interviewed by Mark Matousek
January, 2014

rogerRoger Housden, a native of Bath, England, immigrated to the United States in 1998. He is the bestselling author of twenty books, including the best-selling Ten Poems series and, most recently, Keeping the Faith Without a Religion. He calls himself a lifelong student of the beauty of the word. Mark talked to Roger about his latest book, which offers a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic religion. cancer, and why, as Dostoevsky believed, “beauty will save the world.”

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Mark Matousek is the author of two award-winning memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man’s Search For His Lost Father, as well as When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living and Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life. A featured blogger for Psychology Today, Purple Clover, and The Huffington Post, he has contributed to numerous publications including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Details, AARP, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and The Saturday Evening Post. A popular lecturer, mentor, and teacher, he is on the faculty of The Omega Institute, The New York Open Center, and other institutions, as well as offering private workshops and classes internationally. He is the Creative Director of V-Men, an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls, and the founder of Mark Matousek Media, a digital publishing company whose products and editorial services focus on transformational writing, self-inquiry, and creativity. His latest book is Ethical Wisdom for Friends.