23 Jun Brad Meltzer
Speaker: Brad Meltzer
Best-Selling Author of The Inner Circle and Host of the History Channel’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded
- How To Be A Hero
- What Do You Want In Your Obituary?
- Don’t Let Anyone Tell You ‘No’
Keynote speaker Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, and well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate, and The Book of Lies. His non-fiction books, Heroes For My Son and Heroes For My Daughter – collections of heroes throughout history, from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Thomas Jefferson – both also hit the New York Times inspirational bestseller list. He is also the host of the hit History Channel series, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded—and is the number one selling author of the critically acclaimed comic books, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is the first author to ever reach the #1 spot on both the New York Times and the Diamond comic book bestseller lists simultaneously.
But what will inspire and dazzle audiences is speaker Brad Meltzer’s personal story, which took him from the loss of his father’s job, to the #1 spot on the bestseller list. Twice. It is a story filled with perseverance, focus, and the commitment to one’s dream. And thanks to his recent nonfiction hits, Heroes For My Son and Heroes For My Daughter, it is a story filled with the inspirational tales of the Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Mr. Rogers and more. It is a story that has been told to corporate leaders, industry heads, U.S. Senators, Supreme Court Justices, and even recurring invitations from a former U.S. President. Brad is always entertaining, but in this book he wrote for his son, he is simply one of the most inspiring speakers audiences will hear.
Meltzer’s books have spent over nine months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. Meltzer has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s Celebrity and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.
Meltzer has appeared on NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Court TV, and the top TV shows in the country, including The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, Cavuto on Business, Lou Dobbs Tonight and dozens more. He’s been featured everywhere including Vanity Fair, USA Today, People, Time, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, Washington Post, and nearly every major newspaper in the country.
Meltzer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School.
How To Be A Hero
On the night Brad Meltzer’s first son was born, he began collecting heroes for his boy. And for nearly a decade, Meltzer studied these heroes throughout history. From Thomas Jefferson (who had the humility to never publicly take credit for writing the Declaration of Independence) to the Wright Brothers (who brought extra materials to every test flight, anticipating their own failure) to George Washington to Rosa Parks to Mr. Rogers, Meltzer reminds us that their stories are not about fame– they’re about what we are all capable of on our very best days. See why Meltzer’s book on heroes– from Jackie Robinson, to Abraham Lincoln, to Eleanor Roosevelt– shot up the inspirational bestseller list.
What Do You Want In Your Obituary?
When the Wall Street Journal told Brad that one of his charitable acts would be in his obituary, it sent Brad on a quest to find out what else might be there. Hear the funny, inspiring, and always entertaining story that led to the creation of Brad’s book, Heroes For My Son– a book he began writing on the day his son was born eight years ago.
Don’t Let Anyone Tell You ‘No’
Brad’s family moved from Brooklyn to Miami with only $1,200 to their name. A decade later, he got 24 rejection letters for his first novel. A year after that, he started his climb to the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List and his own television show. The adventure between is a classic tale with a truly incredible ending.