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Name:  Harlan Cohen  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT Non-Fiction




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Cohen lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Harlan Cohen is a New York Times bestselling author of five books, a professional speaker, nationally syndicated advice columnist, and creator of Best First Year (

Harlan has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs, including the Today Show. He has been featured as an expert offering advice in the New York Times, Real Simple, Seventeen, Psychology Today, and hundreds of other publications. He is a professional speaker who has visited more than four hundred college campuses (TEDx Talk: His "Help Me, Harlan!" advice column is distributed by King Features Syndicate.

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