After publishing my second book, After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump, in 2018, I was downcast about the deeply polarized nature of our society. There’s just so much hate out there. So much derision. I see it first hand in my day job as a reporter for USA TODAY, too. I felt like I had to try to do something.

So beginning in late 2018 — more than a year before I had a book deal—I set out to meet folks who are bringing people together despite their differences, whether it’s politics…

Nathan Bomey

Business reporter for USA TODAY & author of “Bridge Builders: Bringing People Together in a Polarized Age” (May 2021)

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