Brianna Wiest

Brianna Wiest

Brianna is an accomplished author, celebrated for her bestsellers including "101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think," "The Mountain Is You," "The Pivot Year," "Salt Water," "Ceremony," and "When You're Ready, This Is How You Heal," among others. With a global reach, her books have surpassed 1 million copies in sales worldwide, consistently ranking on bestseller lists and currently undergoing translation into 30+ languages.

Over a decade ago, Brianna embarked on a transformative journey of self-healing, turning to writing as a means of processing her experiences. Her written works, infused with messages of empowerment, self-reflection, and hope, have resonated with millions of readers.

Brianna initiated her writing career by sharing her thoughts on Thought Catalog, where she is now a partner. Her original viral essays were later compiled into the internationally acclaimed "101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think," lauded by Forbes as a "must-read" and earning the #2 spot on Cosmopolitan's list of books to "up-level your life." This book consistently held the #1 position in self-improvement on the Globe & Mail bestsellers list for multiple weeks and achieved the same feat in prominent bookstores such as Strand Book Store and McNally Jackson. A timeless indie classic, "101 Essays" continues to be shared passionately among millions of readers globally.

Following the success of "101 Essays," Brianna's subsequent mega-bestseller, "The Mountain Is You," has mirrored its trajectory, with international translations, a widespread readership, and hundreds of thousands of copies sold to date.

Currently residing and writing in California, Brianna is available for appearances at businesses, bookstores, and events worldwide, bringing her inspiring words to audiences across the globe.