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Thomas Friedman is an internationally renowned author and journalist. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon); in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel); and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. He is also the author of seven bestselling books, among them the National Book Award-winning From Beirut to Jerusalem and the #1 New York Times bestseller The World Is Flat, which received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded and That Used to Be Us. His latest book is Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.