Courtney E. Martin is an author, entrepreneur, and weekly columnist for On Being. Her latest book, The New Better Off, explores how people are re-defining the American dream (think more fulfillment, community, and fun, less debt, status, and stuff). Courtney is Co-Founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and FRESH Speakers Bureau, and consults with TED, the Aspen Institute, and the Obama Foundation. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, MSNBC, and The O’Reilly Factor, and speaks widely at conferences and colleges. She lives with her family in a co-housing community in Oakland.