Scott Haas

Scott Haas is a travel writer and clinical psychologist based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of “Why Be Happy? The Japanese Way of Acceptance” (Hachette Books), “Hearing Voices: Reflections of a Psychology Intern” (Dutton), “Are We There Yet?” (Plume), and “Back of the House” (Berkley/Penguin). He is the co-author of “Da Silvano” (Bloomsbury). Dr. Haas’s work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, The Boston Globe, Wine Enthusiast, USA Today, and Gastronomica. Scott was the producer, writer, and on-air talent for the National Public Radio affiliate in Boston, WBUR, where he reported for the noon show “Here and Now,” interviewing chefs, farmers, fishermen, and restaurateurs. A self-proclaimed serial monogamist when it comes to travel, he often returns to Switzerland, Italy, Hawaii, and Japan to delve deeper into the languages, cultures, and cuisines.

• Author of five books
• Won a James Beard Award for his on-air broadcasts on NPR’s “Here and Now” in 2004
• Received a Ph.D. from the University of Detroit and he did his doctoral internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital

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