Daniel Todd Gilbert
Daniel Todd Gilbert was born on January 17, 1962, in Detroit America, his parents were
Jewish and businessmen. Most of Todd’s childhood was spent in Southfield Michigan together
with his sibling Gary Gilbert. Daniel is married to Marilynn Oliphant, and together they have a
son and two grandchildren.
Daniel attended high school, and at one point at the age of 19 years old, he dropped out.
He had always wanted to become a science fiction author. He dropped out to follow his dreams
to enhance his writing skills; he enrolled in a creative writing class at the local community
college. Gilbert had a clear goal ahead of him and took stepping stones to pursue his dream. In
1981, he graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In
the University of Texas at Austin, he was a faculty member, after that he became a faculty
member at Harvard University. In 1985, from the University of Princeton, he completed his
Ph.D. In social psychology
Gilbert is the author of Stumbling Happiness. This book is one of the best-sold books
internationally. It has been translated into more than 30 languages. Following his passion, he
contributes to magazines and newspapers by writing essays and scripts for television series on