Michael J. Tougias

New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Tougias shares incredible survival stories, and shares lessons about decision-making, goal attainment, and resilience.


  • Recipient of the American Library Association’s Editor’s Choice, and the Independent Publisher’s “Best Book in its Class” 
  • Tougias wows audience’s with his multi-media presentations of survivor stories and the lessons learned that we can all use in our day to day lives for peak performance under pressure and overcoming adversity.
  • Lecture Topics include: “Survive and Thrive”, and “Turning a Book into a Film”


Video of Michael on lessons learned from The Finest Hours


The Finest Hours Movie Trailer


Books by Michael J. Tougias

Finest HoursRescue of the Bounty

Storm too SoonTen Hours Till Dawn