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”

The Finest Hours Movie Trailer


Books by Michael J. Tougias

Finest HoursRescue of the Bounty

Storm too SoonTen Hours Till Dawn