Tony Abbott is the author of over 60 books for young readers, including the Droon series, which has sold over 4.5 million books to date, and the Golden Kite winner Firegirl. He has been a bookseller and a librarian and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.
Foreword writer Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Adyashanti is author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, Emptiness Dancing, True Meditation, and The End of Your World. Based in California, he lives with his wife, Mukti, and teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live Internet radio broadcast.
Joan Aiken (1924-2004) was born in Rye, Sussex. She was the daughter of the American poet Conrad Aiken, and her step-father was English writer Martin Armstrong. Joan Aiken wrote over 100 books for young readers and adults and is recognised as one of the classic children's authors of the twentieth century.Her best-known books are The Wolves of Willoughby Chase chronicles and the Arabel's Raven series, but she is also famous for her brilliant short stories. Joan Aiken received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in the United States as well as the Guardian Award for Fiction. She was decorated with an MBE for her services to children's books.
Susan Albers, PsyD, is a New York Times bestselling author and licensed clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic specializing in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. She graduated from the University of Denver, completed an internship at the University of Notre Dame, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her work has been quoted in O, Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Self, and The Wall Street Journal, and she conducts mindful eating workshops internationally. She was a guest expert on the Today Show and Dr. Oz. Visit Albers online at www.eatingmindfully.com.
Robert E. Alberti, PhD, is a psychologist, marriage & family therapist, Fellow (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association, clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, publisher, and author/co-author of several books. His work has received international recognition as the "gold standard" for psychological self-help.
Henry Alford is the author of two acclaimed works of investigative humour and has been a regular contributor to the New York Times and Vanity Fair and a staff writer at Spy. He has also written for The New Yorker, GQ, New York, Details, Harper's Bazaar, the Village Voice, and Paris Review.
David Allen is the internationally bestselling author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything. He is the chairman and founder of the David Allen Company, a global management and consulting company, widely recognized as the world's leading authority in developing personal and organization capacity.
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David M. Allen, MD, is professor emeritus of psychiatry and the former director of psychiatric residency training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He is author of the book How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders: A Balanced Approach to Resolve Problems and Reconcile Relationships. He has carriedout research on personality disorders, is a psychotherapy theorist, and is former associate editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He is also author of three books for psychotherapists, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.
Priscilla Almada, PhD, is a research scientist. Over the last decade, she has been committed to exploring the science, art, and practice of cultivating prosocial and sustainable communities. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
Daniel G. Amen
Dr Daniel G Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and CEO of Amen Clinics, Inc in the US. He is the author of 19 books including the New York Times bestseller, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.www.amenclinic.com
Dr Kirstie Anderson is a consultant neurologist and honorary senior lecturer within the Newcastle Regional Sleep Service and Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. She has a national level reputation in the area of CBT for insomnia and is involved in research and training. She has been centrally involved with the updating of the IAPT Low Intensity Curriculum.
PAMELA ANDERSON is an activist, author, mother, actress, and model. A sexual icon since her youth, she is a frequent critic of contemporary cultural attitudes toward sex. A devoted vegan, Anderson has spent her life campaigning and advocating for human and animal rights and for environmental justice. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Before sacrificing his soul to dark forces in the Square Mile, Cityboy was a genuine left-wing hippy and political activist, complete with ponytail and hoop earrings. His dream of becoming a global traveller was cruelly dashed when his brother got him an interview at a French bank in the City, which would set him on the rocky road to destruction and despair.
Martin M. Antony
Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Antony is coauthor of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than twenty-five other books.
Lisa Appignanesi was born in Poland and grew up in France and Canada. A novelist and writer, she is visiting professor of Literature and the Medical Humanities at King's College London. She was chair of the Freud Museum from 2008-2014 and is a former president of English PEN. She was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in 2013. Her published work includes Mad, Bad and Sad, All About Love and Losing the Dead. @LisaAppignanesi
Nancy K. Austin
Nancy K. Austini s co-author, with Tom Peters, of the bestseller A Passion for Excellence. She is a leading authority on building swift and lasting organizations to succeed. Nancy has written extensively for many magazines and journals. She has been a contributing editor at Working Woman, a columnist for 1099 (a webzine for independent professionals), and today is a contributing editor for INC. magazine. Nancy founded her company in 1985, and has been working with a cross-section of lively businesses ever since.