Born September 8, 1940, Brad is an author, seminar leader, and 2004 and 2006 candidate for United States House of Representatives. He was trained in Gestalt Therapy by Fritz Perls, M.D., Ph.D., the founder of Gestalt Therapy. He was trained in hypnosis by Milton Erickson, M.D., the founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychological Association. His first book, Radical Honesty: How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth, became a nation-wide bestseller in 1996 and has been translated into nine languages. That success was followed by seven more books that apply the principles of Radical Honesty to personal growth, social transformation and parenting. Dr. Blanton earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966 when he was 25 years old. He spent 25 years in the private practice of psychotherapy, becoming the Director of The Center for Well Being in Washington, D.C., where he worked with individuals, couples, and groups. He also served as a consultant to corporations, government and the media. In 1990 he moved to central Virginia and founded Radical Honesty Enterprises, a private corporation dedicated to promoting honesty in the world and The Center for Radical Honesty, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the same cause. Politically active from his days in the civil rights movement to the present, Dr. Blanton now lives in Stanley, Virginia, where he spends his time writing, farming, community organizing and conducting seminars.