With a PhD in psychology, and a background in philosophy, Nathaniel Branden is a practicing psychotherapist and a corporate consultant, and is widely recognized as the world authority on self-esteem, a field he pioneered more than three decades ago. His many books include The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Taking Responsibility, Self-Esteem at Work, and A Woman's Self-Esteem. His newest book is My Years with Ayn Rand. He lives and works in Beverly Hills, California.
"This is Nathanial Branden's summa—a brilliant, readable, and profoundly important book." –Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence
"Nathanial Branden will undoubtedly rank as one of the great psychologists of the twentieth century." –Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider
"This is an exceptionally important book—the best that Nathanial Branden has ever written. Powerful enough to change the way Americans look at themselves and their country, Taking Responsibility comes at preceisely the right point in our history. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in personal and political history." –Edward H Crane, President of the Cato Institute