Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in
Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored
numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in Northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and Mind and Emotions.
"Self-Esteem is truly a very special title. Good writing is
especially necessary for self-help titles. ... I feel a special
enthusiasm in bringing it to the notice of our audience."
--The Midwest Book Review
"McKay and Fanning recognize the complexity of the human tendency toward self-criticism. Their carefully written, cognitively oriented self-help book wisely avoids simplistic solutions, offering instead a systematic approach to self-esteem development."
--Robert E. Alberti, PhD, author of Your Perfect Right
"Positive self-esteem is the centerpiece of a healthy personality. McKay and Fanning's book offers us a valuable storehouse of tactics and strategies for constructing--or renovating--the foundation of our self-esteem."
--Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD, author of Shyness