[permaculture] M. Scott Peck, 'Road Less Traveled' author, passed away Sep 27, 2005

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Wed Sep 28 00:40:33 EDT 2005

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Author M. Scott Peck, who wrote the
best-seller "The Road Less Traveled" and other books, died Sunday. He
was 69.

Peck died at his home in Connecticut, longtime friend and Los Angeles
publicist Michael Levine said. He had suffered from pancreatic and liver
duct cancer.

Born in New York City, Peck received his bachelor's degree from Harvard
College in 1958 and his doctorate from the Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army
between 1963 and 1972.

Peck spent more than 10 years in the private practice of psychiatry and
had his first book "The Road Less Traveled" published in 1978. The
self-help book that begins "Life is difficult" has sold more than 6
million copies in North America and been translated into 20 languages.
By the mid-1990s, the book had made 258 appearances on The New York
Times best-seller list.

Other books he wrote included "People of the Lie: The Hope For Healing
Human Evil," "Meditations From the Road," and "Further Along the Road
Less Traveled."

Peck was the recipient of the 1984 Kaleidscope Award for Peacemaking and
the 1994 Temple International Peace Prize. He also received The
Learning, Faith and Freedom Medal from Georgetown University in 1996.

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