and philosopher Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D. is a lecturer, practicing
psychotherapist, and author of twenty books on the psychology of
self-esteem, romantic love, and the life and thought of Objectivist
philosopher Ayn Rand. His work has been translated into 18
languages and has sold over 4 million copies, and includes such
titles as Taking Responsibility, The Six Pillars of
Self Esteem, and My Years with Ayn Rand.
name Nathaniel Branden has become synonymous with the psychology of
self-esteem, a field he began pioneering over thirty years
ago. In that time, he has done more than any other theorist to
advocate the importance of self-esteem to human well-being, a
mission which began with his involvement in Objectivist philosopher
Ayn Rand's "Inner Circle."