Richard Carlson, whose PhD is in psychology, is considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress-reduction around the world. He is the author of fifteen popular books including the runaway bestseller, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . And It's All Small Stuff, which was named America's #1 bestselling book for two consecutive years, a feat never before achieved in publishing. The Don't Sweat books appear in more than 100 countries, with 40 million readers worldwide. In 1997, Richard was chosen by People magazine as one of the most intriguing people to watch in the world. He is married to Kristine carlson and they have two children.