M. Scott Peck, M.D., is a psychiatrist and best-selling author of many books. Educated at Harvard (B.A) and Case Western Reserve (M.D), Dr. Peck served in administrative posts in the US government during his career in the Army Medical Corps, and was then a psychiatrist in private practice from 1972 to 1984. For the past thirteen years, he has devoted much of his time and financial resources to the work of the Foundation for Community Encouragement, a nonprofit organization that he and his wife. Lily, helped found in 1984. He lives in northwest Connecticut.