Dr. Abraham J. Twerski and Thomas Gagliano inspire readers to silence the inner voice of self-doubt and begin living proactive lives. Moving past addictive acting out depends on right action and right thinking. In The Problem Was Me, readers are guided on how to work an honest recovery program and break the cycle of addictive acting out.
Thomas Gagliano is a highly motivated and successful entrepreneur with a proven track record in small business ventures. Gagliano has also been a high profile leader in addiction and self-help therapy, developing unique methods and procedures which have helped numerous institutions and individuals in the greater New York area. His methods have been embraced by a number of institutions, including the Counseling Center in Princeton, the Chabad Chai Center in East Brunswick and St. Ambrose Parish (RC) in Old Bridge. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and has a bachelorís degree in marketing. Today he is back at school, attending Rutgers University and completing a Masters degree in social work.
Abraham J. Twerski, MD, author of Addictive Personality and numerous other books, has been referred to as "Pittsburgh's most famous psychiatrist." After serving several years as a pulpit rabbi, Dr. Twerski entered Marquette University Medical School in Milwaukee and completed his psychiatric training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He has served as medical director of psychiatry at Pittsburgh's St. Francis Hospital, and in 1972 founded the Gateway Rehabilitation Center for treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. He was the medical director of Gateway for 30 years, and is currently medical director emeritus. He is the author of numerous books on addiction, self-esteem and spirituality. Dr. Twerski collaborated with Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip, on four books. Dr. Twerski has lectured world-wide as well as in many cities in the United States.