His grandparents were all Russian Jewish immigrants. Jeanette was the inspiration for the character Edith Bunker, and Herman was the all-time inspiration to Norman creating the character Archie Bunker. Lear has often described his father as a "bigot" and someone who was into "get rich quick schemes.
The two men wrote books together, notably Faith Is the Answer: The book was written in alternating chapters, with Blanton writing one chapter, then Peale. Blanton espoused no particular religious point of view in his chapters. In this clinic of psychotherapy and religion grew into the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry, with Peale serving as president and Blanton as executive director.
Blanton did not allow Peale to use his name in The Power of Positive Thinking and declined to defend Peale publicly when he came under criticism. As scholar Donald Meyer describes it: This was not exactly so. Under sponsorship of the National Council of Churches he moved into television when the new medium arrived.
In the meantime he had begun to edit the magazine Guideposts and to write books. His sermons were mailed monthly. WatsonPresident and Founder of IBM to form the first board of 40Plusan organization that helps unemployed managers and executives.
Peale was a prolific writer; The Power of Positive Thinking is by far his most widely read work. First published init stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for  consecutive weeks, and according to the publisher, Simon and Schuster, the book has sold around 5 million copies.
The fact that the book has sold 5 million copies is printed on the cover of the current edition in both paperback and hard cover, and directly contradicts exaggerated claims that the book has sold more than 20 million copies   in 42 languages.
This organization aims to recognize and honor Americans who have been successful in spite of difficult circumstances.
In he officiated at the wedding of Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower. He continued calling at the White House throughout the Watergate crisissaying "Christ didn't shy away from people in trouble. Hard to substantiate[ edit ] One major criticism of The Power of Positive Thinking is that the book is full of anecdotes that are hard to substantiate.
Almost all of the experts and many of the testimonials that Peale quotes as supporting his philosophy are unnamed, unknown and unsourced. Examples include a "famous psychologist", : Similar scientific studies of questionable validity are also cited.
Murphy exclaimed, "All this advertising is vindicated as it were, by a strict cleaving to the side of part truth," and referred to the work and the quoted material as "implausible and woodenly pious". One author called Peale's book "The Bible of American autohypnotism".
Murphy writes "Self knowledge, in Mr. Peale's understanding is unequivocally bad: Murphy describes Peale's understanding of the mind as inaccurate, "without depth", and his description of the workings of the mind and the unconscious as deceptively simplistic and false: If the unconscious of man So does the reliance on self-hypnosis, which is the cornerstone of Mr.
Ellis has documented in several books the many individuals he has treated who suffered mental breakdowns from following Peale's teachings. Ellis' writings repeatedly warn the public not to follow the Peale message.
Ellis contends the Peale approach is dangerous, distorted, unrealistic. He compares the black or white view of life that Peale teaches to a psychological disorder borderline personality disorderperhaps implying that dangerous mental habits which he sees in the disorder may be brought on by following the teaching.
Peale's views are critically reviewed in a article by psychiatrist R. Murphy, published in The Nation, titled "Think Right: With saccharine terrorism, Mr.
Peale refuses to allow his followers to hear, speak or see any evil.
For him real human suffering does not exist; there is no such thing as murderous rage, suicidal despair, cruelty, lust, greed, mass poverty, or illiteracy.
All these things he would dismiss as trivial mental processes which will evaporate if thoughts are simply turned into more cheerful channels. This attitude is so unpleasant it bears some search for its real meaning.Norman Pearl has 20 books on Goodreads with ratings.
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He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a middle.