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Ralph Keyes


BSR Contributor Since July 21, 2007

Ralph Keyes, Antioch Class of 1967, is author of 14 books, including The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life (St. Martin's, 2004) and, most recently, The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When (St. Martin's, 2006). Visit his website at www.ralphkeyes.com.

Ralph Keyes is the author of fourteen books. His bestseller Is There Life After High School? was made into a Broadway musical that is still produced in this country and abroad. Chancing It was a New York Times “Notable Book.” Timelock was selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and excerpted in Reader’s Digest. John Jakes called The Courage to Write “one of the two or three best books on writing I’ve ever read.”

Keyes has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, The "Today" Show, The "Tonight" Show, "ABC World News Tonight" and twice on "20/20." On National Public Radio he’s been interviewed by Susan Stamberg, Robert Siegel, Noah Adams, Neal Conan, and Terry Gross (on "Fresh Air, All Things Considered" and "Talk of the Nation"). Keyes was one of Bob Edwards's first guests on The Bob Edwards Show on XM Radio. People Magazine has featured Keyes twice. His own articles have been published by magazines such as Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Self, GQ, Newsweek, Parade, Sports Illustrated, Car and Driver, Harper’s, and Human Behavior. An article he co-authored won the McKinsey Award for Best Article of the Year in the Harvard Business Review.

After graduating from Antioch College in 1967, Keyes studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1968 to 1970 he was Assistant to the Publisher of Long Island’s Newsday. Following a decade spent as a Fellow of the Center for Studies of the Person in La Jolla, California, Keyes did free-lance writing and lecturing in the Philadelphia area. He now lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio with his wife Muriel. There, Keyes writes, lectures, and is a trustee of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop. As a speaker, Keyes has addressed a wide range of audiences, including corporate groups, professional gatherings, and educational programs. He belongs to the Authors Guild, and is a Fellow of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute. Keyes is listed in Contemporary Authors, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.

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Demise of Antioch College

Once a haven for free inquiry, Antioch College deteriorated into a wary, secretive and suspicious parody of political correctness. To an alum who loved his alma mater, watching its demise firsthand was a painful experience.
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