Dr. Blanton earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966 when he was 25 years old. His first book, Radical Honesty: How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth, became a nation-wide bestseller in 1996 and has been translated into nine languages. That success was followed by books that applied the principles of Radical Honesty to personal growth, social transformation and parenting.
He spent 25 years in the private practice of psychotherapy, becoming the Director of The Center for Well Being in Washington, D.C., where he worked with individuals, couples, and groups. He also served as a consultant to corporations, government and the media.
In 1990 he moved to central Virginia and founded Radical Honesty Enterprises, a private corporation dedicated to promoting honesty in the world and The Center for Radical Honesty, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the same cause. Politically active from his days in the civil rights movement to the present, Dr. Blanton now lives in Stanley, Virginia, where he spends his time writing, coaching clients, farming, community organizing and conducting seminars.