'Erroneous Zones' author, self-help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies

'Erroneous Zones' author, self-help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wayne W. Dyer, who became a pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life," has died at age 75.

Dyer's family says the popular public speaker and author of more than 40 books died Saturday at his home in Hawaii.

No cause was given.

Before publishing "Your Erroneous Zones," Dyer had earned a doctorate in counseling from Michigan's Wayne State University and taught at St. John's University in New York.

He would later say his work as a teacher and clinical psychologist inspired his first book, in which he exhorted others to have the courage to stop worrying and seek out happiness in their lives.

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