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Richard Woods - Born and raised in Queens, NY, I grew up in a middle class household. Since I can remember my mouth has gotten me into trouble.I went to Catholic school, so whenever I voiced an opinion that didn't coincide with their dogmatic posture on life, death, eternity or morality, it would inevitably earn me detention and notes home to my parents. But I had questions...ideas... and thoughts... and when most people my age were being taught to conform, I was challenging conventional wisdom. It would have been much easier for me if I had just learned to keep my trap shut. As I grew older, I found that experience and education accord credibility.
Today as a writer,blogger,speaker and talk-show host, my goal is to deliver a unique perspective exposing the lies of traditional wisdom and encourage honest introspection. Because of my real-life blue collar experience, I lived on both sides of the relationship, religious and political fences. I have developed the "UnLearn" brand name in order to contradict some of the socio/political inequities I see occurring every day through News Media, Religious Institutions, and the Self Help Business.
Years ago, I attempted to adhere to "traditional" thought regarding matrimony, I found myself in a similar marital arrangement that many of my friends were in, which is to say, we were all miserable. Mercifully my first wife and I ended it in time to be able to move on with our lives. Not one to repeat my mistakes, I rethought my approach to relationships, and vowed that if I ever did marry again, things would be different.
Presently, My wife Jane and I are in an amazing marriage. Through my latest book "Unlearn Vanilla Marriage", I want to share some insights on the journey of realization that brought us to this great life. This is not a "typical" relationship book. It makes rational determinations based on authenticity, many of which the average reader will either find uncomfortable, or be offended at. But I go where the facts lead me, and if that offends, so be it. Sometimes, the truth can hurt. This book is specifically about how people conduct themselves in committed relationships, it touches on other social issues simply because marriage is a social institution.
Be sure that there are more "UnLearn" books to follow that will address a variety of topics.