Ruth Mildred Barker was a musician, scholar and spiritual leader from the Alfred and Sabbathday Lake Shaker villages. A prominent and respected Shaker during her long life, she is known for her effort in preserving Shaker music. With the help of Daniel Patterson, she recorded Early Shaker Spirituals, a collection of Shaker songs. In recognition of her achievements in the field, in 1983 she received the National Heritage Fellowship, she is known for co-founding and managing The Shaker Quarterly, a magazine and journal focused on the Shakers, to which she was a regular contributor. Barker was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 3, 1897, she joined the Shakers on July 7, 1903, when her newly widowed mother placed her under the care of the Alfred village. She was placed into the Second Family, where sister Harriet Coolbroth became a mother figure for Barker. Barker was tasked with assisting the elderly sister Paulina Springer, whom she befriended. Springer taught Barker the song "Mother Has Come with Her Beautiful Song".
Springer died in 1905, on her deathbed asked Barker to always remain Shaker, which Barker promised she would do. Barker's inclination to music continued, as Coolbroth and Lucinda Taylor taught her and other girls in her care Shaker songs, Barker attempted to learn as many of these songs as she could, she claimed that it was the "vim and vigor" of Shaker song that attracted her to the faith. She belonged to a club called the "Beacon Light Circle". Barker's mother returned in 1911 to take her back home to Providence, but Barker insisted on remaining at Alfred to live as a Shaker. Seven years she signed the covenant, binding herself as a member of the Alfred community; that same year, the Second Family was closed, thus Barker relocated to Alfred's Church Family. In 1931, the Alfred community closed, Barker moved to the Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine. At Sabbathday Lake, she was placed in charge of the Girls' Order, where she formed the "Girls' Improvement Club", in which the girls and young women wrote poetry, practiced recitations, studied the Bible.
She was placed in charge of preserves and candy making – specializing in hand-dipped chocolates – at the village's store, where she sewed and knitted. She oversaw these industries until 1968. In 1950, she was made trustee of Sabbathday Lake and thus charged with running the businesses and finances for the entire village. Since the 1940s, Barker was de facto spiritual leader for the Sabbathday Lake community. Gertrude Soule, who had left and rejoined the community several times, had been appointed Eldress in 1950, felt uncomfortable with this level of Barker's influence. In 1957, she was appointed to the Parent Ministry at the Hancock Shaker Village, so relocated to that Ministry's base in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In 1971, now living at the Canterbury Shaker Village, decided not to return to Sabbathday Lake, Barker was appointed Eldress in her stead. In 1960, Theodore Johnson joined the Shakers, the following year he and Barker launched The Shaker Quarterly, a journal and magazine that published scholarly articles on theology and the Shakers, shared news from the village, advertised products produced by the community.
Barker served as business manager for the publication from its founding until 1974, contributed articles as well as the occurring newsletter column Home Notes. It was through Barker's leadership that Sabbathday Lake decided to re-open their religious meetings to public attendance, she traveled as a speaker on topics regarding the Shakers. For many years, Barker worked with historian and musicologist Daniel W. Patterson toward preserving Shaker music, she commented that "I didn't realize for a long time how important it was, it was a feeling that I got myself from the old songs, the music. It came upon me that I was keeping the tradition alive, which meant everything to me. We're just a small group, but it's something that the world needs and I'm sure it's going to pass right down through many centuries. I don't believe that it will be lost." She appeared including Early Shaker Spirituals. In recognition of her contributions to traditional Shaker song, in 1983 Barker was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Over the course of her life, she received numerous other awards as well. Barker died after battling cancer for several months. Catholic Art Association award, 1965 Maine Arts Commission award, 1971 National Heritage Fellowship, 1983 Women's Career Center award from Westbrook College, 1987 Barker, R. Mildred. Greetings to you, from the Society of American Shakers. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. OCLC 25076604. Barker, R. Mildred. Johnson, Theodore, ed. "Revelation: A Shaker Viewpoint". The Shaker Quarterly. Gloucester, Maine: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. 5: 7–17. ASIN B00073DX0O. ISSN 0582-9348. LCCN sf80001422. OCLC 65878644. Barker, R. Mildred. Poems and Prayers. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village: The Shaker Press. ASIN B0007B5KES. OCLC 894492882. Barker, R. Mildred. Sabbathday Lake Shakers: An Introduction to the Shaker Heritage. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village: The Shaker Press. ISBN 978-0915836048. OCLC 50144364. Barker, R. Mildred. Holy Land: A History of the Alfred Shakers. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village: The Shaker Press.
ISBN 978-0915836031. OCLC 21952433. Barker, R. Mildred. Early Shaker Spirituals. Supporting vocals by Ethel Peacock, Elsie McCool, Della Haskell, Marie Burgess, Frances Carr. Program notes b
Survivor: The Australian Outback
Survivor: The Australian Outback is the second season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. Filming took place at Goshen Station, on the bank of the Herbert River in northern Queensland from October 23, 2000, through December 3, 2000 premiering on January 28, 2001. Hosted by Jeff Probst, it consisted of 42 days of gameplay with 16 competitors; the sixteen contestants were separated into two tribes, named Kucha and Ogakor. When ten players remained, they merged into one tribe, named Barramundi. Tina Wesson won the season and was named the Sole Survivor, defeating Colby Donaldson by a jury vote of 4–3, it was the top-rated show of 2001, according to Nielsen Ratings with an average of 30 million viewers tuning each week. The entire season was released in DVD format on April 26, 2005. Elisabeth Filarski, now Hasselbeck, went on to host on the ABC talk show The View. Tina Wesson, Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, Alicia Calaway, Amber Brkich returned to compete in Survivor: All-Stars.
Brkich competed on The Amazing Race 7 with her fiancé and fellow Survivor alumnus Rob Mariano. Donaldson and Manthey would again return for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Michael Skupin returned for Survivor: Philippines. Wesson would again return for Survivor: Blood vs. Water along with her daughter, Katie Collins. Jeff Varner and Kimmi Kappenberg returned for Survivor: Cambodia. Varner returned for the third time in Survivor: Game Changers; the sixteen castaways were divided into two tribes of eight: Ogakor and Kucha, named after the words for "crocodile" and "kangaroo" in an Australian Aboriginal language respectively. Though Ogakor fared worse in challenges, the tribes were merged with five members apiece after Kucha member Michael fell into the campfire and suffered third-degree burns, requiring his evacuation; as a result, the vote at the first Tribal Council after the merge ended in a tie along tribal lines. Per the rules, ties were resolved based on which player had received the most votes in all previous Tribal Councils.
Ogakor's majority alliance of Colby and Tina alternated between eliminating former Kucha members and betraying former tribe-mates Jerri and Amber. The three stayed together until the end, Colby took Tina with him into the final Tribal Council. Tina's strategic plan was valued over Colby's prowess in challenges, she was awarded the title of Sole Survivor by a jury vote of 4–3. In the case of multiple tribes or castaways who win reward or immunity, they are listed in order of finish, or alphabetically where it was a team effort. Survivor: The Australian Outback is still, to this day, the highest-ranked season of the series, as it was the top-rated show for the 2000–2001 TV season, it is still the most-watched season with an overall average of 30 million viewers per episode and a 13.3/33 share in adults 18-49. It had the highest amount of premiere viewers, the second-highest amount of finale viewers and reunion viewers, behind Borneo; the Australian Outback is still well-received among the Survivor fanbase.
Host Jeff Probst ranked it as the 8th-best season, citing such memorable contestants as "Colby, the prototype for a Survivor'hero'. In 2013, both Andrea Reiher of Zap2it and Joe Reid of The Wire ranked The Australian Outback as the 3rd greatest season of the series. Since 2012, Survivor fan site "Survivor Oz" has ranked The Australian Outback in its annual polls ranking every season of the series. In the official issue of CBS Watch, commemorating the 15th anniversary of Survivor in 2015, The Australian Outback was voted by viewers as the 4th greatest season in the series. In another poll for the same magazine, Skupin's injury in the fire was voted as the #9 most memorable moment in the series. During a reward trip, contestant Colby Donaldson broke an Australian law by breaking off coral from the Great Barrier Reef which could have resulted in a fine of A$110,000; the helicopter pilot involved in the reward trip broke an Australian law as he flew over sea bird rookeries. Survivor's producer Mark Burnett apologized on behalf of Donaldson and the production team after the season had aired.
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Whiplash (2014 film)
Whiplash is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz drumming an abusive instructor. Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist co-star. Whiplash premiered in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 16, 2014, as the festival's opening film. Sony Pictures Worldwide acquired the international distribution rights; the film opened in limited release domestically in the United States and Canada on October 10, 2014 expanding to over 500 screens and closing on March 26, 2015. The film grossed $49 million on a production budget of $3.3 million. The film received widespread critical acclaim, with particular praise for Simmons's performance and Chazelle's screenplay. At the 87th Academy Awards, Whiplash won Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Supporting Actor for Simmons, was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Andrew Neiman is a first-year jazz student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York City.
He has been playing drums from a young age, he aspires to become a world-class drummer like Buddy Rich. Famed conductor Terence Fletcher invites him into his Studio Band as the alternate for core drummer Carl Tanner. Fletcher is harsh on his students; when the band rehearses the Hank Levy piece "Whiplash" and Andrew struggles to keep the tempo, Fletcher hurls a chair at him, slaps him, berates him in front of the ensemble. At a jazz competition, Carl's folder is misplaced. Carl cannot play without it, Andrew tells Fletcher that he can perform "Whiplash" from memory. After a successful performance, Fletcher promotes Andrew to core drummer. Soon after, Fletcher recruits Ryan Connolly, the core drummer from Andrew's former lower-level ensemble within the conservatory. Andrew believes Connolly is a less talented drummer than him, is infuriated when Fletcher promotes Connolly to core. Determined to impress, Andrew practices until his hands bleed, he breaks up with his girlfriend Nicole to focus on his musical ambitions.
After a grueling five-hour audition with Fletcher and the other drummers in the class, in which Fletcher kicks furniture and screams at him, Andrew earns back the core spot. On the way to another competition, the bus Andrew is riding breaks down, he rents a car, but he arrives late realizes he left his drumsticks at the rental office. He races back to retrieve them, he crawls from the wreckage, runs back to the theater, arrives on stage bloody and injured. When he struggles to play "Caravan", faltering due to his injuries, Fletcher halts the performance and dismisses Andrew. Horrified and enraged at Fletcher's extreme lack of compassion, Andrew attacks Fletcher in front of the audience, after which he is dismissed from Shaffer Conservatory. At his father's request, Andrew meets a lawyer representing the parents of Sean Casey, Fletcher's former student, in an ethics complaint against Shaffer Conservatory. Contrary to Fletcher's prior claim that Sean died in a car crash, the lawyer explains that Sean hanged himself while Fletcher's student due to the latter's emotional and physical abuse.
Sean's parents want to see Fletcher forbidden from teaching again. Andrew agrees to testify as Fletcher is fired. Months Andrew has abandoned drumming and is working in a restaurant, he discovers Fletcher performing as a pianist in a combo at a jazz club. After the performance, Fletcher invites Andrew for a drink, he explains that he pushed his students so that they might become the next Louis Armstrong or Charlie Parker. Andrew accepts Fletcher's invitation to drum with his band at the JVC Jazz Festival, he invites Nicole to the performance. On stage, just before the performance begins, Fletcher reveals that he knows Andrew testified against him, starts the concert with a piece Andrew does not know. Andrew leaves the stage humiliated, but he returns, interrupts Fletcher by playing "Caravan", cues the band; as the piece ends and the lights go down, Andrew continues his solo. Fletcher begins to guide Andrew; as the solo ends, they share Fletcher cues the finale. While attending Princeton High School, writer-director Damien Chazelle was in a "very competitive" jazz band and drew on the dread he felt in those years.
He based the conductor, Terence Fletcher, on his former band instructor but "pushed it further", adding elements of Buddy Rich and other band leaders known for their harsh treatment. Chazelle said he wrote the film "initially in frustration" while trying to get his musical La La Land off the ground. Right of Way Films and Blumhouse Productions helped Chazelle turn 15 pages of his original screenplay into a short film starring Johnny Simmons as Neiman and J. K. Simmons as Fletcher; the 18-minute short film received acclaim after debuting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, winning the short film Jury Award for fiction, which attracted investors to produce the complete version of the script. The feature-length film was financed for $3.3 million by Bold Films. In August 2013, Miles Teller signed on to star in the role originated by Johnny Simmons. Principal photography began the following month, with filming taking place throughout Los Angeles, including the Hotel Barclay, Palace Theater, the Orpheum Theatre.
Early on, Chazelle gave J. K. Simmons direction that "I want you to take it past what you think the normal limit would be," telling him: "I don't want to see a human being on-screen any more. I want to see a monster, a gargoyle, an an
Chester Holmes Aldrich
Chester Holmes Aldrich was an American architect and director of the American Academy in Rome from 1935 until his death in 1940. Holmes was a member of an old New England family, he was the third son of a merchant, Elisha Smith Aldrich, Anna Elizabeth Aldrich. He was a distant relative of Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, he graduated from Columbia University's School of Mines in 1893 with a Ph. B, he next attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He interrupted his studies at the Ecole to work with New York architects Carrère and Hastings, producing the firm's competition drawings for the New York Public Library. After he received his diploma from the Ecole in 1900, he returned to Hastings, he had earlier befriended William Adams Delano, left Carrère and Hastings in 1903 to open a practice with him. Together they are responsible for designing some of the most famous Beaux-Arts buildings in New York. S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale for the Grand Central Art Galleries; the architects' joint work is listed under William Adams Delano.
Aldrich was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He was elected to the National Academy of Design as an Associate member in 1928, made a full member in 1939. A significant collection of correspondence by Aldrich is held by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University in New York City. Aldrich was for twenty years the President of the Kips Bay Boys Club and was involved with a Staten Island home for boys that provided post hospitalization rehabilitation. Italy awarded him the Order of the Crown of Italy for his involvement with the American Red Cross Commission to Italy from 1917 to 1919. In 1935, he left Aldrich to head the American Academy in Rome, he died there on December 26, 1940. Andrews, Wayne. "Chester Holmes Aldrich." Dictionary of American Biography, Supplements 1-2: To 1940. American Council of Learned Societies, 1944-1958. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2008. Chester H. Aldrich correspondence, 1897-1963. Held by the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Brick & Cornice: Delano & Aldrich Buildings
Ruth Carol Hussey was an American actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story. Hussey was born in Providence, Rhode Island, October 30, 1911, she was known as Ruth Carol O'Rourke. Her father, George R. Hussey, died of the Spanish flu in 1918. Ten years her mother, Julia Corbett Hussey, married a family friend, William O'Rourke, who had worked at the family's mail-order silver enterprise, she grew up at 179 Ontario Street. She had an older brother, a younger sister, Betty. After obtaining her early education in Providence's public schools, Hussey studied art at Pembroke College and graduated from that institution in 1936, she never landed a role in any of the plays. She received a degree in theatre from the University of Michigan School of Drama, worked as an actress with a summer stock company in Michigan for two seasons, she attended Boston Business College and Michigan School of Drama. After working as an actress in summer stock, she returned to Providence and worked as a radio fashion commentator on a local station.
She read it on the radio each afternoon. She was encouraged by a friend to try out for acting roles at the Providence Playhouse; the theater director there turned her down. That week, she journeyed to New York City and on her first day there, she signed with a talent agent who booked her for a role in a play starting the next day back at the Providence Playhouse. In New York City, she worked for a time as a model, she landed a number of stage roles with touring companies. Dead End toured the country in 1937 and the last theater on the road trip was at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, where she was spotted on opening night by MGM talent scout Billy Grady. MGM signed her to a players contract and she made her film debut in 1937, she became a leading lady in MGM's "B" unit playing sophisticated, worldly roles. For a 1940 "A" picture role, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her turn as Elizabeth Imbrie, the cynical magazine photographer and almost-girlfriend of James Stewart's character Macaulay Connor in The Philadelphia Story.
In 1941, exhibitors voted her the third-most popular new star in Hollywood. Hussey worked with Robert Taylor in Flight Command, Robert Young in Northwest Passage and H. M. Pulham, Esq. Van Heflin in Tennessee Johnson, Ray Milland in The Uninvited, Alan Ladd in The Great Gatsby. In 1946, she starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play State of the Union, her 1949 role in Goodbye, My Fancy on Broadway caused a Billboard reviewer to write: "Miss Hussey brings a splendid aliveness and warmth to the lovely congresswoman...."She filled in for Jean Arthur in the 1955 Lux Radio Theater presentation of Shane, playing Miriam Start, alongside original film stars Alan Ladd and Van Heflin. In 1960, she co-starred in The Facts of Life with Bob Hope. Hussey was active in early television drama. On August 9, 1942, Hussey married talent agent and radio producer C. Robert "Bob" Longenecker at Mission San Antonio de Pala in north San Diego County, California. Longenecker was raised in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
They raised three children: George Robert Longenecker, John William Longenecker, Mary Elizabeth Hendrix. Following the birth of her children, Hussey focused much of her attention on family activities, in 1964, designed a family cabin in the mountain community of Lake Arrowhead, California. In 1967, she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. In 1977, she and her husband moved from their Brentwood family home to Rancho Carlsbad in Carlsbad, California, her husband died in 2002 shortly after celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Her son John Longenecker works as a film director, he won an Academy Award for producing a live-action short film The Resurrection of Broncho Billy. She was active in Catholic charities, was noted for painting in watercolors, was a lifelong Democrat although she did vote for Republican Thomas Dewey in 1944 and for Hollywood friend and former co-star Ronald Reagan in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections. Hussey died April 19, 2005, from complications from an appendectomy.
She is interred at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in California. Ruth Hussey – official website Ruth Hussey on IMDb Ruth Hussey at the Internet Broadway Database Ruth Carol Hussey at Find a Grave NY Times – Ruth Hussey, a brief biography
Marilyn Chambers was an American pornographic film actress, exotic dancer, model and vice-presidential candidate. She was known for her 1972 hardcore film debut Behind the Green Door and her 1980 pornographic film Insatiable, she ranked at No. 6 on the list of Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time by AVN, ranked as one of Playboy's Top 100 Sex Stars of the Century in 1999. Although she was known for her adult film work, she made a successful transition to mainstream projects and has been called "porn's most famous crossover". Born Marilyn Ann Briggs in Providence, Rhode Island, Chambers was raised in Westport, Connecticut, in a middle-class household, it is reported that she was born in Westport. Her father was in advertising and her mother was a nurse, she was the youngest of three children, including a brother, Bill Briggs, a sister, Jann Smith. Chambers attended Burr Farms Elementary School, Hillspoint Elementary School, Long Lots Junior High School, Staples High School, her father tried citing brutal competition.
"Ever since I was a little kid, I've always wanted to be an actress," Chambers said in 1997. "I was always a junior Olympic diver, a junior Olympic gymnast. My mother always told me I was a show-off"."When I was about 16 I learned how to write my mother’s name on notes to get out of school", she said. "And I'd take the train into the city to go to auditions". While in high school she landed some modeling assignments and a small role in the film The Owl and the Pussycat and in which Chambers was credited as Evelyn Lang. During her early career as a model, her most prominent job was as the "Ivory Soap girl" on the Ivory Snow soap flake box, posing as a mother holding a baby under the tag line "99 & 44/100% pure". Upon the release of The Owl and the Pussycat, Chambers was sent to Los Angeles and San Francisco on a promotional tour. After that she did not receive any roles except for a low-budget film, writer-director-producer Sean S. Cunningham's Together, in which she appeared nude. In 1970, she moved from Westport to San Francisco, where she held several jobs that included topless model and bottomless dancer.
"I moved to San Francisco thinking it was the entertainment capital of the world, which indeed, it is not," she said. Chambers sought work in dance groups in San Francisco to no avail. In 1972 she saw an advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle for a casting call for what was billed as a "major motion picture", she rushed to the audition only to find it was for a pornographic film, to be called Behind the Green Door. She was about to leave when producers Artie and Jim Mitchell noticed her resemblance to Cybill Shepherd, they told her the film's plot. Chambers was dubious about accepting a role in a pornographic film, fearing it might ruin her chances at breaking into the mainstream, but she was turned on by the fantasy of the story and decided to take a chance, under the condition that she receive a hefty salary and 10 percent of the film's gross. She insisted that each actor get tested for venereal disease; the Mitchell Brothers balked at her request for a percentage of the film's profits, but agreed, realizing the film needed a wholesome blonde actress.
The film told the story of a wealthy San Francisco socialite, Gloria Saunders, taken against her will to an elite North Beach sex club and loved as she's never been loved before. Unusually, Chambers does not have a single word of dialogue in the entire film. After engaging in lesbian sex with a group of six women, she has sex with the African-American Johnnie Keyes; this makes Behind the Green Door the first U. S. feature-length hardcore film to include an interracial sex scene. The porn industry and viewing public were shocked by the then-taboo spectacle of a white woman having sex with a black man; the scene with Keyes is followed by Chambers mounting a trapeze contraption suspended from the ceiling. She engages in vaginal intercourse with one man as she performs oral sex on another and masturbates two others. "Each sequence was a surprise to me", she said in 1987. "They never told me. I just did it as it happened, it worked. I've always been sexed. Oh, my God, I love it! Insatiable is the right word for me".
After filming concluded, she informed the Mitchell Brothers that she was "the Ivory Snow Girl". Although she said at the time the film would help "sell a lot more soap", Procter & Gamble dropped her after discovering her double life as an adult-film actress, the advertising industry was scandalized; the fact that Chambers' image was so well known from Ivory Snow boosted the film's ticket sales, led to several jokes on television talk shows. Nearly every adult film she made following this incident featured a cameo of her Ivory Snow box. Chambers was unknown prior to Behind the Green Door. Green Door, along with Deep Throat, released the same year, The Devil in Miss Jones, ushered in what is known as the porno chic era. Critics have since debated whether she was having orgasms in her scenes or just acting. Following Behind the Green Door, the Mitchell Brothers and Chambers teamed up for Resurrection of Eve, released in September 1973. Although not the runaway blockbuster that Green Door was, Eve was a hit and a well-received entry into the porno chic market.
It helped set Chambers apart from her contemporar
Dr. Scott David Haltzman is an American psychiatrist, relationship counselor, author, he is known for his work in support of marriage and husbands. Haltzman is the author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever, The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less, The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment, The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity. Haltzman’s interest in the nature of the married relationship grows from observations made over years of his providing individual and couple’s therapy, his research focuses on seeking out data to better help understand the relationship patterns of husbands and wives, the techniques individuals use to advance the institution of marriage. Haltzman is the son of Jay Haltzman, the President of the Paint-n-Paper stores in Allentown and the late Delores Haltzman, the former President and Artistic Director of the Repertory Dance Theater and the Dolly Haltzman School of Dance in Allentown.
He has a sister. Haltzman's inquisitive mind was in evidence at an early age. Haltzman graduated from Emmaus High School in Emmaus and received his bachelor's degree in English and Biology from Brown University in 1982, he received his M. D. degree from Brown Medical School in 1985. He was a Fellow in Psychiatry at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Haltzman is board certified in psychiatry, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Haltzman is the Medical Director of Northern Rhode Island Community Services, a mental health and substance-abuse treatment center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown Medical School, he has an active private practice, with a focus on marriage counseling for individuals and couples. In addition, he is a presenter at the annual Smart Marriages Conference. Haltzman spends one day of his week working with clients for SSTAR, a Drug and Alcohol / Mental Health Facility in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Haltzman is the author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever, Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons, 2006. The book outlines eight simple strategies to create a better marriage. Publishers Weekly reviewed the book and wrote that the suggestions "will no doubt prove helpful to many men struggling to build a happy marriage." Psychology Today wrote: "Lively and entertaining, this broad guidebook provides Haltzman's insights." And Library Journal commented: "Haltzman writes guy with anecdotes and humor. While it may be a challenge to get men to check out this book, it is recommended for all libraries." On Valentine's Day 2006, columnist John Tierney wrote a New York Times editorial echoing advice from Haltzman's book. After Tierney's editorial, The Secrets of Happily Married Men rose to Amazon.com's list of top 100 sellers in books. The book was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the "Six Books for a Better You in 2006."In January 2008 Haltzman came out with The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less, Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons, which he co-authored with Theresa Foy DiGeronimo.
Ladies First magazine, reviewing the book, wrote "this delightful... humorous and entertaining book is a must-read for savvy brides-to-be."Haltzman followed that with the July 2009 release of The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment, Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons. Using the format of his prior two books, Haltzman published the findings of a survey of 1,266 individuals and determined the factors that led to families being happy. Library Journal's review stated: "An authoritative book on a timely subject for mental-health professionals and parents looking to strengthen familial bonds."He is the author of The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Publishers Weekly, in reviewing it, wrote: "This vital guide from marriage and infidelity expert Haltzman... contains cogent advice for anyone in a troubled relationship."Haltzman founded the websites www.secretsofmarriedmen.com and www.365Reasons.com. Haltzman has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Tucker, has been cited in media on a number of occasions.
In 2007 Haltzman was honored by the Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties as one of 19 "Men who Make a Difference." Haltzman married Susan Haltzman in 1988. They reside in Rhode Island. Redbook Magazine bio 365reasons.com. "Susan Reynolds Hayum Weds Dr. Scott Haltzman," The New York Times, March 20, 1988. "How to win your wife’s heart forever", by Scott Haltzman, FamilyMinistries.org, January 2005. "Making Marriage Work. "Med School prof speaks out on relationships.