Claude Steiner, the author of Scripts People Live, was born in Paris in 1935. He spent his childhood in Spain and Mexico, before immigrating to the United States in 1952. In 1957 he met Eric Berne, who encouraged him to attend the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Among his other books are Games Alcoholics Play, Achieving Emotional Literacy, and the children’s book, The Warm Fuzzy Tale. He currently divides his time between his homes in Mendocino County and Berkeley, where he continues his practice as a psychotherapist.