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December 17, 2006

RICHARD CARLSON, 45 Psychologist, author

Richard Carlson, author of the best-selling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, died Wednesday after falling ill on a flight from San Francisco to New York as part of a tour to promote his new book, Don't Get Scrooged, said a spokeswoman for HarperSanFrancisco, his publisher.

A psychologist, he advocated tackling life with good humor, positive thinking and perspective. Born and raised in the east San Francisco Bay area, he earned a bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University and a doctorate in psychology from Sierra University.

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