I am a multimedia icon in the conservative movement, heard by millions of listeners a week across the United States. I am also the author of 25 books, including four New York Times best-sellers. In 2007, my media presence and profile earned me the coveted “Freedom of Speech Award” from Talkers Magazine. My passion to discuss the truth about liberalism, borders, language and culture, and my unparalleled stand for America’s families, has made me the most important figure in the fight for free speech and ideals in America today. I am the only member of the U.S. media ever blacklisted and banned from a Western nation. My ban from visiting Britain in June 2009 has made me the “poster child” for free speech, not only for Americans concerned about the cultural shift towards totalitarianism and their rights to freedom of expression, but for people around the globe. In mid-2009, this worldwide media attention concerning the ban resulted in a New Yorker magazine profile of me. My first novel, “Abuse of Power,” became a New York Times best-seller in September. My new book is “Train Tracks” a collection of family stories for the holidays. The thriller is a fictionalized account of being banned from Britain and hunted by overbearing governments. I hold a master’s degree in medical botany and a second in medical anthropology. Additionally, I earned my PhD. from the University of California at Berkeley in epidemiology and nutrition sciences. I am an ardent conservationist, am dedicated to my family and am a proud patriot of my country.