An American writer, lecturer, and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, Dale Carnegie was born in 1888 in Maryville, Missouri. Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926) was the first collection of Carnegieâs writings. It was later entitled Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business (1932). How to Win Friends and Influence People, when published by Simon & Schuster in 1936, became an instant bestseller. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948) introduces the fundamental facts that one must know about worry and provides the perfect way to conquer it. Carnegie served in the U.S. Army during the First World War. In 1931, his first marriage ended in divorce and in 1944, he married Dorothy Price Vanderpool. Carnegie died in 1955 aged sixty-six at his home in Forest Hills, New York, and was buried in the Belton, Cass County, Missouri, cemetery.