Michael Gurian

Michael Gurian

Michael Gurian is an American author and social philosopher. He was trained as a family therapist and went on to become a corporate consultant. He has published over twenty-one books several of which were New York Times bestsellers.

Gurian taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University. He was the founder of the Gurian Institute, which trains professionals who deal with the developmental aspects of childhood. His work tends to focus on gender differences.

Selected works

  • (1996) The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men Putnam, New York, ISBN 0-87477-831-X
  • (1999) A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men Putnam, New York, ISBN 0-87477-969-3
  • with Patricia Henley and Terry Trueman (2001) Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, ISBN 0-7879-5343-1
  • (2002) The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters Pocket Books, New York. ISBN 0-7434-1702-X
  • (2003) What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works St. Martin's Press, New York, ISBN 0-312-31148-6
  • (2004) The Wonder of Children: Nurturing the Souls of Our Sons and Daughters Atria Books, New York. ISBN 0-7434-1705-4
  • with Kathy Stevens (2005) The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, ISBN 0-7879-7761-6

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