". . . Jacobson's compassion, wisdom, and boldness connects to the shy reader. Singles . . . will gather courage to make new attachments." -- Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in psychiatry and chief of the Division of Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at Columbia University
"The Shy Single
is required reading for anybody navigating the difficult terrain of meeting and dating in these challenging times." -- Linda Carter, Ph.D., director of the Family Studies Program at New York University Child Study Center
"Dr. Jacobson offers the shy single a sensitive, thoughtful, and practical approach to breaking out of the shell of shyness." -- Bonnie Maslin, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Picking Your Battles: Winning Strategies for Raising Well-Behaved Kids
"Jacobson offers clear, concise, and, most important, realistic dating advice for shy singles of all ages . . ." -- Bernardo J. Carducci, Ph.D., director of the Shyness Research Institute, professor of psychology at Indiana University Southeast, and author of The Shyness Breakthrough
"[Dr. Jacobson's] approach is eminently practical and potentially beneficial for all who struggle with shyness . . . accessible to everyone." -- Harold S. Bernard, Ph.D., president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine
About the Author
Dr. Bonnie Jacobson is a spokesperson for the American Psychological Association, an adjunct professor of applied psychology at New York University, and the director of the New York Institute for Psychological Change. In private practice for over 30 years, she has been conducting shyness workshops for singles for more than a decade. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Sandra J. Gordon is a formerly shy single who writes frequently about health for such magazines as Fitness, Woman's Day, More, Child, and Parents. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughters.