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From Publishers Weekly
"Gurian's research is both fascinating and eye opening." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
(Nancy L Snyderman, M.D., NBC News Chief Medical Editor)
(Rev. Tim Wright, Pastor, Community of Grace Church, and author of Searching for Tom Sawyer)
"The Wonder of Aging is both a practical and spiritual journey. For those of us working to enhance men's health, the book is very welcome--it has specific sections applicable to both women and men. I highly recommend this book to anyone fifty or older, and even those of you getting close!" (Ronald K. Henry, President, The Men's Health Network)
"This book is an impressive achievement and a must read for anyone who is over fifty, caring for or caring about someone over fifty---and the rest of us who hope to reach our fifties and beyond both enlightened by modern science and touched by the magnificent grace of empathy." (William S. Pollack, PH)
Praise for Michael Gurian's work
"THE MINDS OF BOYS is a gift to parents, teachers and anyone else involved in raising or nurturing boys. It is filled with cutting edge neuroscience, yet has the warmth of a wise professional." (Daniel Amen, MD, author of Making A Good Brain Great)
"Michael Gurian is America's most passionate advocate for boys. In THE PURPOSE OF BOYS, Gurian creates a rich reading experience and a clear recipe for helping boys to find purpose in their lives." (Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of It’s a Boy! and coauthor of Raising Cain)
"The Mind of Boys is a call for a reassessment of how we educate our sons (that) is long overdue." (Washington Post Book World)
"What Could He Be Thinking is filled with illuminating specific examples." (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
"In What Could He Be Thinking Michael Gurian has completed some incredible and useful research. Gurian has answered questions of vital importance." (Chicago Tribune)
"Gurian's attention to the physiology of how girls develop is tapping into a growing field among researchers...The Wonder of Girls has won universal praise for Gurian's focus on the importance of maintaining personal connections with girls." (Chicago Sun Times)
"I was grateful to get to the advice section of The Wonder of Girls, which categorizes girls by age...wonderfully useful advice....Gurian is at his best when it comes to the nuts and bolts of rearing a daughter." (Los Angeles Times)
"In The Wonder of Girls, Michael Gurian has written an eminently sensible book." (the Daily Telegraph (London))
"The Wonder of Girls is explosive, bound to be controversial, a powder keg...Gurian raises interesting questions." (USA TODAY)
“THE WONDER OF AGING is a very important book. It is filled with practical tips, solid science and stories that will inspire and motivate you. With 11,000 people turning 60 every day, we can no longer avoid talking about aging…so we might as well embrace it with wonder.” (Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Use Your Brain to Change Your Age) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
More About the Author
As a social philosopher, he has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, workplaces, schools and public policy. A number of his ground-breaking books in child development, including THE WONDER OF BOYS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY! THE WONDER OF GIRLS and WHAT COULD HE BE THINKING? have sparked national debate. His newest work, THE MINDS OF BOYS (September 2005) provides a revolutionary new framework, based in neuro-biology, by which to understand and care for the educational needs of our sons.
Michael has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities a year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
As an educator, Michael previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University. His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.
Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio.
Michael can be reached on the worldwide web at
Top Customer Reviews
On a personal level, it has helped take the sting out of my own angst about aging.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am embracing aging, or at least trying to with the help of this book.Published 2 months ago by Memphis Minnie
There are many books on aging and spirituality. This one is excellent and I highly reccomend it.Published 3 months ago by Marsha Eger
Don't agree with everything but did find it comforting to know that I am experiencing what so many others my age are. Certainly worth the read.Published 4 months ago by MARGARET B FREEMAN
I like his positive approach.
It seems to cover too broad an age range.There's a lot of difference between 50 & 80, in all areas. Read more
If the "new" approach is to look for the spiritual, then everything old is new again (apologies to "All that Jazz"). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Candace Drimmer
A really helpful book for understanding the physological and spiritual pr.ocess of agingPublished 14 months ago by Russell Gavette
Too phylosophical about aging, had to put it down.Want to be fair and start again.Published 14 months ago by papafrita