Saving Our Sons
by Michael Gurian
"(Michael Gurian) convincingly illustrates . . . the peculiar pain and potential loneliness of
being a boy in America today."
From the back cover:
Boys and their communities are challenged today in ways they have not been before. Dr. Michael Gurian has studied and served children and their families for thirty years. His The Wonder of Boys (1996), is credited with sparking the "boys’ movement." In Saving Our Sons, he features the latest research in male emotional intelligence, male motivation development, neurotoxicity and the male brain, and electronics and videogame use. Linking practical solutions with strategic new policies based on twenty years of field work through the Gurian Institute, Dr. Gurian provides a seven-stage model for the journey to manhood in the new millennium.
Moving effortlessly between the practical and the political, Dr. Gurian also tackles social and cultural issues facing our sons. Two of the book’s chapters provide readers with successful ways to challenge governmental and academic institutions, as well as the media, to see boys fully and fairly. In its eight chapters, Saving Our Sons is a unique combination of powerful writing, new research, practical strategies, and passionate social advocacy that helps our nation act on behalf of boys and young men—one home, one school, and one community at a time.
Praise for Saving Our Sons:
"Michael Gurian is a leading-edge teacher with the rare ability to combine the personal, the practical, and the political in very accessible and powerful form. In Saving Our Sons, he has written a real page-turner. This is a very important book." -Daniel Amen, M.D., Author of Unleashing the Power of the Female Brain and The Brain Warrior's Way "Saving Our Sons is an immensely powerful mirror into the state of boyhood. This is a must read for everyone in America and indeed the world who cares about and is caring for boys."
--Troy Kemp, Executive Director of The National Center for the Development of Boys
MICHAEL GURIAN is widely considered one of America's leading advocates for boys. He has briefed members of the 114th Congress on the boy crisis in America, provided information on boys' educational needs to two White Houses, and written thirty-two books, including two previous novels and the bestselling The Wonder of Boys, The Minds of Boys, and a young adult novel The Stone Boys.