Praise for The Purpose of boys
"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, It's a Boy!, and coauthor, Raising Cain
"The Purpose of Boys offers insightful solutions to the problems of so many millennial boys who are failing to launch into productive adulthood."
Judith Kleinfeld, Ph.D., director of the Boys Project and professor of psychology, University of Alaska
"There is no one who understands the development of boys better than Michael Gurian. In this insightful new book, Gurian offers useful advice about how to help boys succeed in the key challenge of today's world, finding purpose in life."
William Damon, Ph.D., professor of education, Stanford University, and author, The Path to Purpose and The Moral Child
"The Purpose of Boys provides a clear, research-based view on the significance of fully committing ourselves to the important task of raising our sons. It gives us a useful, applicable set of tools and strategies to do so."
Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., founder and director, NYU Child Study Center
"The Purpose of Boys is a wake-up call for parents, teachers, counselors, and mentors. This book assembles invaluable insights and resources, especially mentoring resources that will assist in the transition of boys to men and eventually help propel them into a purpose-driven life."
Robert Haley, former president, 100 Black Men of Atlanta
"Upon reading Michael Gurian's new book, The Purpose of Boys, I asked my eight-year-old son, Evan, what he anticipated about the future. He said, 'Being awesome.' I then asked him what he most feared about the future. He said, 'Not being awesome.' This book changed the way I think about my son and his future, and even more important, how he thinks about his future. This is a great book."
Tracey J. Shors, Ph.D., department of psychology and neuroscience, Rutgers University