My career as an author began in 1974.
I co-authored a book with George R. Bach titled Creative Aggression.
It was published by Doubleday and was one of several books that launched
a new direction in psychology, namely, the emphasis on authenticity,
assertiveness, assertion training, constructive confrontation and
The book was commercially and academically successful. It was an alternate
selection for the Literary Guild and the main selection for
the Psychology Today book club. Paperback rights were sold
to Avon. It had eight foreign editions, including German, Dutch, English,
Brazil, Holland, Japanese, French and Spanish. In 1981, the Los
Angeles Times Book Review named Creative Aggression as
one of the "100 Books for the Modern Person" - a list that
spanned 40 years, selecting a few books for each publication year.
Doubleday repurchased the softcover rights to Creative Aggression
when Avon's license lapsed and published a successful 1983 Anchor/Doubleday
edition. In 1988, NAL/Signet bought the paperback rights and brought
out a new edition. Creative Aggression has sold well over
a million copies and is considered a classic in modern popular psychology.
In 1976, The Hazards of Being Male was published in hardcover
by Nash Publishing in California. The book built a readership slowly.
Over the next five years it became the most widely read and referred
to book on men in this country, and in a number of European countries
as well. Hazards launched a new direction in men's consciousness
and for a number of years it was known as the bible of the men's movement.
Hazards was helped along by my 3 appearances on Donahue.
Two were in one week with an all male audience. I co-hosted a segment
on men for an entire week on Good Morning America as well.
NAL/Signet brought out Hazards in paperback in 1977 and it
went through 27 printings before going out of print a few years ago.
A 10th anniversary edition with a new introduction was published in
1987, at the time when NAL bought the license for another 10 years.
Hazards has had eleven foreign editions, including Holland,
Sweden, Germany, Norway, Israel, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Bulgaria (in
press), Korea (in press) and Turkey. Sections of the book have been
reprinted and quoted in many college textbooks, articles, seminar
manuals, etc. To date, Hazards has nearly a million copies
In 1978, I co-authored a book with Dr. Robert T. Lewis titled Money
Madness, which Wm. Morrow published in hardcover. It was a selection
of Fortune, Psychology Today, and Playboy book
clubs. NAL published it in paperback and there were four foreign editions,
including Argentina, Japan, England and Switzerland. Its content is
more relevant today in a time of money craziness than when it was
The New Male was published by Wm. Morrow in 1979. I was featured
with it on almost every major talk show and the book was widely reviewed,
including a review in The New York Times Sunday book section.
The paperback was published by NAL/Signet and has close to 400,000
in print. There are five foreign editions, including Canada, Holland,
Japan, Germany and Poland. The New Male is widely referenced
in other people's books and sections of it are regularly reprinted
Wm. Morrow, Inc., published The New Male/Female Relationship
in 1983. The book examined and explored the impact of gender on both
men and women and on their relationship with each other. A paperback
edition was published by NAL/Signet in 1984. It sold well and was
brought out in a new edition with a new cover about 8 years later.
The New Male/Female Relationship has had five foreign editions,
including England, Japan, Canada, Germany, and China. I believe that
the book describes the dynamics of male/female relationships in a
balanced and original way.
The Inner Male was published by NAL in hard- and softcover
editions in 1987 and 1988. It has had foreign editions in Germany,
Japan, Brazil and Canada.
In 1991, my book for women called What Men Really Want was
published by Penguin, U.S.A. The book has been a surprise, selling
consistently for over 10 years with 13 printings. It has sold based
on word-of-mouth, being often referred to in women's periodicals.
It had an Italian edition published in 1999 and it was also published
In June, 2007, Barricade Books published
What Men Still Don't Know About Women, Relationships, and Love.
In this book, I integrate and synthesize the key theoretical concepts
about gender and relationships that I had previously written about
with contemporary issues and concerns of men, including sections on
parenting, custody, sexual harassment, and other matters of vital
concern to the survival and well-being of men. IT has been contracted
for editions in Brazil, Greece, Czech Republic, and Korea.