Michael Gurian: The Stone Boys
Michael Gurian will read from his new young adult novel, The Stone Boys. A signing will follow the event.
About The Stone Boys:
When Ben Brickman and Dave McConnell learn of each other’s hidden sexual abuse trauma, they decide to confront their demons by abducting a dangerous high school bully. After their plan for revenge takes a dark and disturbing turn, the boys must grapple with good and evil and what it means to be a man. Drawn in part from the author’s personal experience as a sexual abuse survivor, The Stone Boys is a both a dramatic page-turner and a profoundly emotional read. Arriving as our society contends with a crisis of childhood sexual abuse, The Stone Boys is not only timely and courageous — but the first of its kind
About Michael Gurian:
Dr. Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty two books published in twenty three languages. He provides counseling services in private practice.Michael has been called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to bring together people’s ordinary lives and scientific ideas. Michael has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain researchinto homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. Michael has spoken for the United Nations on violence against women; provided information on boys’ and girls’ educational needs to the White House; and briefed Members of the 114th Congress on the boy crisis in America. 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.
When Ben Brickman and Dave McConnell learn of each other's hidden sexual abuse trauma, they decide to confront their demons by abducting a dangerous high school bully. After their plan for revenge takes a shocking turn, the boys must grapple with good and evil and what it means to be a man.