Warren Farrell, PhD.
Dr. Warren Farrell began his research on gender issues in the â60s.Â His first book, The Liberated Man, was published in 1974.Â It was from the womenâs perspective and the feminist perspective.Â By the â80s, he began noticing that men were feeling misrepresented, and his award-winning national best-seller, Why Men Are The Way They Are, was written to answer womenâs questions about men in a way that rings true for men.Â The New York Post calls it “the most important book ever written about love, sex, and intimacy.”
By the â90s, Dr. Farrell felt the misunderstandings about men had deepened and become dangerous to the survival of families and love.Â He confronted the misunderstandings head-on with the award-winning The Myth of Male Power, a book the The Library Journal ranked as âbetter than Robert Blyâs Iron John or any of Betty Freidanâs works.âÂ (His books are published in over 50 countries in 13 languages.)
By the turn of the century Dr. Farrell wanted to provide the sexes with the tools to communicate– in particular to hear personal criticism from a loved one, especially when given badly. That was the take-off point for Women Canât Hear What Men Donât Say, a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. By 2001 Dr. Farrell completed research he had been working on for 13 years on the conditions under which children of divorce are most likely to be raised successfully. That book, Father and Child Reunion , has renewed the commitment of many dads to be with their children, and its research has helped judges understand the importance of dads.
Dr. Farrellâs most recent research is published as Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do About It. It documents the 25 differences between men and womenâs work-life decisions. It was chosen by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top four âgreat career books to be read in 2006.â
Warren has appeared on over 1000 TV and radio shows, and been interviewed frequently by Oprah and Barbara, and by Larry King and Peter Jennings. He has been featured repeatedly on 20/20 and in The New York Times, in People and on Real People, in men’s journals and The Wall Street Journal, and on the Today Show, the Tomorrow Show, and even To Tell The Truth.
Warren Farrellâs understanding of both sexes is symbolized by his being, on the one hand, on the boards of four national menâs organizations, and on the other hand, being the only man in the US to be elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women in New York City.Â Similarly, he has started over 600 men’s and women’s groups, and over 200,000 women and men have attended his workshops worldwide. He is the only person chosen to speak at both of former California Governor Wilsonâs 1995 conferences â his Conference on Men and his Conference on Women.
President Johnson chose Dr. Farrell as one of the outstanding young educators in the United States.Â (The man’s been around for awhile!)Â He has taught political science, psychology, womenâs studies and sociology, and most recently taught at the School of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Farrell has been chosen by the International Biographic Centre of London as one of the Worldâs 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 20th Century and, in quite a different take, chosen by the Financial Times as one of the worlds top 100 Thought Leaders.
Heâs in Whoâs Who in America and Whoâs Who in the World, but his best moments are at home in Mill Valley, California (with his wife, Liz and their two teenage daughters).