Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice, and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books. Growing from his work with families and couples, he cofounded the Gurian Institute, a training and research organization, in 1996. He frequently speaks at conferences and seminars and consults with corporations, physicians, schools, and other professionals. Gurian has been called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to combine cutting-edge science with people’s everyday lives. He lives in Washington State with his wife, Gail, of twenty nine years and is the proud father of two grown daughters.