Leonard Sax
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Leonard Sax

Leonard Sax MD PhD graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the age of 19, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both a PhD in psychology, and an MD. He completed a 3-year residency in family practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For 19 years, Dr. Sax was a practicing family physician in Maryland, just outside Washington DC. In 2005, Doubleday published his first book Why Gender Matters; an updated edition was published in August 2017. His second book, Boys Adrift, was published in 2007; an updated edition was published in June 2016. His third book Girls on the Edge was published in 2010. His fourth book The Collapse of Parenting was published by Basic Books in December 2015 and became a New York Times bestseller.
Dr. Sax has spoken on issues of child and adolescent development not only in the United States but also in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland. He has visited more than 380 schools since 2001. He has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, New Zealand Television, and many other national and international media.
Dr. Sax now lives with his wife and daughter in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He returned to clinical practice, in Pennsylvania, in 2013. His favorite activities are hiking in the woods, and making music with his wife and daughter (he plays piano). You can reach Dr. Sax directly, or visit his Facebook page, via his web site leonardsax.com.

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    • Boys Adrift

    • The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
    • By: Leonard Sax
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Profound

    • By Sunny Blaine on 12-03-17
    • The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
    • By: Leonard Sax
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 06-27-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 320 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Collapse of Parenting

    • How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
    • By: Leonard Sax MD PhD
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667

    In The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, an acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development, identifies a key problem plaguing American children....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • solid advice

    • By ronda on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Why Gender Matters

    • What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
    • By: Leonard Sax MD PhD
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Back in 2005, the first edition of Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great and unexpected

    • By stacy lindsey on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Girls on the Edge

    • Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls
    • By: Leonard Sax M.D.
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    Psychologist and physician Leonard Sax’s work with young people reveals that girls today have an incredibly brittle sense of self....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Needs A Better Narrator

    • By Dan on 03-26-11

    Regular price: $23.07

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