My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound

There is one problem surpassing all others in its impact on men, women, and society: the family father wound. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic. My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound is the first book to address its impact on men and women through the personal experiences of a world-renowned expert on men’s health, Jed Diamond, Ph.D.. More
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About Jed Diamond

Jed Diamond, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well.

Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network.

He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health.

Diamond has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 44 years and is the author of eight books including the international best-selling Male Menopause and Surviving Male Menopause that have thus far been translated into 22 foreign languages and The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression, which is also developing a world-wide readership.

His most recent book, Mr. Mean: Saving Yourself and Rescuing Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome is now available on Smashwords.

Other Publications include:


Inside Out: Becoming My Own Man, Fifth Wave Press, (1983).

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places: Overcoming Romantic and Sexual Addictions G.P. Putnams, (1988).

The Warrior's Journey Home: Healing Men, Healing the Planet, New Harbinger, (1994).

Male Menopause Sourcebooks, (1997).

Surviving Male Menopause, Sourcebooks (1999).

The Whole Man Program: Reinvigorating Your Body, Mind, and Spirit After 40,
John Wiley & Sons, (2002).

The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression, Rodale, (2004).

Male vs. Female Depression: Why Men Act Out and Women Act In, Verlag, (2009).

Book Chapters

“Male Menopause,” in the Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities, ABC-Clio Press, 2006.

"25 Years in the Men's Movement," in The Politics of Manhood, Temple University Press, 1995.

"The Myth of the Dangerous Dad," in The Best Man, Mandala Publications, 1992.

"Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places," in Feminist Perspectives on Treating
Addictions, Springer Publishing, 1991.

"Counseling the Male Substance Abuser" in the Handbook of Counseling & Psychotherapy with Men, Sage Publications, 1987.

"About Our Sexuality" in Men Freeing Men, New Atlantis Press, 1985.

Booklets published by Fifth Wave Press (Jed Diamond’s publishing company)

Beyond Drug Wars: Toward a Peaceful Solution for Ending Drug Abuse in

The Adrenaline Addict: Hooked on Danger and Excitement

Love Addictions: For Women--A Feminist Perspective

Fatal Attractions: Understanding Sex, Romance, and Relationship Addictions

Healing Male Co-Dependency: From Isolation and Rage to Intimacy and Joy

Sex & Love Addiction and Chemical Dependency: The Hidden Connection

When Men Stopped Being Warriors and Became Killers: The Origin of Addictions

Cowboys, Killers, Wimps, and Sex Addicts: Growing Up Male in America

The Lazy Person's Guide to Relationships.

Diamond has also written numerous booklets, e-booklets, audio, and video programs.

He has taught classes at U.C. Berkeley, U.C.L.A., J.F.K. University, Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, and other centers of education throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

His PhD dissertation, Gender and Depression, broke new ground in creating a better evaluation system for diagnosing and treating depression in men and women.

He lives with his wife, Carlin, on Shimmins Ridge, above Bloody Run Creek, in Northern California. They are proud parents of five grown children and eleven grandchildren.

To receive a copy of his free e-newsletter, visit Jed at his websites.

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Mailing Address: Box 442, Willits, California, 95490

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