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Dr Gray's Biography(Books)(Photos)

Dr Gray
Dr. Gray is the author of 16 books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (HarperCollins 1992) which USA Today reported to be "the number one best-selling book of the last decade - it is the number one relationship book of all time." USA Today also acknowledged that Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus is one of the top 10 most influential books of the last 25 years. In the past 15 years, over 40 million Mars and Venus books have been sold in over 45 languages throughout the world.

Dr. John Gray was a Certified Family Therapist for over 15 years and has been conducting personal growth seminars for over 30 years. He was the consulting editor of The Family Journal, and a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He received his doctorate in Psychology and Human Sexuality from Columbia Pacific University in 1982.

John Gray, Ph.D. helps millions of people understand, respect, and appreciate the different ways men and women communicate in both their personal and professional relationships. His latest book, Venus on Fire Mars on Ice, explores the connection between health, hormones, and relationships, focusing on the ways each gender deals with stress differently and how stress hormones complicate our ability to relate to one another. He continues to detail the important role of good nutrition and offers practical solutions for a balanced mind, healthy body, and loving relationships.

Dr. Gray has authored 16 other best-selling books: What You Feel, You Can Heal (Heart Publishing 1984), Men, Women and Relationships (Beyond Words Publishing 1993), Mars and Venus in the Bedroom (HarperCollins 1995), Mar and Venus Together Forever (Harper Perennial 1996), Mars and Venus in Love (HarperCollins 1996), Mars and Venus on a Date (Harper Collins 1997), Mars and Venus Starting Over (HarperCollins 1998), Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Book of Days (HarperCollins 1998), How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have (HarperCollins 1999), Children Are from Heaven (HarperCollins 1999), Practical Miracles for Mars and Venus (HarperCollins 2000), How to Get What You Want at Work (HarperCollins 2002), Truly Mars and Venus (HarperCollins 2003), and The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution (St. Martin's Press 2003).

John Gray's latest book, Why Mars and Venus Collide (HarperCollins 2008), reveals how men and women can improve relationships by understanding how they cope differently with stress.

With sales of close to 7 million, Dr. Gray's 1992 book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, has outsold all other hard-cover books published in America in the 1990s. Besides living atop the New York Times Bestseller list for over four years, Dr. Gray's classic book spent four years on the list of the Sunday London Times. In France, Dr. Gray's book is number one in all book categories and he is a bestseller from Sydney to Tehran, from Tel Aviv to Bejing.

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships, John Gray's unique focus is assisting men and women in understanding, respecting, and appreciating their differences. For more than 30 years, he has conducted public and private seminars for thousands of participants. In his highly acclaimed books, audiotapes, and videotapes, as well as in his seminars, Dr. Gray entertains and inspires audiences with his practical insights and easy to use communication techniques that can be immediately applied to enrich relationships and the quality of life.

John Gray is a popular speaker on the national and international lecture circuit and often appears on television and radio programs to discuss his work. He has made guest appearances on such shows as Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Live with Regis, The Early Show, The View, Politically Incorrect, Larry King Live, The Roseanne Show, CNN and Company, and many others. He has been profiled in USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, TV Guide, People, Forbes, and numerous other major publications across the United States.

Over 14 million of John Gray's books have been sold worldwide. These include: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, Mars and Venus in Love, Mars and Venus on a Date, Mars and Venus Starting Over, Mars and Venus in the Bedroom, Mars and Venus Together Forever, What Your Mother Never Told You, and Your Father Didn't Know, What You Feel You Can Heal

John's January 1999 release, How to Get What You Want, and Want What You Have: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Personal Success, is a departure from his Mars and Venus relationship-oriented books. In fact, the material was first introduced to the world as a six-part series presented by John on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1998 as part of her "Change Your Life TV" presentations. The much-awaited book entered the best-seller's list at #1 and has since sold over 750,000 copies. It is also the material behind his popular Personal Success Seminars, which John leads in cities around the United States.

Dr. John Gray's nationally syndicated column reaches 30 million readers in many newspapers, including The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, New York Daily News, New York Newsday, The Denver Post, and the San Antonio Express-News. Internationally, the columns appear in publications in England, Canada, Mexico, Korea, and in Latin American and the South Pacific.

John Gray lives with his wife and three children in Northern California.

Dr. Gray's latest book is on the topic of positive parenting, entitled Children Are from Heaven (HarperCollins, September 1999). The book offers parents much-needed guidance on meeting the different challenges of raising boys and girls, handling issues of divorce and much more.

Dr. Gray is also a nationally syndicated columnist. John Gray's Mars & Venus advice column appears weekly in such newspapers as the Los Angeles. Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New York Newsday, New York Daily News, Denver Post, Arizona Republic, the Oregonian, St. Paul Pioneer-Press, and The Palm Beach Post.

John is also a featured advice columnist in Bride's Magazine, and Parents Magazine.

John is a welcomed guest on a variety of television and radio programs, including: Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, Politically Incorrect, Larry King Live, Regis and Kathy, Roseanne, The Charles Grodin Show, and many others. Additionally, John is a frequent guest on Oprah. In 1997, his work was the focus of a two-hour ABC News special, hosted by Barbara Walters, entitled "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, But We Have To Live On Earth."

He has been profiled in USA Today, Time Magazine, TV Guide, People Magazine, New Age Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and every major newspaper, both in the U.S. and internationally. His landmark book has now been turned into a board game for singles and couples. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: the Game, produced by Mattel, was the best-selling new adult social interactive game of 1998. The game is now available on CD-ROM, for hours of fun on your home computer.

Dr. Gray is a Certified Family Therapist, Consulting Editor of The Family Journal, a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the IAMFC, a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians, a Diplomate and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a member of the American Counseling Association.