Mark Gerzon's role as chronicler of the postwar generation's journey began with his 1969 best-seller, The Whole World Is Watching. Designated the "weathervane of the baby-boom generation" by the Boston Globe , he is also the author of A Childhood for Every Child, A Choice of Heroes, and A House Divided: Six Belief Systems Struggling for America's Soul. He leads midlife workshops nationwide with his wife, Shelley Kessler.
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Turning Your Crisis into a Quest
Based on interviews with a wide variety of men and women and research on the literature of adult development, Mark Gerzon answers the question, "Is it possible that human beings experience a profound metamorphosis in midlife?" with a resounding "yes."… Read More
Called the “weathervane of the baby-boom generation” by the Boston Globe, Mark Gerzon has been a chronicler of both the political and personal dimensions of the past forty years, a keen observer of the unique challenges of contemporary adult development. One of the distinguishing features of his writing is his commitment to move seamlessly from the most intimate, private parts of life to the collective, public crises of the time.
In addition to his writing, Gerzon is one of the primary architects of the field of global leadership. He is currently serving as United Nations Development Programme adviser on leadership in conflict-torn countries in Africa and Asia. He is best known in the United States for his design and facilitation of the Bipartisan Congressional Retreats, and has spent the past fifteen years facilitating a wide range of Democratic-Republican dialogues.