San Francisco journalist Michael Castleman, M.A., has written about sexuality and sex research for 36 years. He has answered more than 10,000 sex questions for Playboy, other magazines, WebMD, and other sites. His latest sexuality book is Great Sex: The Man’s Guide to Whole-Body Sensuality (Rodale, 2008), nominated as Best Sexuality Book of the Year by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. He answers sex questions for FREE on the site he publishes, GreatSexGuidance.com.
Library Journal has called Castleman “one of the nation’s top health writers.” In addition to sexuality, he specializes in optimal health, mainstream medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, and fitness. He has written more than 1,500 articles for dozens of magazines, newspapers, and Web sites, among them: Psychology Today, the New York Times, Smithsonian, Readers Digest, Playboy, Health, Redbook, Self, Family Circle, Natural Health, and Men’s Health. He has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards.
Castleman’s 13 books include: Building Bone Vitality (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Great Sex (Rodale, paperback 2008), There’s Still a Person in There (about Alzheimer’s disease, Putnam, 2000), Nature’s Cures (Rodale, 1996), Before You Call the Doctor (Ballantine, 1992), and The Healing Herbs (Rodale, 3rd edition, 2010). His books have been selected by The Book of the Month Club and other book clubs. Nature’s Cures was nominated as a Best Health Book of the Year by the American Library Association.
Castleman is married with two grown children. He enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and American roots music festivals, notably JazzFest in New Orleans.