Bechtel, Stefan D. 1951-

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BECHTEL, Stefan D. 1951-

PERSONAL: Born August 27, 1951, in Wheaton, IL; son of Paul M. (a professor) and Mary (a librarian) Bechtel; married Kay Ferguson (an actor), August 5, 1981; children: Adam F., Lilly A. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, B.A., 1976; also attended Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Society of Friends (Quakers). Hobbies and other interests: Gardening, collecting art, investing, adventure travel.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—302 Park St., Charlottesville, VA 22902. Agent—Reid Boates, 60 Crooks Crossroad, Pittstown, NJ. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Triad, Greensboro, NC, executive editor, 1978-79; Burlington Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, reporter, 1979-81; Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA, associate editor, 1981-82, senior editor, 1982-85, executive editor, 1985-87, managing editor of Newsletter Group, 1986-87; freelance writer, 1988—. Guest on television and radio programs.

MEMBER: American Society of Journalists and Authors, Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Writers Club.

AWARDS, HONORS: First Place Awards, spot news category, North Carolina Press Association, 1980 and 1981, both for ongoing coverage of the murder trial of six members of the Ku Klux Klan.


(With Kit Castle) Katherine, It's Time, HarperCollins (San Francisco, CA), 1989.

The Practical Encyclopedia of Sex and Health, Rodale Press (Emmaus, PA), 1993.

(With Laurence R. Stains) Sex: A Man's Guide, Rodale Press (Emmaus, PA), 1996.

(With Laurence R. Stains) The Good Luck Book, Workman Publishing (New York, NY), 1997.

(With Laurence R. Stains) What Women Want: WhatEvery Man Needs to Know about Sex, Romance, Passion, and Pleasure, Rodale Press (Emmaus, PA), 2000.

Growing a Fortune: 12 Investment Secrets to FinancialProsperity, Sourcebooks (Naperville, IL), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Esquire, and American Way. Prevention, associate editor, 1981-82, senior editor, 1982-85; executive editor, Men's Health, 1985-87.



Publishers Weekly, April 3, 2000, review of WhatWomen Want: What Every Man Needs to Know about Sex, Romance, Passion, and Pleasure, p. 77.

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