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.

WRITINGS:


(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.


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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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