Gunn, Harry E. "Bud" 1930- (Harry E. Gunn)

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Gunn, Harry E. "Bud" 1930- (Harry E. Gunn)


Born January 3, 1930, in Harvey, IL; son of Harry E. (a metal manufacturing manager) and Irma (a homemaker) Gunn; married February 29, 1966; wife's name Violet C. (an advertising agency employee); children: Buddy S., William L. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Beloit College, B.A., 1952; Purdue University, M.S., 1955; Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D., 1961. Politics: Independent. Religion: Unitarian-Universalist. Hobbies and other interests: Golf, children's books.


Home—Dyer, IN. Office—Mid-America, 8300 S. Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46411. Agent—Betram Linder, P.O. Box 352, Wantaugh, NY 11793. E-mail—[email protected].


Clinical psychologist and forensic psychologist, 1961—. Member of local village appeals board, 1971-79.


Olympia Fields Country Club.


How to Play Golf with Your Wife—and Survive, Greatlakes Living Press (Matteson, IL), 1976.

(With Earl Stewart, Jr.) Left Hander's Golf Book, Greatlakes Living Press (Matteson, IL), 1976.

(With Earl Stewart, Jr.) Golf Begins at Forty, photographs by Patrick K. Snook, Greatlakes Living Press (Matteson, IL), 1977.

Manipulation by Guilt: How to Avoid It, Greatlakes Living Press (Waukegan, IL), 1978.

(Under name Harry E. Gunn; with wife, Violet C. Gunn) The Test Yourself Book, Chicago Review Press (Chicago, IL), 1980.

(Under name Harry E. Gunn; Violet C. Gunn) The Test for Success Book, Chicago Review Press (Chicago, IL), 1982.

Investment Euphoria and Money Madness: The Inner Workings of the Psychology of Investing—for Financial Advisors and Their Clients, AMACOM (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Jaswinder Singh) Minority Report: How African Americans and Hispanics Can Increase Their Test Scores, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2004.

Also author of journal articles.


Harry E. "Bud" Gunn told CA: "My writing process occurs in a passive, receptive state as ideas come to me automatically. I try not to search, and I allow my thoughts to come to me and direct me. Ideas influence my work and the pursuit of new experiences. My hobbies and fun activities have helped direct me, as did my work as a clinical psychologist. One can learn a great deal from listening to others.

"Writing facilitates a free exchange of ideas. It provides an opportunity for people to learn from one another and use our imagination. Writing also helps us critique our own ideas, as we see them presented right in front of us."