Shaunti Feldhahn is the best-selling author of books such as For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men, which have sold 2 million copies in 21 different languages worldwide since 2004. Best known for her innovative approach to investigating and quantifying what people "don't know that they don't know" about the opposite sex, Feldhahn hails from a background in economics and analysis rather than the more traditional route of psychology.
Feldhahn received her bachelor's degree in government and economics from The College of William and Mary in Virginia (Class of 1989); she then went on to serve on the staff of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She later attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for a Master in Public Policy, and then worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as one of the principal financial analysts on Japan during the time of the Japanese financial crisis.
Feldhahn began her career as an author after moving to Atlanta to start a family. Her background as an analyst served as a launching point for opportunities to write about eye-opening topics, leading to two spiritual fiction thrillers (The Veritas Conflict and The Lights of Tenth Street). While interviewing men to help her write The Lights on Tenth Street, which has a male protagonist, Feldhahn made a series of observations about men that compelled her to return to the non-fiction world, leading her to further research what men are thinking that women tend not to know. That became the basis for her book For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men. For Women Only attempts to provide readers with insight into the inner lives of men and the challenges they face. Feldhahn (co-authoring at various times with her husband, Jeff, and on other books with youth speakers Lisa and Eric Rice) continued the series by authoring For Men Only, For Young Women Only, For Young Men Only, and For Parents Only.
In January 2010, Feldhahn transitioned from books principally about personal relationships, and published her first book for the business market: "The Male Factor: The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace." In 2014, Feldhahn released The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages in January and the follow-up, The Good News About Marriage, in May.
A syndicated weekly newspaper columnist for six years (2003 to 2009), Feldhahn debated hot topics with another female columnist, Andy Sarvady, from opposite philosophical perspectives in the popular "Woman to Woman" column. Once appearing in 50 papers such as the Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Seattle Times, the column was a casualty of the economic downturn and newspaper crash in 2009, when many client newspapers cut back, dropped all syndicated content, or went out of business altogether.
|1999||Y2K: The Millennium Bug|
|2000||The Veritas Conflict|
|2003||The Lights of Tenth Street|
|2004||For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men|
|2006||For Women Only: Discussion Guide|
|2006||For Women Only: A Bible Study|
|2006||For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women|
|2006||For Young Women Only: What You Need to Know About How Guys Think|
|2007||For Men Only: Discussion Guide|
|2007||For Young Women Only: Discussion Journal|
|2007||For Parents Only: Getting Inside the Head of Your Kid|
|2007||For Parents Only: Discussion Guide|
|2008||For Young Men Only: A Guy's Guide to the Alien Gender|
|2010||The Male Factor: The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace|
|2014||The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages|
|2014||The Good News About Marriage|
1. Feldhahn, S. For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men. Multnomah: 2004. 192 pages.
2. www.shaunti.com (book photos from site)