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The Immature Male Handbook


Companion to ON HOLD: The MYTH of Male Maturity, and stand-alone book

If you’re a man, you know it’s true.  If you’re a woman, you KNOW it’s true.  But is it so bad?  Nope.  It’s what keeps us from becoming, well, maybe we became that anyway, but it’s the better part of us, and we can all benefit from a little fun.  Not taking ourselves too seriously.  The Immature Male Handbook suggests why, shows how, tells when, and presents the rules, so we can break them.  Yes, women can break them too.



Gary Young’s theatrical plays deal with social issues and  have been produced and performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, and venues throughout the US and Europe.

In the 1980’s, he worked with Jean Kennedy Smith as one of the coordinators for the National Very Special Arts Festival, and with his own company, he has produced festivals and written successful grant proposals to fund programs for, by, and with disabled populations and the underprivileged.

His touring programs throughout the United States have been co-supported by the former HEW (now HHS), National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Mobil Oil, US Airways, and private foundations.

Gary and his wife, Kathy, have co-authored Loss and Found: Surviving the Loss of a Young Partner, also presenting seminars and support groups throughout the United States.

His play, Interruptions – A life, a death, pizza, dancing and Murphy’s Law, premiered at the Kennedy Center, with its West Coast premier in Los Angeles, June through September, 2000, at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood.

His ON HOLD: The MYTH of Male Maturity, premiered in England, and will have its Los Angeles premier in the near future.

Gary serves as President of the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, Executive Director of the Lifetime Achievement Foundation, President of the Independent Writers of Southern California, and Vice-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.

He is a member of the Book Publicists of Southern California, the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Dramatists Guild, and Theatre Communcations Group.


Within these pages, you will find a true example of  a person with ADD.

This is an eclectic mix of original plays, short stories, novels,
monologues, and self-help books.

The plays and monologues are available for perusal and rent,
for regional theatre, community theatre, or schools.
The monologues are especially good for schools.

I am also an actor, director, and teacher, so you can
contact me if you need a little help or counseling with the plays.

The books and stories are available for perusal and purchase.

I am also available to help you with writing and publishing questions.

The one-person show, ON HOLD: The MYTH of Male Maturity
will have its west coast premier soon –
the word “soon” being a relative term, maybe “soonish” is a better word.

I hope you find something here that touches you.


Gary Young

Executive Director, Lifetime Achievement Foundation (
President, Publishers Association of Los Angeles (
Director of Professional Development, Independent Writers of Southern California (
Vice-Chair, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (
Member: Dramatists Guild of America (
Member: Book Publicists of Southern California (
Member: Theatre Communications Group (
Member: Independent Book Publishers Association (

If you have any questions,
please contact me at info@garyyoungunlimited dot com
(This is not a hyperlink.  You must type the address on your mail program)