Temple Grandin

Author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation

“It blew my mind to discover that teenage animals and teenage humans are so similar. Both are naive risk-takers. I loved this book!”

Daniel E. Lieberman, PhD

Author of The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

“This wise, entrancing, and astounding book will transform how you think about the transition from childhood to adulthood.”

Frans de Waal

New York Times bestselling author of Mama’s Last Hug

“The wild adventure of adolescence has never been analyzed in such depth.”

Richard Wrangham, PhD

Author of The Goodness Paradox and Catching Fire

Wildhood’s tour of the natural history of adolescence is original, entertaining, and constructive, full of ideas for understanding it better.”

Gene Beresin, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

“Paradigm-shattering. This illuminating new book generates dozens of hypotheses for raising, educating, counseling and treating, and living life as an adolescent human.”

Lisa Damour, PhD

Author of Under Pressure and Untangled

“Deeply researched and beautifully written, this account of the trials faced by teenagers across the animal kingdom inspires compassion for young people and appreciation for what they must accomplish on the journey into adulthood.”

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD

Author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

“This fascinating book tells the compelling story of adolescence across species, framed in the convincing context of evolutionary and adaptive explanations.”

Laurence Steinberg, PhD

Author of Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

“One of the most insightful books ever written about this critically important stage of life. Unfailingly fascinating–and sometimes downright mind-blowing–this is a remarkably original account of the nature, meaning, and purpose of adolescence in today’s world.”

Niel Shubin, PhD

Author of Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within

Our teenage years can be meany things, from fraught to exhilarating. Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers show them to be something else altogether–essential for human and animals. Read their enlightening journey and you will never see the transition to adulthood the same way again.”

Wendy Mogel, PhD

Author of Voice Lessons for Parents and The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

“A masterpiece. This is a spellbinding lens on the ways creatures with big bodies yet little life experience figure out how to survive and thrive. Read Wildhood!

Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Author of Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

“A life-changing perspective on adolescents. A treasure trove of scientific exploration and practical implications for how we understand and support youth.”