Author; illustrator; therapist; editor/publisher.  Born July 28, 1945, Mobile.  Parents– George Le Grand and Cynthia (Boyd Williams) Rush.  Education; Wayne State University, B.A., 1967.  Trade copywriter for Little, Brown Publishers, 1968; staff teacher, Esalen Institute, San Francisco, 1970-72; art editor, Bookworks Publishers, 1970-73; member of organizing collective, Center for Feminist Consciousness, San Francisco, 1973-75; Partner, Moon Books Publishers, Berkeley, 1974-  ; Partner, Amazon Grace feminist theatre company, San Francisco, 1974.


Contemporary Authors online.


The Back Rub Book: How to Give and Receive Great Back Rubs.  Vintage Books, 1989.

The Basic Back Book.  Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Bodywork Basics; A Guide to the Powers and Pleasures of Your Body.  Dell, 2000.

Classic Cameos and Incomparable Intaglios, Yesterday and Today.  Jules and Gem Books, 2000.

Getting Clear:  Body Work for Women.  New York; Random House, 1973.

Greta Bear Goes to Yellowstone National Park.  Great Bear Enterprizes, 1984.

Massage for Total Well-Being; Massage and Meditation for the Seven Centers of Health.  Universe, 2000.

The Modern Book of Massage; Five-Minute Vacations and Sensuous Escapes.  Dell, 1994.

The Modern Book of Stretching; Strength and Flexibility at Any Age.  Dell, 1997.

The Modern Book of Yoga; Exercising Mind, Body, and Spirit.  Dell, 1996.

Moon, Moon.  New York:  Random House, 1976.

Romantic Massage:  Ten Unforgettable Massages for Special Occasions.  Avon Books, 1991.

The Way of Stretching; Flexibility for Body and Mind.  Little, Brown, 2005.

Joint Publications;

Feminism as Therapy (with Anica Vesel Mander).  Random House, 1974.


Downing, George. The Massage Book.  Bookworks/Random House, 1972.


Issues in Radical Therapy (journal published 1973-79 in Berkeley, California).

Updated 08-31-2011