Gives advice to teenagers on a variety of topics including friendship, self-esteem, parents, sex, pregnancy, and abortion.
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Grade 9-12 Parents and teachers suffer a good deal of criticism in this new advice book for teenagers by the lead singer of the heavy metal group Twisted Sister. Nevertheless, as a how-to-survive-adolescence book, it's above average. Snider and Bashe cover the usual topics: the search for self-identity, individualism, coping with peer pressure, sexuality and birth control, being in love, the dangers of alcohol and drugs, family problems, school. The topics may be trite, but the writing isn't; it's surprisingly readable. Snider breaks up the information presented with anecdotes from his life and humorous, although sometimes crude, asides. His advice is direct and honest, but he leaves ultimate responsibility for life decisions to readers. Facts are accurate, but he does not cover any long-term side effects of birth control pills. This will be read by more kids than Weston's Girltalk (Harper, 1985). Also, it is broader in scope than Sol Gordon's When Living Hurts (Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1985; o.p.) or I Hate School (Crowell, 1986) by Wirths and Bowman-Kruhm. A final chapter lists organizations, with addresses and phone numbers, from which readers can get help for the problems discussed in the text. Snider's tone is one of support and empathy, and his book is sure to draw readers. Ellen Ramsay, Amphitheater High School, Tucson, Ariz .
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Book Description Doubleday, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110385239009