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The teenage guy's survival guide
Daldry, Jeremy, 1969-
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First U. S. edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown & Company, [1999]

Physical Description:
136 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A humorous guide for boys ages ten to fourteen, offering advice on dating, sex, body changes, and social life.
General Note:
Edited and rev. ed. of: Boys behaving badly, 1997.
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HQ797 .D35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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With practical advice on everything from dating, kissing, and shaving, to moods, peer pressure, and partying--plus a lot of laughs-- The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide give you the real deal on everything you want to know. Without giving you a nervous breakdown.

Find out:

Why do girls make me crazy?

What's up with bad teenage mustaches?

Why is my voice going to change?

Where is the best place to break up?

Who can I talk to about private stuff?

In The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide , Jeremy Daldry tackles the various issues adolescent boys face today with irreverence and true understanding, making it the go-to title for teenage, or soon-to-be teenage guys everywhere.

Author Notes

When not writing books, Jeremy Daldry makes television programs. As an award-winning Director and Producer he has made shows for all the major broadcasters; including the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. He lives in North London with his wife, three children, two cats and a sausage dog called Twiglet.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. Without being overly earnest or condescending, this American version of the 1997 British book Boys Behaving Badly is frank in both language and description as it tackles everything from asking a girl out to demystifying the emotional and physical minefield of adolescence--from pimples to pornography. Daldry's tone is irreverent and warmly sarcastic as he trashes myths about masturbation ("It won't make you go crazy or blind") and homosexuality ("It doesn't mean that you have to start wearing women's underwear") and helps readers cope with being dumped, having mood swings, the temptations of drugs, and finding out that their mothers know about their stash of porn magazines. Cartoon illustrations and the use of a variety of typefaces enhance both the humor and the message. Important phrases leap off the page, mimicking the exaggerated, emotional conversations that rocket through middle-school hallways, and the captioned remarks of the two cartoon teens--one jaded, the other naive--talk straight to Daldry, asking him questions and responding to his advice. Daldry also includes a list of helpful organizations. Expect to replace this every year as it's certain to disintegrate from furious use or simply vanish from the shelf. --Randy Meyer

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This is a book that makes every attempt to be young, hip, and of-the-moment, and largely succeeds. A cartoon character that provides a running, sardonic commentary on the text and intentionally lame humor both contribute to a playful tone likely to appeal to the intended audience. The information provided, on the other hand, is, for the most part, sound and clearly presented. There are discussions of such topics as building relationships, dealing with peer pressure, the effects of alcohol and other drugs, bullying, and, of course, sex. A list of slang terms for masturbation, brief instructions on how to masturbate, and the opinion that "Looking at the occasional porn magazine is natural and fine" are likely to prove unsettling in some quarters. Libraries that acquire this title should be prepared to deal with potential objections.-Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.