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Like It Is: A Teen Sex Guide Paperback – September 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786405260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786405268
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,348,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 6 Up-Well meaning, informative, and useful, this book is unfortunately marred by a completely unattractive presentation. Written by two public-health professionals, the prose is dry and clinical, giving little consideration to the audience to whom it is addressed. It also fails to provide something that all adolescents want in a sex book: pictures-the more detailed and realistic, the better. The occasional black-and-white diagrams that do appear look like what one might find in a health textbook. The last chapter is a discussion and curriculum guide, which leaves one unsure about the intended audience. Miriam Stoppard's Sex Ed (DK, 1997), Sabrina Solin's The Seventeen Guide to Sex and Your Body (S & S, 1996), and Elizabeth Fenwick and Richard Walker's How Sex Works (DK, 1994) all address similar subject matter in a much more appealing format and style. Pass on Like It Is.
Edward Sullivan, New York Public Library
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Psychiatrist Lieberman and his daughter Karen, both with backgrounds in public health, attempt to tackle the age-old issue of teenage sex. Written with high school students as the intended audience, the book discusses issues from STDs to the use of various contraceptives. The coverage of contraceptives is extensive (although there is no new information here) and includes history, failure rates, and the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Throughout, true stories of teenagers and contraceptive use are given as examples. Everything is handled tastefully, but given the subject matter of this book, it could be a controversial addition to some collections. In its favor, the book dedicates a chapter to a discussion and curriculum guide for educators and parents and includes an appendix for those seeking additional information on birth control, with useful addresses of organizations, including E-mail addresses. Recommended for large public libraries. [E. James Lieberman is a long-time LJ reviewerAEd.]AMee-Len Hom, Hunter Coll. Lib., New Yor.
-AMee-Len Hom, Hunter Coll. Lib., New York
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Born in Milwaukee, 1934, to a violinist mother and physician father. Settled in Oakland post-war. AB, University of California, Berkeley; MD, UCSF, 1958; trained in psychiatry and public health at Harvard: MPH 1963. Served in the US Public Health Service at NIMH, Bethesda, 1963-1970. Practiced psychiatry, mainly psychotherapy, until retirement in 2007. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, emeritus, George Washington University. Also taught at Howard U. Medical School and Harvard U. School of Public Health (Maternal and Child Health).

Married; two children with familes. Hobbies: cello, chess, Esperanto, swimming, family history. Book reviewer for Library Journal (Special Award, 2006), Bulletin of the History of Medicine, PsycCritiques (Am. Psychological Assn.), ForeWord Magazine, Metapsychology Reviews online.

Became interested in psychologist Otto Rank (1884-1939) and wrote "Acts of Will: The Life and Work of Otto Rank," 1985; pb with new preface 1993. French and German eds. 1991 & 1997. Edited English translations of Rank's "Psychology and the Soul," 1998, and "Myth of the Birth of the Hero," 2nd ed., 2004. See www.ottorank.com

Co-author, with Karen L. Troccoli (my daughter): "Like it Is: A Teen Sex Guide," 1998. With Robert Kramer: "The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis," 2012.

Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Fellow, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychiatry. Psychotherapist Associate, American Psychoanalytic Association. Member: Authors Guild; Associated Chamber Music Players; Fellowship of Reconciliation. Board Member: Center on Conscience and War; Jewish Peace Fellowship; Compassion and Choices--National Capital Area.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 2004
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I found "Like it is: A Teen Sex Guide" to be extremely well-written and informative. The authors tackle a sensitive subject in a clear and direct manner, covering issues such as birth control, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and relationships. This book will most certainly provide helpful information to teens, parents, as well as counselors.
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I found this book to be extremely well-written and informative. The authors tackle a sensitive subject in a clear and direct manner, covering issues such as birth control, pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases, and relationships. The book will most certainly provide helpful information to teenagers, parents as well as counselors.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "taniaheller" on April 2, 2004
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I found this book to be extremely well-written and informative. The authors tackle a sensitive subject in a clear and direct manner, covering issues such as birth control, pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases and relationships. The book will most certainly provide helpful information to teenagers, parents, as well as counselors.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 2000
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This book gave adequate information, and is good to teach your child about upcoming issues. It is a little outdated, therefore there are some issues which might differ in today's world. The contraceptive information is very detailed, and helpful for learning concepts.
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