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Teenagers Suck: What to do when missed curfews, texting, and "Mom, can I have the keys" make you miserable Paperback – April 18, 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598698982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598698985
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,273,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joanne Kimes (Studio City, CA) has written for a number of children's and comedy television shows. This is her eleventh Sucks book.

R.J. Colleary (Sherman Oaks, CA) attended Emerson College and moved to LA to become a writer for shows such as Saved by the Bell, The Golden Girls, and Benson. He teaches writing to graduate students at Chapman University and works steadily as a playwrite. He has survived two teenagers and is currently surviving one more.

Rebecca Rutledge, PhD (Memphis, TN), is a clinical psychologist who specializes in family therapy and individual therapy for children and adolescents. She writes columns for Your Health, Memphis Women's Journal, and the Shelby Sun Times.

More About the Author

I never planned on being an author. When I was pregnant, I was amazed that there wasn't a book out there that warned women how difficult the path to procreation could be. So I wrote one myself, sent it out to a handful of publishers and was lucky enough to get it published! It became a hit and led to this series of Sucks books that help readers get through some of the sucky sides of life. So far, twelve books and counting! Not only is it rewarding to write books, but it allows me to be a stay-at-home mom which is the most rewarding, albeit sometimes suckiest, job of all.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DJ Reviews on February 26, 2013
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This book was recommended to me by a friend with a troubled teen. She has read many books but found this one very helpful. I have a teenaged step daughter who is a model teen but saw it was a quick read so I dug in. I was happy I did. No one is perfect and there have been minor issues in the household and this book really helps me distinguish between the "teenage" behavior and something I may have to really worry about. I found that now, when she does something mentioned in tthe book, I dont "sweat the small stuff" and let it go, yet I do know what to look for. The friend who told me about it said she learned a lot and she was a teacher for many years with her own kids so I can say this is for the experienced and the novice. It reads quickly, easily, and is quite funny, both poking fun at your teen and at yourself as a parent and when you were a teen (author assumes you were a teen during the 1980s).
This book is what I call a "quiet find". A great book that no one knows about. I may read it again.
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