Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Self-Help - 448 pages

From bra shopping to babysitting, from making close friends to making great grades, Girltalk has all the answers

Upbeat and up-to-date, honest and hip, Girltalk is an "indispensable guide" (Working Mother) for girls ages eleven to eighteen. This Fourth Edition is the ultimate preteen and teen source for advice on:

  • Body: looking and feeling your best
  • Friendship: you don't like everybody -- why should everybody like you?
  • Love: falling in, falling out
  • Sex: what you should know before saying yes
  • Family: making the best of your nest
  • Education: getting through school, getting into college
  • Money: making it, saving it, spending it
  • Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs: advice without lectures
  • Quizzes: getting to know yourself
 

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Contents

You Dont Like Everybody
66
Falling In Falling Out
105
What You Should Know Before Saying Yes
154
Making the Best of Your Nest
222
Getting Through High School Getting into College
277
The Buck Starts Here
326
And I Promise Not to Preach
357
Getting to Know You
398
Goodbye
421
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Page 225 - When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Page 359 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 53 - The best and most beautiful things in the -world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Page 357 - Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Page 95 - Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Page 53 - I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
Page 71 - The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

About the author (2009)

Carol Weston is a writer and speaker. She is the author of For Girls Only, Private and Personal, and Girltalk (Fourth Edition) as well as four Melanie Martin novels for younger readers. She's also the "Dear Carol" advice columnist of Girls' Life. Parenting says "Carol Weston gets girls" and Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Of For Girls Only, USA Today wrote, "There are so many dumb advice books that it's a pleasure to find one that really works." Carol has been a guest on Today, Oprah, The View, and other shows and has spoken at many schools both as an author of novels for elementary school kids as well as an advice giver for middle and high school kids. A Phi Beta Kappa Yale graduate with an M.A. in Spanish, she can give a talk at your school in English or Spanish. She now lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughters, and feisty cat Mike.

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