How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide

How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide by Sarah O’Leary Burningham was a nice break from the fiction I have been reading all day. It’s a cute book with different strategies for dealing with parents. After all, as Burningham points out, why should the parents get all the “how-to” books?

I was nodding along with much of the book, as I myself was a teenager not that long ago. Some of the scenarios are a little over the top and stereotypical, but most of them are accurate. The book lends itself to reading cover to cover or just perusing it. My only complaint is that it is listed as a teen girl’s survival guide. Why not just teenagers in general? Nothing is the book is all that gender specific- it easily could apply to guys or girls. I wonder if it’s just the fact that more teen girls buy books that guys? Hmmm…

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