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Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780307396419 13 Is The New 18: And Other Things My Children Taught Me--while I Was Having A Nervous Breakdown Being Their Mother
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780307396419 13 Is The New 18: And Other Things My Children Taught Me--while I Was Having A Nervous Breakdown Being Their Mother

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

From a derailed family vacation where Taz is more interested in trying to get a cell phone connection than looking at the world’s largest trees (boring!), to a prom where Taz is caught with liquor, to a trip to Australia sans parents in which Taz actually doesn’t get into any trouble and manages to do his own laundry, the events that mark Taz’s newfound and troublesome independence are told with a wry and poignant voice by a woman who’s both wistful for the past and trying her hardest to understand her son’s head-scratching new behavior. In her quest to infiltrate his world by spying on his MySpace page (where he claims he’s twenty-two), Harpaz expands her online monitoring and soon becomes a Facebook addict. She also reflects on her own youth and entry into middle age, and in the process achieves hard-won wisdom. A book for any parent of teens—be they girls or boys—13 Is the New 18 is a delightfully comical foray into today’s increasingly widening generation gap and one mom’s attempt to figure it all out with little guidance and a whole lot of misplaced guilt.
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Item Details

New
hardcover
Beth J. Harpaz
Crown
December 31, 2008
9780307396419
M2148