Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls and Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity and More

Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls and Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity and More


By (author) Jane Fonda

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0812978617
  • ISBN 13: 9780812978612
  • Illustrations note: black and white illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 119,344

Product description

* This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about the male and female body as it changes and matures, teen relationships, identity empowerment, sex and sexuality for boys and girls, and much more.

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Author information

Jane Fonda, the Oscar- and Emmy-award winning actor, is the founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at the Emory University School of Medicine. Though she is also a highly successful producer and #1 "New York Times "bestselling author, Fonda's passion lies in advocating for young people's health. Fonda also sits on the boards of Women and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Women's Media Center (which she co-founded in 2004), and V-Day. A former UN Goodwill Ambassador, she is a frequent speaker on youth development, child sexual abuse, eating disorders, adolescent reproductive health, and more. She lives in Los Angeles.

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"A frank and candid resource for adolescents."--"People" " " "Fonda's warmth and love for the teen community is evident."--"Publishers Weekly" " " "Clear, practical, and riveting, "Being a Teen" cuts away at myth, enhances teens' self-esteem, and arms them with a trove of useful information. Beautifully organized . . . Any parent, teacher, coach, or doctor needs to read this authoritative guide. What a lifesaver for our boys and girls!"--William S. Pollack, PhD, author of the international bestseller "Real Boys" and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School ""Being a Teen" should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know."--Christiane Northrup, M.D., "New York Times" bestselling author of "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom" "Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence."--Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of "Guyland" " " "A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today's teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again."--The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of" From Diapers to Dating" "Detailed, accurate and practical . . . an excellent resource."--Paul Kivel, author of "Boys Will Be Men"