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    DescriptionFOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE is the story of a boy who doesn't fit--in his pants, in his family, in his school, or in his life. If Andrew Zansky can only be thin enough, smart enough, or popular enough, he thinks everything in his life will be perfect. His father will come back home. The pretty girl in school will fall in love with him. His Mom will be happy again. While he's working to achieve this fantasy future, Andrew eats. A lot. He buries his problems in his Mom's mini-snacks, analyzing his world while stuffing down his feelings. "When I chew loud enough," he says, "I can't hear myself think. It's like a little vacation." FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE follows Andrew's journey to self-awareness and self-acceptance (by, unexpectedly, joining the high school football team). By the end of the story, Andrew stops living in his head and starts participating in life. Perhaps most importantly, he comes to understand that feeling different doesn't make him weird or special; it makes him just like everyone else.


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    Title
    Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allen Zadoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 314
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781606841518
    ISBN 10: 1606841513
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28100
    BIC E4L: GEN, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    DC22: FIC
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    BIC subject category V2: YX
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813.6
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    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039020, JUV039140
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP086
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/TEEN
    BISAC V2.8: JUV035000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/SELFES
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    B&T General Subject: 218
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    B&T Approval Code: X11824000, X13100100
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP026
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/BOYINT
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV019000
    LC classification: PZ7.Z21 FO 2011
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Egmont USA
    Imprint name
    Egmont USA
    Publication date
    06 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Allen Zadoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and went on to live in upstate New york, Manhattan, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. A former stage director, he is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training. His memoir for adults is called "Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journy from Fat to Thin." He currently teaches writing in Los Angeles. Visit Allen at www.allenzadoff.com