• How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story

    How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story (True Stories (Zest Books)) (Paperback) By (author) Philipp Mattheis, Translated by Kathryn Malczyk

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    DescriptionJonathan, Sam, Schulz, and Eric usually spend their summers hanging out at the park, skateboarding and dreaming about the time when they'll finally move out of the suburbs. But in the summer of 1994, the four teenagers find a small fortune hidden inside an abandoned house. What starts out as a blessing soon turns into a curse, however, as stress, drugs, and dwindling funds raise some serious questions about the future. Eighteen years later Jonathan returns to that life-changing summer to tally up the cost of that discovery, exploring how a broken dream led to a totally renewed sense of purpose.

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    How to Lose Everything
    A Mostly True Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philipp Mattheis, Translated by Kathryn Malczyk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 207
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781936976409
    ISBN 10: 1936976404

    BIC subject category V2: YQH
    BIC E4L: NF13+
    BIC subject category V2: YNH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    DC22: B
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.4
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    BIC subject category V2: YXJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22860
    Ingram Subject Code: YB
    Libri: I-YB
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007000
    B&T General Subject: 218
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039040
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV004000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060, JNF053040, JNF053110
    LC classification: PZ7.M43169 HO 2013
    Thema V1.0: YNM, YXJ
    Zest Books
    Imprint name
    Zest Books
    Publication date
    01 September 2013
    Author Information
    Philip Mattheis has been an editor for one of Germany's most popular youth magazines since 2008, and occasionally writes for "NEON "as well. He lives in Munich.
    Review quote
    Awards and Honors for "How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story"IndieFab Gold Award Winner, Young Adult Nonfiction CBC Teen Choice Book of the Year Award Nominee Junior Library Guild Selection "Mattheis effectively delineates four teenagers' lives of quiet desperation, tracing the effects of an unearned fortune on their dreams of something better. Choosing to have Jonathan relate the story several years later gives the narrative a much-needed perspective, a chance for a character to reflect on the significance of the events he's lived through. A nuanced character study." -Kirkus Reviews