Living with Teenagers

Living with Teenagers : 3 Kids, 2 Parents, 1 Hell of a Bumpy Ride

3.87 (24 ratings by Goodreads)
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LIVING WITH TEENAGERS is a deliciously painful, unflinchingly honest look at what it's like to watch your children grow up into classic teenagers. They may shout at you, lie to you and hurt you...but they'll always be your flesh and blood, your grown-up babies. Whether you're battling with the rages and rudeness of your own tempestuous teenagers, gazing at your blank-canvas baby and thinking, 'That will never happen to us...', or the whole idea of having children is still only an idea, this is compulsive, car-crash reading. Spanning a year of extraordinary and entirely everyday family life, LIVING WITH TEENAGERS is by turns heartbreaking and humorous, heartwarming and enough to send a cold chill down your spine. Ever wondered what it's like to have your own teenage kids tell you, in the same breath, that they love you, now 'f*** off'? Here's your chance to find out. Based on the anonymously-penned Guardian" column of the same name.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 218 x 30mm | 399.16g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0755317548
  • 9780755317547
  • 1,119,139

Review quote

'Blacky comic' -- The Times 20080206 'Anonymous describes this emotional battleground with poetic and poignant accuracy and any parent of teenagers will smile with recognition' -- Guardian 20080322 'What makes this book so appealing is its raw authenticity. It's not one of those childcare volumes written by a smug soul who has never had their own travails, much less their own children. You can almost hear the doors slam, smell thefetid bedrooms, wince at the hideous outfits' -- Daily Mail 20080222 'Achingly truthful... almost painful' -- Daily Record 20080219show more

Author information

The author writes the 'Living with Teenagers' column for the Guardian" and is the mother of three teenage children whom she loves very much. She lives with her family in London.show more

Rating details

24 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 25% (6)
4 46% (11)
3 21% (5)
2 8% (2)
1 0% (0)
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