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ISBN13: 9780425179628
ISBN10: 0425179621
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My English comp teacher Mr. Glicksberg says if you want to be a writer you have to—quote—sit on a window sill and get all pensive and stuff and jot down descriptions. Unquote Glicksberg! I don't know what kind of things he writes but I found my inspiration in Malibu with a radio, my best girlfriends, and absolutely zillions of boys for miles. I absolutely had to write everything down because I heard that when you get older you forget things, and I'd be the most miserable woman in the world if I forgot all about Moondoggie and what happened this summer. I absolutely owe the world my story. (And every word is true. I swear.)

This is Franzie, part Holden Caulfield, part Lolita. The guys call her Gidget—short for girl midget—and she’s a girl coming of age in the summer of 1957. Based on the experiences of his own daughter, Frederick Kohner's trend-setting novel became an international sensation and turned its irrepressible heroine into an American pop culture icon whose voice still echoes every thrill, every fear, and every hope that every teenager ever had about growing up.

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Surf's up!

The classic novel of 1950's American youth-now back in print with rare photos and a new foreword by the "real" Gidget.

Synopsis:

The classic novel of 1950's American youth is now back in print with rare photos and a new Foreword by the "real" Gidget, Kathy Kolner Zuckerman.

About the Author

Frederick Kohner is deceased, but the inspiration for his novel Gidget—his own daughter Kathy Kohner Zuckerman—lives in California by the beach.

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eric_janik, January 30, 2008 (view all comments by eric_janik)
I became interested in this book after reading that the real Gidget, Kathy Kolner, was an student in the freshman composition class that Ed McClanahan taught at Oregon State University.

This is a wonderful story of a girl's coming of age in southern California in the 1950s. Gidget's parents don't always understand her, and she does some things they wouldn't approve of, but her intelligence and independent spirit carry her through.

My 14-year-old daughter read it too, and, while expressing some disdain for the Gidge's 50s surf jargon, she agreed that it was a pretty good read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425179628
Author:
Kohner, Frederick
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Foreword by:
Zuckerman, Kathy Kohner
Foreword:
Zuckerman, Kathy Kohner
Author:
Zuckerman, Kathy Kohner
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Surfing
Subject:
Beaches
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Malibu
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
106-777
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.00x5.10x.48 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Surf's up!

The classic novel of 1950's American youth-now back in print with rare photos and a new foreword by the "real" Gidget.
"Synopsis" by , The classic novel of 1950's American youth is now back in print with rare photos and a new Foreword by the "real" Gidget, Kathy Kolner Zuckerman.
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