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All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies Or, Frankly Anybody Else

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Staff Pick

One of us on the kids' team describes this book as the anti-Seventeen magazine, and she's right: it's formatted as a magazine, but brutally challenges prevailing wisdom that teens are so often force-fed like, "you have to love yourself before anyone can love you." ("Like" is good enough, says Rosenwald.) It's Seventeen for sarcastic, trendsetting, backlash-loving kids, mixed with tell-all confessions. (She wears makeup religiously! Gasp!) All with one simple, hidden message: Be your f***ing self.
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Publisher Comments:

These days, a lot of people are trying to tell teens whats best for them. Heres a look at life from artist and professional nonconformist Laurie Rosenwald, who insists that she doesnt want to tell anyone what to do. But when you are as irreverent as she is (Is the earth really worth saving?) and as funny (Your breasts: What do they mean?) people sort of DO want to know what you think. Then again, if you think like Rosenwald, it could get you kicked out of yoga class.

In the tradition of nothing youve ever seen or read, All the Wrong People Have Self Esteem is for young women* who ask good questions about life and then like to laugh at the answers. Got a better approach?

*or frankly, anybody else.

Review:

"If the title isn't enough to persuade teens and preteens that they must read this book, one quick flip of the pages will seal the deal. A graphic designer, Rosenwald (And to Name but Just a Few: Red Yellow Green Blue) tackles political correctness, the follies of prevailing wisdom and her favorite peeves using all the tools in her arsenal: her spread-size collages feature fonts on steroids, magazine cut-outs, photos and cartoons paired with witty diatribes and confessions. In between telling the truth about mother-daughter friction and doling out advice ('When they say that you have to love* yourself before someone else can love you, it's just not true. *Like is good enough'), Rosenwald cops to liking makeup, proposes a collection agency staffed by 'hysterical, PMS-ing girls' and shares all-purpose responses, beginning with 'Well, it's nothing that 25 years of intensive psychoanalysis couldn't cure!' (it ends with 'Just come out and say, F--- You!'). Funny, fresh and impossible not to read cover to cover. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

LAURIE ROSENWALD is an award winning designer who launched her site and studio, rosenworld.com in 1995. She teaches a workshop called “How to Make Mistakes on Purpose,” and has been a professor of graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. Her New York Notebook is on sale at the George Pompidou Center in Paris, and everyplace else thats cool. Her first picture book, And To Name But Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, was named a Scholastic Parent & Child Best Book of 2007. She is also a painter, speaks Swedish like a native New Yorker, and appeared as “Woman” on “The Sopranos.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599902401
Author:
Rosenwald, Laurie
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Sociology
Subject:
Teenage girls -- Conduct of life.
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Edition Description:
Young Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Colour Illustrations throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.7 x 0.7 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 128 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781599902401 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

One of us on the kids' team describes this book as the anti-Seventeen magazine, and she's right: it's formatted as a magazine, but brutally challenges prevailing wisdom that teens are so often force-fed like, "you have to love yourself before anyone can love you." ("Like" is good enough, says Rosenwald.) It's Seventeen for sarcastic, trendsetting, backlash-loving kids, mixed with tell-all confessions. (She wears makeup religiously! Gasp!) All with one simple, hidden message: Be your f***ing self.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "If the title isn't enough to persuade teens and preteens that they must read this book, one quick flip of the pages will seal the deal. A graphic designer, Rosenwald (And to Name but Just a Few: Red Yellow Green Blue) tackles political correctness, the follies of prevailing wisdom and her favorite peeves using all the tools in her arsenal: her spread-size collages feature fonts on steroids, magazine cut-outs, photos and cartoons paired with witty diatribes and confessions. In between telling the truth about mother-daughter friction and doling out advice ('When they say that you have to love* yourself before someone else can love you, it's just not true. *Like is good enough'), Rosenwald cops to liking makeup, proposes a collection agency staffed by 'hysterical, PMS-ing girls' and shares all-purpose responses, beginning with 'Well, it's nothing that 25 years of intensive psychoanalysis couldn't cure!' (it ends with 'Just come out and say, F--- You!'). Funny, fresh and impossible not to read cover to cover. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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