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Perfectly Secret: The Hidden Lives of Seven Teen Girls

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Essays by adult women writers explore their secret lives as teenagers: secret confessions about parental unhappiness and infidelity, mental illness in the family, alcoholism and threats to self-esteem.

Synopsis:

Seven essays from the heart.

When I was sixteen years old I had secrets, all right. But my secrets were not exactly my own; they were the secrets of others. So writes Nan Germaine in Perfectly Secret, Susan Musgrave's fourth collection of essays written by women writers about their teenage lives.

Nan remembers the loneliness of enduring her parent's secret confessions: her mother's unhappiness and her father's infidelity. For Anita Rau Badami, a mad aunt was her hidden shame. Meanwhile, a drunken father meant Lorna Crozier could never invite her friends home. And Cathy Stonehouse, who lived her life in fragments, found her secret self threatened in a not-so-innocent game of Truth or Dare.

Heartfelt, disarmingly honest, at times painful, these essays eloquently capture the reality of adolescent life. Perfectly Secret is a testament to the axiom that life isn't always as it appears.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550378641
Editor:
Musgrave, Susan
Publisher:
Annick Press
Editor:
Musgrave, Susan
Author:
Musgrave, Susan
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Children s-Women in History
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
107
Dimensions:
8.02x4.96x.31 in. .25 lbs.

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Product details 107 pages Annick Press - English 9781550378641 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Seven essays from the heart.

When I was sixteen years old I had secrets, all right. But my secrets were not exactly my own; they were the secrets of others. So writes Nan Germaine in Perfectly Secret, Susan Musgrave's fourth collection of essays written by women writers about their teenage lives.

Nan remembers the loneliness of enduring her parent's secret confessions: her mother's unhappiness and her father's infidelity. For Anita Rau Badami, a mad aunt was her hidden shame. Meanwhile, a drunken father meant Lorna Crozier could never invite her friends home. And Cathy Stonehouse, who lived her life in fragments, found her secret self threatened in a not-so-innocent game of Truth or Dare.

Heartfelt, disarmingly honest, at times painful, these essays eloquently capture the reality of adolescent life. Perfectly Secret is a testament to the axiom that life isn't always as it appears.

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