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Describes how a forty-year-old, gay, successful professional experienced the ups and downs of parenting firsthand when he takes in his troubled teenage niece, Tiffany, offering a witty and compassionate account of a young girl's coming of age, the evolution of an unconventional family, and the challenges of being a surrogate parent over the course of a single year. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Wintle was a successful, gay, urbane professional whose life, at 40, was very comfortable. After a desperate call from his sister, his street-wise 13-year-old niece Tiffany--a writhing ball of adolescent anger--comes to live with him. If he felt he needed a shot in the arm, what he got proved more like electroshock therapy.