The Teenage Body Book
Winner of American Library Association's "Best Book for Young Adults" Award
THE TEENAGE BODY BOOK IS A CLASSIC THAT KEEPS UP WITH THE TIMES
The Teenage Body Book has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its initial publication in 1979. There have been five U.S. editions for three different publishers and several foreign editions - a modified British "Body Book" as well as foreign language editions in German and Chinese.
Now there is a new 2008 edition, just out from Hatherleigh Press/
But this isn't a book your mother might have read way back then! And it's different from a lot of other books about physical development. Three things set it apart:
* It is written by two health professionals: Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., a psychotherapist, and Charles Wibbelsman, M.D., an adolescent medicine specialist. The book -- and its authors -- have been featured a number of times on both OPRAH and THE TODAY SHOW.
* Teens themselves give the book its direction by the questions they ask. (You can be a part of the next edition - just click on "From You" at the top of this page and ask a question or make a comment!)
* THE TEENAGE BODY BOOK covers much more than physical development -- or even sex! It's a comprehensive guide to teenage health that covers questions you and your parents have about puberty, sexual choices, living with chronic conditions like diabetes, epilepsy and asthma to healthy diet and exercise, hair, skin and nail care and how to talk to a doctor and find the best possible medical care.
THE TEENAGE BODY BOOK is responsible, factually correct and easy to read. Though it is written for teens, the book has been, in fact, a starting point for many good parent-teen discussions!
This book has become a cultural classic during its many years in print. It has been seen, variously, as a valuable preventive health tool and also as controversial. For example:
... Supermodel and t.v. host Tyra Banks has told interviewers that THE TEENAGE BODY BOOK was a major reason that she did not experiment with drugs or with sex at an early age.
... The 1987 edition of THE TEENAGE BODY BOOK is #22 on the list of the Most Frequently Banned Books of the 1990's (between Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "Little Red Riding Hood") because of its frank discussions of sex.
WHAT'S IN IT???
JUST CLICK ON THE TITLE "THE TEENAGE BODY BOOK" IN THE RIGHT COLUMN OF THIS PAGE AND FIND OUT!