My teenage werewolf: a mother, a daughter, a journey into the wilds of adolescence
A veteran journalist navigates the mother-daughter relationship at its most crucial moment With the eye of a reporter, the curiosity of an anthropologist, and the open (and sometimes wounded) heart of a mother, award-winning author Lauren Kessler embeds herself in her about-to-be-teenage daughter's life. In seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms, at home, online, at the mall, and at summer camp, Kessler observes, investigates, chronicles- and participates in-the life of a twenty-first-century teen. As she begins to better understand and appreciate her mercurial daughter, their relationship-at first a mirror of the author's difficult relationship with her own mother-lurches in new directions. With the help of a resident teen expert (her daughter), as well as teachers, doctors, therapists, and other mothers, Kessler illuminates the age-old struggle from both sides, gracefully interweaving personal experience with journalistic inquiry. Funny, poignant, and insightful, My Teenage Werewolf explores the fascinating and scary world of today's teen as it comes to grips with the single most important relationship in a woman's life.
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|full_title||my teenage werewolf a mother a daughter a journey into the wilds of adolescence|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Nonfiction|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b1313825x|Book|Books||English|Viking,|c2010.|246 p. ; 24 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls|
|title_display||My teenage werewolf : a mother, a daughter, a journey into the wilds of adolescence|
|title_full||My teenage werewolf : a mother, a daughter, a journey into the wilds of adolescence / Lauren Kessler|
|title_short||My teenage werewolf :|
|title_sub||a mother, a daughter, a journey into the wilds of adolescence|