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Your Guide to Married Life – For Teens!

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Teen Guide to Married Life
Freidrich
1989

So, what is marriage all about? Teens want to know and this is the guide!

Nothing particularly earth shattering here. Basics about sharing, money management, apartments, children, etc. This is basically a plea for teens to be cautious. Despite the cover, there is very little about painting a wall. My dad would say that if you want to test a relationship, a couple should have to paint and/or wall paper a small bathroom in hot weather. If you can do that without killing each other, you can probably manage a marriage.

As far as this book is concerned, there is nothing “wrong” with this book. It’s just dated and probably would not be used by any teen. The hair and fashion depicted is a dead giveaway that this book is hardly speaking to a contemporary audience. (You can almost hear Milli Vanilli playing in the background).

Mary

More Marriage Advice:

Real Life is Marriage and Kids

Enemies of Marriage

Taking all the fun out of sex

Teen Marriage

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Fabulous Five!

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Katie’s Dating Tips
Fabulous Five
Haynes
1989

 

Katie thinks her Mom needs a boyfriend, so she embarks on a subtle campaign to get one of the cool teachers at Wakeman Jr. H.S. to get cozy with her mom. Unfortunately, Mom doesn’t go for her choice of cool Mr. Newkirk, but instead she likes the weird science teacher, Mr. Dracovitch (aka “Dracula”). Mom and Dracula hit it off and Katie is mortified. However, it turns out Dracula isn’t too bad and Mom is happy. Everyone wins. Fabulous Five series was a spinoff from her other Taffy Sinclair series. (We featured a Taffy book here.) I know many of my library cohorts loved Haynes’ books. I doubt that the tweens today want her stuff now. (It probably has Mom smell.) Maybe we could shift her books to the Adult section for those people wanting a sentimental experience.

Enjoy!

Mary

More Fiction for the kids:

AIDS in the End Zone

Summer Lovin’

Love on the computer

Teen  Furries

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Dating Tips for the Desperate

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Guerrilla Dating Tactics
Strategies, Tips and Secrets for Finding Romance
Wolf
1993

Are you desperate for love? Are you looking in all the wrong places? This is your book! It even has a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! This book has it all: Flirting advice, pick up lines, personal ads, cutting edge techniques using a fax machine! Sample “ice breaker”: “Do you think we will ever change to the metric system?” (Now I am all hot and bothered thinking about the metric system.)

Waiting by the phone,

Mary

 

More Dating advice:

Dating for the mature

Chicks, Man

Cheap Dates

And for those looking for that 1970s porn vibe: Bom Chicka Bow Wow

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