How To Talk To Boys
and Other Important People
Girls, here is your chance to get a boy to like you. Are you shy? This book has all the right things to say, so you can get the boyfriend of your dreams!
This book is a bit much for 1983. I am not sure that today’s teens would find anything remotely useful in this book. I doubt this advice worked in 1983 either. This book gives advice on what to say, with some help from Barbara Walters! There is advice on how to be a good listener (aka shut up and let the boy talk). Good grooming is essential. In other words, looks count. Perhaps most disturbing is the advice for when the boy is overly critical. Be more understanding, and, of course, swallow it down and don’t make a scene.
This book is just awful on so many levels. More female empowerment talk needs to happen. Also, most boys are not self-centered creeps. They also aren’t any more “important” than anyone else.