Who are you?

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Who are you?
Teenager’s guide to self-understanding
McGough
1976

Teens! Do you know who you are? Are you stressing over friends, parents, and dating? This book is for you. The content is mostly anecdotes, quizzes (if you were the president, what would you prioritize?), and “exercises” (write your own obituary!). I really don’t get how any of this stuff is going to help you find your inner self.

Obviously, this book is dated. I actually liked these kinds of books when I was a young teen. For all I know, I might have even read it since I was the right age in 1976. To use the vernacular of the late 1960s/1970s, the book was pretty square.

Stay groovy,
Mary

inside flap

dialogue

dating

quiz

peer pressure

obituary

5 comments

  1. Looks like someone gathered up a bunch of popularly-aimed quizzes and foisted them off as a book to help These Kids Today.

    Page 67: Debbie needs to dump her creep boyfriend, who’s obviously grooming her and can’t get women his own age.

  2. I wonder wondering why a short launch arcology had Dracula behind it but then saw the license plate and determined it was a car at the drive in with 6 people in it.

  3. “By looking at death, people can get a new perspective on life”
    I don’t really remember since I was only around 2 years old, but I guess people weren’t as surrounded by death in 1976 as they’ve been since 2020. Now it’s hard to look away from death. 🙁

  4. Haha this is still progressive compared to what I got growing up 30 years later; I wasn’t told I had the right to freedom of choice.

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