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Am I Weird Or Is This Normal?

Am I Weird Or Is This Normal?

Advice and Info To Get Teens in the Know

Am I Weird or Is This Normal? is for every girl who has ever wondered whether all the stuff that's happening to her body, feelings, and relationships is normal -- and who's seeking the 411 that will get her in step with life.
Am I Weird or Is This Normal? is like being a part of a private conversation where you get answers and advice about all the stuff that's on your mind.
Everyone feels strange, embarrassed, and just plain weird at times. It's just that no one likes to talk about it. Except for Dr. Marlin, a psychologist specializing in teens, and Laura, her teenage daughter who has been in the trenches dealing with boys, school, her parents' divorce, and friends. This dynamic duo give the lowdown on everything so that you can handle all the sticky situations that crop up on the way to womanhood.
By giving you a look into other girls' experiences, Am I Weird or Is This Normal? will walk you through the options you have when you're:
  • Uncertain about dating and sex
  • Faced with alcohol and other drugs
  • Feeling jealous
  • Fighting with your friends and family
  • Smack in the middle of life's other awkward moments

With uplifting mantras you can pull out whenever you need them, Dr. Marlin and Laura help you -- and those who love you -- get through life by seeing that weird is normal.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743217545 | 
  • March 2002
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Chapter 1: Getting It On

How do I meet someone to date?
How do I get someone to go out with me?

What should we do when we're out together?

None of us know intuitively how to tell if someone is interested, or how to deal with the possible rejection, or what to say on a date. These things are learned through trial and error.

Potentially embarrassing? Yes. Because part of the thrill of going out with someone is feeling accepted. It's like winning a People's Choice Award. You feel like jumping up and saying, "He likes me. He really, really likes me!"

But the risks of dating -- or trying to get a... see more

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