The guy book : an owner's manual for teens : safety, maintenance, and operating instructions for teens

by Jukes, Mavis.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction y 305.235 JU
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  y 305.235 JU
Mavis Jukes is the queen of girl talk, but this time she's set her sights on the guys. Told in the author's usual straightforward, funny, favorite-aunt style, The Guy Book delivers sound information and useful advice for boys preparing to go through, or in the midst of, puberty. Boys will find specific information on a variety of subjects, from getting rid of acne to buying birth control to finding help for depression. Answering questions that are too embarrassing to ask, dealing with guy-basics like tying a tie, being a good friend, and essential dating dos and don'ts, this is a must-have for boys who want to get the facts, be in control, and learn how to make informed choices.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-12. Jukes, the author of It's a Girl Thing (1996), takes a similar breezy, funny, and relaxed approach to hygiene, dating, and sex in this book for young men. In a jokey premise that will appeal to teens, the book follows the format of a car owner's manual with a retro look. Featuring black-and-white photographs, mostly from the fifties and early sixties, the format is reminiscent of the movies shown in health classes throughout America in past decades. Much of the book covers matters related to sexual maturity, sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, and dating. However, basic facts on shaving, doing laundry, and picking out clothes are also mentioned, and there is a chapter on women's health and hygiene issues (mysteries to many young males). Much of this information is available in other sources, but the added sense of fun will make this a first choice for a lot of young men. --Todd Morning"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Loaded with information about puberty, personal hygiene, dating, sex even the prom Mavis Jukes's The Guy Book: An Owner's Manual puts boys in the driver's seat. Cheeky chapter headings (e.g., "Under the Hood" and "Ignition System"), funky '50s photographs and loads of phallic car parts pump up the volume. Honest talk about the opposite sex and tips on respectful behavior plus a discussion about homosexuality and homophobia are included. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenage boys -- Juvenile literature.
Adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Puberty -- Juvenile literature.
Sex instruction for boys -- Juvenile literature.
Sex instruction for teenagers -- Juvenile literature.
Interpersonal relations in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Sex instruction for boys.
Teenage boys.
Publisher New York :Crown Publishers,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 152 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780679890287 (trade pbk.)
0679890289 (trade pbk.)
0679990283 (lib. bdg.)
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