How To Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity by Nikki Roddy
(and a Prom Date): Lousy Life Lessons From 50 Teen Movies

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Teen movies are a tremendous part of our culture—and so many of them have become classics. But does anyone really look at what these films are teaching us? Do black leather pants really lead to instant popularity (like they do for Sandy in Grease)? Should you really stalk a girl to win her over (like Lloyd Dobler does in Say Anything)? And if you steal your dad’s car and solicit a prostitute (like Joel in Risky Business), will you really get into an Ivy League school? This hilarious read gives us synopses from 50 classic teen movies and brings to light all the brilliant (well, maybe not) advice offered up in each one. Quotes and quizzes also included.


About Nikki Roddy

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Nikki Roddy is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. She writes on culture, fashion, and music for various publications including SOMA magazine,, and
Published November 28, 2011 by Zest Books. 112 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Non-fiction

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In this sardonic gift book, Roddy extracts the implicit messages behind such popular teen movies as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (“To jumpstart a better relationship with your dad, let your best friend cost him millions in property damage”) and Clueless (“A smart, sensitive guy will eventuall...

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