My Teenage Werewolf by Lauren Kessler
A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence

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"Straight from the trenches, a mom's tale of weathering her daughter's transformation from sweetheart to snark mouth." - People

With the eye of a reporter, the curiosity of an anthropologist, and the open-and sometimes wounded-heart of a mother, award-winning author Lauren Kessler launches an eighteen-month mission, embedding herself in her about-to-be-teenage daughter Lizzie's life. Everywhere from middle school classrooms to the mall, from summer camp to online chat groups, Kessler observes and chronicles-and sometimes participates in-the vibrant, dynamic, and scary life of a twenty-first-century teen.


About Lauren Kessler

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Lauren Kessler is the author of six works of narrative nonfiction, including My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence, Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Dancing with Rose (published in paperback as Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s), Washington Post bestseller Clever Girl and Los Angeles Times bestseller The Happy Bottom Riding Club. She directs the graduate program in multimedia narrative journalism at the University of Oregon. She lives in Eugene, OR.
Published August 5, 2010 by Penguin Books. 259 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Kessler, the author of five narrative nonfiction books, explores the mother/daughter relationship at a particularly vulnerable point—the cusp of her daughter’s entry into adolescence.

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As the mother of a newly minted teenage daughter, I approached Lauren Kessler's new book, "My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence," with a mix of eagerness and trepidation.

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