The Guy Book
An Owner's Manual: Maintenance, Safety, and Operating Instructions for Boys
By Mavis Jukes
(Crown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780679890287, 160pp.)
Publication Date: January 8, 2002
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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.
MAVIS JUKES is a mom, stepmom, teacher, and lawyer and the author of numerous books for children and teens, including the bestselling It’s A Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge and Growing Up: It’s A Girl Thing, as well as I’ll See You in My Dreams, Blackberries in the Dark, and the Newbery Honor Book Like Jake and Me. She lives and works with her husband, artist Robert Hudson, on a ranch in northern California.