Dear Teen Me

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Dear Teen Me

Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

By E. Kristin Anderson (Editor); Miranda Kenneally (Editor)

Zest Books, Paperback, 9781936976218, 189pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

"Dear Teen Me" includes advice from over 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few) to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss? Who found true love at 18? Who wishes he d had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art. And whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you ll find friends--and a lot of familiar faces--in the course of "Dear Teen Me."

About the Author
E. Kristin Anderson is the co-creater of the blog Dear Teen Me, and an assistant editor at Hunger Mountain. Ms. Anderson s work is in the forthcoming anthology "Coin Opera II", a collection of poems about video games from Sidekick Books.

Growing up in Tennessee, MIRANDA KENNEALLY dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliche!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband. Visit