Sunday, April 27, 2008
How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl's Survival Guide
I’m 23 years old, but that doesn’t mean that my parents don’t still need a little raising.
And wow. Do I wish this book had been written while I still could be claimed as a dependent on their tax forms.
Sarah O’Leary Burningham’s HOW TO RAISE YOUR PARENTS gives anyone—whether your parents are Hippies or Total Control Freaks—advice on how to live with those people that ultimately control your life.
Not sure what kind of parent you have? Not to worry—this book contains a quiz so you’ll know exactly what kind of authority figure you’re dealing with.
And it doesn’t stop there. HOW TO RAISE YOUR PARENTS gives fun and responsible advice to kids on everything from (gasp) skipping class to getting a bigger allowance. Want to get out of a punishment or slide out from under a rule in the making? Burningham’s got it covered. Do your parents think you need a job but you’re not into it (or vice versa)? All of the answers are in this book.
More importantly—want to chill with that cute guy who sits next to you in English class?
Yep, it’s ALL in there. With HOW TO RAISE YOUR PARENTS, you’ll be living a later-curfewed, freer life in no time. And you might actually find yourself understanding a parent’s point-of-view once in awhile! (I know, I know. It seems crazy.)