THE SEVENTEEN GUIDE TO KNOWING YOURSELF by Daniel & Rolaine Hochstein Sugarman

THE SEVENTEEN GUIDE TO KNOWING YOURSELF

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a reassuring guide, noteworthy for its contemporary point of view. It stresses the enormous differences between past and present with the influences of mass media, availability of contraceptives, the emancipation of the woman's role, etc. Pregnancy, frigidity, parental relationships, competition, anger, jealousy, guilt, protest, dreams, escape, conformity, sex: ""The sensible, mature girl will use her sexual freedom wisely--in its proper time, place and social context"" are among the wide range of topics covered. There is an emphasis on individuality and how to attain it and there are recommendations for further reading and/or psychiatric or emotional help. Using the ""Dear Teenager"" approach, it's in tune with their times and should prove beneficial.

Pub Date: Aug. 4th, 1967
Publisher: Macmillan