While this does not pretend to cut far below the surface, it does cope with a wide range of most of the situations the average American Girl (and boy too) encounters. There's good advice on developing one's own personality. There are the do's and don'ts of being stand-offish, too bold, a copy cat, of trying too hard to meet expectations, of the advantages of treating the opposite sex as friends, of being natural, interested as well as interesting, and of wide reading and extended education for broader understanding. There is-too-a lengthy list of specific problems. They range from grooming and etiquette to drinking and neurotic behaviour (this once over-lightly). And enough is indicated to help lay the groundwork for a happy marriage. Solid fare, practical, and sufficiently professional to merit attention.