Dr. Drew Pinsky has enlisted his daughter’s help for his latest book.
Pinsky and his daughter, Paulina Pinsky, are collaborating on a book called It Doesn’t Have To Be Awkward: Dealing with Relationships, Consent, and Other Hard-to-Talk-About Stuff, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers said in a news release.
“Writing frankly and with humor, the Pinskys explain why all healthy relationships balance three key ingredients: trust, compassion, and boundaries,” the publisher said. “They cover a range of topics including sexual attraction, gender expression, dating, friendships, bullying, and trauma to help teens, parents, and educators have open, positive conversations around consent and related issues.”
Drew Pinsky, a physician, first gained fame as host of the radio talk show Loveline, which aired from 1984 to 2016. He now hosts the podcasts Dr. Drew Podcast and Dr. Drew After Dark. Paulina Pinsky is a Brooklyn-based writing teacher.
“My years of experience offering guidance on sex, health, and relationships have made it clear how much the topic of consent is confusing terrain, especially for young people,” Drew Pinsky said. “In the book, we hope to clarify the meaning and importance of consent in the context of maintaining healthy relationships.”
It Doesn’t Have To Be Awkward is slated for publication on April 6, 2021.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.