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W. Bruce Cameron has two teenage daughters, and parents everywhere know that means trouble. From surviving his oldest daughter's first driving lesson to chaperoning (um, spying) at a high school dance, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter is a must-read for anyone who has been on the receiving end of a teenage girl's torturous behavior.
Parents and teenagers alike will chuckle at the familiarity of Cameron's stories, especially his dating rules: "The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: places where there are beds, sofas or anything softer than a wooden stool; places lacking parents, policemen, or nuns;... places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose-down parka zipped up to her chin." It's enough to make parents long for a return to the days of bunny slippers or pigtail-hair, and Cameron knows that all too well.
Some of the funniest sections are Cameron's observations about his daughters' clothing choices: "The heels you wear look like they were designed by the Society for the Promotion of Ankle Sprain. Watching you wobble atop your rickety platforms, I understand why you want me to buy you a car -- you're certainly not going to be able to walk anywhere." And every parent can identify with Cameron's trauma, as his oldest and most nightmarish daughter resists learning how to change a flat tire (according to the author, it somehow involves magic eggs from the country, axe murderers, and dead cell phones). 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter shows how you can laugh out loud along with the author through your daughters' teen years. (Soozan Baxter)