The Teenage Body Book

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The Teenage Body Book, Revised and Updated, serves up honest, up-to-date advice to teens on how to deal with every dilemma, doubt, and possibility facing them in the new century.

Conceived when the two authors met at ‘TEEN magazine (Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., as editor and Charles Wibbelsman, M.D., as “Dear ...
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Overview

The Teenage Body Book, Revised and Updated, serves up honest, up-to-date advice to teens on how to deal with every dilemma, doubt, and possibility facing them in the new century.

Conceived when the two authors met at ‘TEEN magazine (Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., as editor and Charles Wibbelsman, M.D., as “Dear Doctor”), the book won the American Library Association’s Best Book for Young Adults Award.

Completely revised and updated for the internet generation, The Teenage Body Book teaches boys and girls how to:

■ Overcome body image worries and maintain a healthy weight
■ Say no to drugs, drinking, smoking, and peer pressure
■ Cope with depression, anxiety, and stress
■ Avoid sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy
■ Stay safe in cyberspace, and more

Reviewed by an all-new panel of 15 teens from around the country, The Teenage Body Book, Revised and Updated is sure to help any teen cope with one of life’s most challenging, exciting, and troubling times.

"...addresses common and not so common concerns & problems relevant to teens of all genders and races...includes honest information about sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, drugs, alchohol, smoking, & body-image anxiety."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671790127
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/1979
  • Pages: 246
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., is an award winning author of over a dozen books, many of them for or about teenagers. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area and also works at UCLA Medical Center.

A former columnist for Seventeen and a former editor of ‘TEEN Magazine, she has written many articles for national magazines, newspapers and professional journals such as Redbook, Readers Digest, The New York Times, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, TV Guide and The Journal of Clinical Child Psychology.

A popular guest on national television shows, Dr. McCoy has made numerous appearances on The Today Show, has been featured twice on Oprah, and has appeared on a number of other national and local television and radio shows. She has also appeared frequently on the pages of USA Today as an expert on adolescent issues.

Charles Wibbelsman, M.D., the award-winning author of four books and the former “Dear Doctor” columnist for ‘TEEN Magazine, is a nationally prominent adolescent medicine specialist. In addition to serving as chairman of the chiefs of adolescent medicine for the Permanente Medical Group of Northern California, he is chief of the Teenage Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco and is a clinical professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School.

He is also a member of the Committee on Adolescence for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also has served on the Board of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, on the San Francisco Superintendent of Schools Advisory Committee. He iscurrently President- Elect of The San Francisco Medical Society.

Dr. Wibbelsman is also a popular guest on national television shows, including The Today Show and Oprah. He has appeared weekly on San Francisco’s KRON television station’s, The Morning Show, for several years and frequently appears in medical educational broadcasts for physician training.
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