Buscemi, Karen. Split in Two: Keeping it together when your parents live apart.
YA/ 306.89/ BUS
A nuts-and-bolts survival guide for teens living in a dual custody arrangement, this practical yet humorous self-help book is packed with tips and strategies to help teens deal with the frustrations of life in two households. Providing teens who shuffle between two residences on a regular basis with constructive information, this resource helps increase self-reliance, build self-confidence, and improve organizational and communication skills. Including advice on how to better organize scattered school work, make two bedrooms livable, negotiate curfews with different parents, and manage money for greater financial independence, this useful guide will help teens living in two homes feel like one person again.
Hornbacher, Marya. Wasted: A memoir of anorexia and bulimia. YA/ 616.8526/ HOR
Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to the darker side of reality, and her decision to find her way back--on her own terms. In this vivid, emotionally wrenching memoir, she re-created the experience and illuminated that tangle of personal, family, and cultural causes underlying eating disorders.
Gorey, Edward. Amphigorey: Fifteen Books. YA/ 741.9/ GOR
Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world
Gorey, Edward. Amphigorey Too. YA/ 741.9/ GOR
Somber drawings illustrate short, enigmatic, and macabre tales and rhymes about murders, unusual animals, and mysterious events.
Macklin, Karen. Been There Survived That: Getting through freshman year of high school. YA/ 373.238/ BEE
This book can help with that first year of high school. Four real teens fill you in on the stuff they wish they’d known. Also includes humorous tips on what NOT to do and funny freshman horror stories.
Conley, Erin Elizabeth. Crap. How to deal with annoying teachers, bosses, backstabbers, and other stuff that stinks. YA/ 152.4/ CON
This clever self-help book takes a humorous approach in advising teens on how to learn to take it all in stride and deal with many of the challenges of adolescence. Filled with many examples of the common frustrations of teen life—including difficult teachers, forgetful parents, and shallow friends—this book offers advice that helps teens ignore the losers and learn from the lunatics, while helpful and entertaining quotes from Machiavelli to Homer Simpson offer a different perspective on dealing with life's dirt.
Johnson, Arne and Karen Macklin. Indie Girl. YA/700/ JOH
Fun and inspirational, this do-it-yourself guide for artsy young women enables them to unleash their creative talents through independent and imaginative ventures, including designing clothing, organizing a poetry slam, starting a band, and publishing a 'zine. Start-to-finish explanations on how to organize, implement, and complete each activity are accompanied by creative and technical advice to ensure success. Filled with inspirational quotes by artists from a variety of backgrounds and professions, this book helps teen girls develop organizational and leadership skills and build self confidence while challenging them to do something interesting and original.
Moore, Mandy and Leanne Prain. Yarn Bombing. The art of crochet and knit graffiti. YA/ 746.43/ MOO
Yarn graffiti is humorous, unexpected and resonates with almost everyone who encounters it, crafters and non-crafters alike. This book shows how the global revolution began. Very inspiring.