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Real Boys' Voices
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date May 1, 2001
Pages 392
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141002941
ISBN-10 0141002948
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
In the tradition of Reviving Ophelia, this groundbreaking book captures boys speaking out about drugs, sex, sports, violence, ambition, school, and many other topics. Reprint. (view table of contents) description: Product Description: What real boys have to say:

"A lot of people use words like 'psycho' or 'wacko' to refer to people who are feeling glum or think they might want to take their own life. I think these sorts of slang terms create further isolation in a teen, and that's not what you want to do to a teen who already feels alone" —Alexander, 18, from a small town in the South

"A guy is supposed to be strong, tall, and fast and have the qualities of an ideal athlete. At the same time he's supposed to be smart. He's expected to be nearly perfect." —Chandler, 14, from a suburb in the Northwest

"What I hate about this school is that I am being picked on in the halls and just about everywhere else." —Cody, 14, from a suburb in New England

In Real Boys, Dr. William Pollack explored the issues that most boys in our nation face today. In this fascinating follow-up bestseller, Pollack goes right to the source: boys ages 10 to 20-evoking the secret struggles and passions of America's adolescent males in their own words. Their voices are searingly honest and eager to be heard, revealing how society's outdated expectations force them to mask their feelings of isolation, depression, longing, love, and hope. We hear from boys and young men in big cities and small towns-including survivors of the Columbine High School massacre-who share compelling, extrordinarily candid stories about bullying, drugs, sports, school, parents, sex, love, and much more. Pollack also offers ways to start a dialog and illustrates through templates what to do in many situations. This is an eye-opening book for teenage boys and girls, but-with its insights and strategies for dealing with their issues-especially invaluable for all the people in their lives.

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1 edition from Random House Inc (June 1, 2000)
9780679462996 | details & prices | 392 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Captures boys speaking out about drugs, sex, sports, violence, ambition, school, and other topics
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from Penguin USA (May 1, 2001)
9780141002941 | details & prices | 392 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Captures boys speaking out about drugs, sex, sports, violence, ambition, school, and other topics.
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With William S. Pollack | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 5, 2008)
9781435295667 | details & prices | 392 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.04 lbs | List price $24.00
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