Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick: My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence by Lauren Kessler

Publication Date: August 5, 2010

Product Description from Amazon:

A veteran journalist navigates the mother-daughter relationship at its most crucial moment With the eye of a reporter, the curiosity of an anthropologist, and the open (and sometimes wounded) heart of a mother, award-winning author Lauren Kessler embeds herself in her about-to-be-teenage daughter's life. In seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms, at home, online, at the mall, and at summer camp, Kessler observes, investigates, chronicles- and participates in-the life of a twenty-first-century teen. As she begins to better understand and appreciate her mercurial daughter, their relationship-at first a mirror of the author's difficult relationship with her own mother-lurches in new directions. With the help of a resident teen expert (her daughter), as well as teachers, doctors, therapists, and other mothers, Kessler illuminates the age-old struggle from both sides, gracefully interweaving personal experience with journalistic inquiry. Funny, poignant, and insightful, My Teenage Werewolf explores the fascinating and scary world of today's teen as it comes to grips with the single most important relationship in a woman's life.
This week I had a hard time picking....I was planning on posting on Fannie Flagg's new book, but as I visited Breaking the Spine to begin my post, I saw that Jill beat me to it. :) I've had to go to Plan B. I'm still looking forward to this one; my girls aren't teenagers yet, but they will be all too soon.


Alayne said...

This sounds like a cute book. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Aimee said...

This sounds interesting. My WoW is here

Lauren said...

Thanks for recommending my book. Readers will find the answer to that all-important question: Which is the most challenging time n a woman's life...when she's 13 or when her daughter is? btw, my daughter (star of the book) and I have a blog at and love comments.