Category Archives: Vintage YA Non-Fiction

Fast Times At Ridgemont High: A True Story By Cameron Crowe

These kids are, uh, the future of America. Back to school! Slightly late, both in that it is the end of September and that Cameron Crowe is doing it uncover at the age of 22. Like Lyn Tornabene before him, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fonzie By Peggy Herz

Whatever, Henry certainly looks happy. I’m a sucker for these cheapo paperback celebrity “biographies”, regarding them as VALUABLE CULTURAL ARTIFACTS of the zeitgeist of 1970-something, forever preserving the moment when whoever was the biggest star in the teenage galaxy. This … Continue reading

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Teenage Marriage: Coping With Reality By Jeanne Warren Lindsay

If you know a married teenager, you will know someone who will read Teenage Marriage: Coping With Reality… Did you overdose on Valentine’s candy? Well, no fear, I am here with the antidote! Although, to be honest, this book isn’t … Continue reading

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Cher! By Vicki Pellegrino

The child bride turned vamp! Unlike the last week’s quickie celebrity biography, in which the subject had not yet done much of note, the author here has to contend with a subject that might just be (GASP!) washed up. With … Continue reading

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John Travolta: An Illustrated Biography By Suzanne Munshower

TV’s most popular Sweathog and one of today’s most promising actors! Pity the poor celebrity biographer, charged with turning out a quickie mass-market paperback on a star that may turn out to be HUGE, but at the moment is a … Continue reading

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Being Your Best: Tina Yothers’ Guide For Girls By Tina Yothers and Roberta Plutzik

Tina Yothers of N.B.C.’s Family Ties knows all about the problems you face today. I know, I know- this is like 8 weeks in a row that I’ve “No, seriously, guys, THIS is the weirdest book intended for a teenage … Continue reading

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The Lonely Trip Back By Florrie Fisher

If you’ve ever wondered what life on the needle is like, ask a white, middle-class, middle-aged lady named Florrie Fisher- she’ll tell you more than you’re prepared to know! Florrie Fisher’s The Lonely Trip Back graphically details a case of … Continue reading

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‘Twixt Twelve and Twenty By Pat Boone

Teen-age can be a confusin’ time, but it can also be a great adventure. Pat Boone was a teen idol who rose to fame recording sanitized cover versions of Rhythm & Blues songs deemed too scary for mainstream radio. The … Continue reading

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So You’re A Teenage Girl By Jill Renich

“Oh, Mother! Don’t you wish you were a teenager!!?” “No, I don’t, honey.” Background: Author Jill Renich is the granddaughter of famed 19th century evangelist Reuben Archer Torrey, and she was born and raised by missionary parents in China. That … Continue reading

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Your A to Z SUPER Problem Solver By Lucille Warner and Ann Reit

Oh, what is lurking behind that nondescript (but groovy!) cover? The copy on the back promises: What’s bugging you? What’s making your life impossible? Follow the handy checklist of suggestions for each of the A to Z problems, and your … Continue reading

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