There is perhaps, for all concerned, no period of life as unpleasant, so unappealing, so downright unpalatable, as that of adolescence. And while pretty much everyone who comes into contact with him is disagreeably affected, certainly no one is in for a ruder shock than the actual teenager himself. Fresh from twelve straight years of uninterrupted cuteness, he is singularly unprepared to deal with the harsh consequences of inadequate personal appearance.
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Source Notes: "Tips for Teens," Social Studies (1981). Lebowitz adds: "Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."
Fran Lebowitz is an American author. She was born Frances Ann Lebowitz on October 27, 1950 in Morristown, New Jersey. Lebowitz is best known for her sardonic social commentary on American life through her New York sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern day Dorothy Parker.
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