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8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work)
by W. Bruce Cameron
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Reviewed by: John L. Hoh, Jr.

The book that was the basis for the hit TV show!

Any parent with a teenage daughter (and even a teenage son) is invariably driven to pull the hair out of the head-their own hair out of their own head. Don't listen to the "Hair Club for Men" ads-male pattern baldness is caused by frustration with a teenage offspring.

Of course one could set out rules, such as 8 simple rules that respectful teenage boys would follow to date one's teenage daughter. Think anyone will observe and follow them? Nah, didn't think so.

One could retain some sanity and retain some humor by reading Mr. Cameron's experiences with two teenage daughters and a teenage son. He developed the 8 rules, which seemed to be ignored by and large, as a coping mechanism. Along the way he assists other fathers who suddenly find themselves fathers of teen girls with no warning. One is told about first love, first jobs, schoolwork, school fashions (the fashions receive more attention than the school work, which is satisfied that the sole cause of the American Civil War was the firing on off Fort Sumter). If the essay seemed, uh, bare, well so were the clothes the author wore to school.

Ever wonder why your teens are different than other teens? Mr. Cameron catalogues the various species of teens. Look it up and see where your teen offspring fit! Teenus Liplochitis, maybe?

If Mr. Cameron hadn't displayed such humor in this book, it could be classified as non-fiction. Well, the "friendly" letter from the phone company is purely fictitious. The phone company is trying to sell you services and by stating your teen daughters will consume those extra services with no positive effect for you would not aid their cause in selling said services.

No, the teen years are never easy-for teens or adults. Teens rarely see anything humorous in anything or can see the bright side in any situation. Thanks to W. Bruce Cameron at least the parents can laugh in the company of other parents.


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