Field Guide to the American Teenager: A Parent's Companion

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Drinking and Driving

. . . when most adults look at their own lives, they place heavy emphasis on the combination of two factors . . . : choice and chance. We do not tell our life stories as examples of determinism of any kind. What is the last memoir you read whose author sees himself as a hapless actor playing out the lines and stage directions encoded in his DNA? Or as a blank slate on which his parents drew the road map?

-- PERRI KLASS

Opposition is true Friendship.

-- WILLIAM BLAKE


The Undesignated Driver

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Last summer King High School was rocked. A car full of teenagers, most under the influence, plowed into a telephone pole, an accident that took the life of the driver, who was twice the legal limit. Why didn't anybody take the keys? Why didn't one of the sober kids take the wheel? Why didn't somebody call home?

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