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  • Published: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780670076666
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $39.99

Girl Stuff 13+: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years

Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years

The must-have girls’ guide for the teen years from the number one go-to advisor for Australian girl's and women's health, fully revised and updated edition 2019/2020.

'Girl Stuff is the ultimate teen guide.' COURIER MAIL
'The ultimate reference book for any girl.' GIRLFRIEND
'Kaz doesn't preach, she talks to you like your best friend.' NEW IDEA

With more than 600 pages and heaps of cartoons, Girl Stuff 13+ has everything girls need to know: about:

> Friendships and Family Dynamics: Managing friendships, handling interactions with family, and dealing with bullies and mean girls.
> Exploring Romantic Relationships: Navigating love, understanding heartbreak, and interactions with boys.
> Style and Self-Care: Fashion tips on shopping, clothes, make-up, dealing with pimples, embracing different sizes, and hair care.
> Financial Skills: Learning about earning money and financial independence.
> Emotional Well-being: Coping with body changes, managing moods, and dealing with school stress.
> Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Making informed decisions about food and maintaining physical fitness through exercise.
> Safety and Responsible Behaviour: Education on the risks of smoking, drugs, alcohol, and sex.

Each chapter includes: facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information.

This completely revised edition, written in extensive consultation with more than 70 medical and practical experts, provides the most up-to-date and useful information possible.

'Goes way beyond the usual girly stuff of pimples, periods and pashing.' HERALD SUN
'Practical advice on diet, health, sex, and other embarrassing problems.' GOOD HEALTH & MEDICINE
'If you're worried about your teenage daughter, buying this book may be one of the best things you can do.' MANLY DAILY
'[A] book most girls will refer to over and over again' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
'A real insight into the mysterious minds of teens.' SUNDAY EXAMINER
'A survival guide covering things that weigh heavily on girls' minds…' THE AUSTRALIAN

  • Published: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780670076666
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Kaz Cooke

For more than 30 years, award-winning, best-selling author Kaz Cooke has been helping generations of girls and women with her practical, reassuring and fun guides to life stages.

Kaz began her career at The Age newspaper as a teenage reporter. It published her famous satirical etiquette column, 'Keep Yourself Nice', and her legendary cartoon strip 'Hermoine the Modern Girl', which also appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald. Readers have enjoyed her work in Dolly magazine, The Australian, The Canberra Times, the Australian Women’s Weekly, and the Cane Toad Times (RIP), and many are familiar with her from all sorts of commercial and community radio shows.

Kaz’s book Real Gorgeous was a blockbuster in the 1990s, tackling the high-pressure ideas of body and beauty on girls and women; her collection of columns 'Living With Crazy Buttocks' won the international prize for oddest title. The original Girl Stuff book scooped the pool for its first edition, winning Australian Book Industry general non-fiction book of the year and the Australian Bookseller's Choice award.

Her other books include the meticulously researched, photo-illustrated book, You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad & Bonkers Advice to Women; the historical novel based on real vaudevillians, Ada; and picture books for children, The Terrible Underpants and Wanda Linda Goes Berserk.

Up The Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy
, Babies & Toddlers (formerly Kidwrangling), Girl Stuff 8-12 and Girl Stuff 13+ have been updated often and are regularly still on genre best-seller lists: trusted, word-of-mouth-classics bought and gifted between generations.

Kaz lives in Melbourne where she drinks tea, talks on the phone, and can’t find her keys.


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Awards & recognition

Australian Book Industry Awards

Winner  •  2008  •  Best Marketing Campaign

Australian Book Industry Awards

Winner  •  2008  •  General Non-fiction

Australian Publishers Association

Winner  •  2008  •  Best Designed Children's NF

Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Awd

Winner  •  2008  •  Book of the Year

Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted  •  2008  •  Book of the Year

CBC Book of the Year

Shortlisted  •  2008  •  Information Book

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