Earth Hates Me: True Confessions from a Teenage Girl
Author: Karp, Ruby
Number Of Pages: 288
Release Date: 03-10-2017
Details: Product Description "This book is filled with juicy young person wisdom." --Amy Poehler The definitive guide to being a teen in the modern age, with sage advice from a modern teenager and appealing to fans of Rookie.Earth Hates Me presents a look inside the mind of the modern teenager--from a modern teenager's perspective. Sixteen-year-old Ruby Karp addresses the issues facing every highschooler, from grades to peer pressure to Snapchat stories, and unpacks their complicated effects on the teen psyche. Ruby advises her peers on the importance of feminism ("not just the Spice Girls version"), how to deal with jealousy and friend break-ups, family life, and much more. The book takes an in-depth look at the effect of social media on modern teens and the growing pressures of choosing the right college and career. Amy Poehler says, "This book is filled with juicy young person wisdom." With Ruby's powerful underlying message "we are more than just a bunch of dumb teenagers obsessed with our phones," Earth Hates Me is the definitive guide to being a teen in the modern age. From School Library Journal Gr 9 Up—For 16-year-old Karp, life consisted of going to school, practicing for the ACT, performing improv comedy, and writing this book for her peers to help them navigate high school. Karp uses her story as a template for those who want to make it out of their teens with their dignity and self-esteem intact. Raised by a single mom, Karp is Jewish, lives in Manhattan on the upper west side, and attends a huge public arts school in the city. She states quite frankly that she can only speak to what she knows and what she has experienced, but she provides advice on many subjects including: social media and bullying; love and unrequited love; pressure from family, school, and peers; feminism; friendships; and family life. She encourages readers to find their own voice and use it to be a changemaker; she has strong opinions and does not fear expressing them. The writing is clear and straightforward with a voice that will appeal to young people. There are many current pop culture references as well as mentions of older TV shows and movies that Karp loves. VERDICT Teen readers seeking an irreverent memoir/self-help book written from the perspective of a fellow high schooler will find this work captivating.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA Review "Generous, insightful, and funny, Karp is an excellent life coach for contemporary high-school students."― Booklist, -Booklist, (starred review) "This book is filled with juicy young person wisdom."― Amy Poehler "My sixteen-year-old self beamed in retroactive solidarity reading Ruby Karp's hilarious and insightful Earth Hates Me."― Natasha Lyonne, actress "Ruby is one of the most intelligent, observant, and daring teens I've ever met. Knowing young women like her exist gives me hope for the future."― Sasheer Zamata, actress and comedian "I hate Ruby Karp because at 16 she is more emotionally in touch, grounded, and funnier than I am as a full grown adult."― Paul Scheer, actor and comedian "Karp's conversational narrative is positive, direct, and embedded with a confidence that will appeal to like-minded youth. A thoughtful blend of encouragement and entertaining personal stories."― -Kirkus Reviews "Ruby's book was adorable, cute and very relatable." ― -Lola Tash and Nicole Argiris, My Therapist Says About the Author Ruby Karp, a sixteen-year-old feminist, comedian, and journalist, has spoken about feminism on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party and at TEDx. She hosts a monthly stand-up show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and has written for HelloGiggles, Mashable, and other publications. Currently, she's trying to make sense of calculus at high school in NYC.
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