Rosalind Wiseman is the author of “Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World”
Recognizing that boys’ issues and problems have too long been ignored, Rosalind (a mother of two boys), decided to pull back the curtain on “Boy World”, working collaboratively with middle-school and high-school boys for a period of two years to chart the emotional terrain that boys inhabit. But as she was working on her book for the boys’ parents, Rosalind realized that teenage boys themselves are in desperate need of guidance. They need a book, The Guide, that speaks directly to them (in a boy-friendly format and in their language) about the problems they face every day:
- How do you get out of the friendzone (where girls refuse to take you seriously)?
- What’s the right way to react when getting made fun of?
- How do you talk to your parents so that they’ll actually listen?
With the help of hundreds of middle and high school aged boys, Rosalind has identified and answered the most pressing questions teenage boys have. The result is an invaluable e-guide that no teenage boy should be without.