Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., is an award-winning author of more than a dozen
books. She is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in
parent/teen communication and marital and family conflicts. She is
a former assistant to the chancellor at the California School of
Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. A former columnist for
Seventeen and former editor for 'TEEN, she has written many of
articles for national magazines, newspapers and professional
journals such as Readers' Digest, New York Times, Family Circle,
and The Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. An online expert
specializing in adolescent psychology, she has made numerous
appearances on the Today Show and Oprah. Dr. McCoy writes a popular
blog "Living Fully in Midlife and Beyond" and hosts the podcast
"Living Fully at Any Age" and the video series "Brief Therapy."
Charles Wibbelsman, M.D., is an award-winning author of four books and former "Dear Doctor" columnist for 'TEEN magazine as well as a nationally prominent adolescent medicine specialist. In addition to serving as chairman of the chiefs of adolescent medicine for the Permanente Medical Group of Northern California, he was chief of the Teenage Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, San Fransisco, and is a clinical professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Fransisco Medical School. He was also a member of the Committee on Adolescence for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
"This book should be not only in the library of every middle and
high school, but also in the hands of every student and in health
education classes. I cannot praise the substantial (300 pages) book
--Science Books & Films Online, a critical review journal by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
"A comprehensive handbook... answering questions every teenager
would want to know. Includes a panel of teens offering insight,
insuring that this updated version of the classic Teenage Body
Book is just as meaningful to today's teens. Recommended."
--Ann M. Warner, Eastern Washington Book Review Council "The easily digestible chapters address issues of emotions, healthy eating, exercise, stress, mind-expanding substances and getting help when you need it. With helpful illustrations and charts, McCoy and Wibbelsman present the truth about adolescence and all the changes it brings, without sugarcoating the message or talking down to its audience."
--Rod Lott, Oklahoma Gazette