Hello, Cruel World

Hello, Cruel World

101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

Book - 2006
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Transgender author Kate Bornstein provides guidance for suicidal teenagers, relating personal emotional struggles; discussing bullies, identity, and freedom; and describing 101 activities teens can use to cope and keep themselves alive.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2006
ISBN: 9781583227206
Branch Call Number: 616.85844 B6455h 2006 TEEN
Characteristics: 231 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm


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May 07, 2012

No matter how lost you feel, things will get better. This book is broken into two sections. In the first half, Bornstein reflects on growing up, otherness and the difficulty of being true to oneself. The second half is focused on what to do instead of killing oneself. Ranked in a variety of clever ways, including legality, morality, safety, effectiveness and difficulty, and running the gamut from self-improvement to sexual exploration, these diverse recommendations, are not meant to “fix,” “cure,” or “normalize” anyone, but instead to help struggling teens survive and find a way to be comfortable with themselves.


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