Everything Sucks, Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in A High School Quest for CoolBook - 2009
The author details her teenage years--from getting homeschooled in a tour bus, to attending an elite private school, to nearly getting kicked out of Yale--and explains how her determined spirit kept her afloat.
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When everything sucks,
change everything . . .
And that's exactly what Hannah Friedman set out to do in an ambitious attempt to bust out of a life of obscurity and absurdity and into an alternate world of glamour, wealth, and popularity.
Being dubbed 'That Monkey Girl' by middle school bullies and being pulled out of sixth grade to live on a tour bus with her agoraphobic mother, her smelly little brother, and her father's hippie band mates convinces Hannah that she is destined for a life of freakdom.
But when she enters one of the country's most prestigious boarding schools on scholarship, Hannah transforms herself into everything she is not: cool. By senior year, she has a perfect millionaire boyfriend, a perfect GPA, a perfect designer wardrobe, and is part of the most popular clique in school, but somehow everything begins to suck far worse than when she first started. Her newfound costly drug habit, eating disorder, identity crisis, and Queen-Bee attitude lead to the unraveling of Hannah's very unusual life.
Putting her life back together will take more than a few clicks of her heels, or the perfect fit of a glass slipper, in this not-so-fairy tale of going from rock bottom to head of the class and back again.
The author details her teenage years in all of their cringe-worthy absurdity--from getting homeschooled in a tour bus, to attending an elite private school, to developing a drug addiction and eating disorder, to nearly getting kicked out of Yale--and explains how her determined spirit kept her afloat. 75,000 first printing. Original.