Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt): A Dad's Advice for Daughters

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Philip Van Munching

Narrated By: Philip Van Munching

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2005

Duration: 3 hours 49 minutes


Life can be pretty tricky when you're a teenage girl. New things matter: Clothes. Parties. Boys. Suddenly being liked and being popular don't mean the same thing. Your parents get completely bizarre when the subject of dating comes up. A friend you've had forever stabs you in the back for no good reason. Everybody you know seems to feel free to comment on your constantly changing body. Drugs and alcohol go from being what you see "bad" kids doing on television shows to what you see your friends doing when no adults are around. How are you supposed to deal?

Since life doesn't come with a set of instructions, it helps to turn to people who have been through the stuff that you're facing. Even parents can help. (Really!) In "Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (so they can look up your skirt)," former teenage boy -- and current dad of two daughters -- Philip Van Munching helps guide you through some of life's most confusing topics. From Beauty to Grief, from Sex to Fate, Van Munching covers the things you most want to know about and, in his wise, warm, and funny way, offers advice on how you can become the young woman you most want to be.


  • Tammi Trout

    I rented this book because the title sounded funny. I listen to books on CD while I am at work to make the day go by faster and I thought I would be laughing through the entire book. This book was pretty boring though, no funny parts, I guess I thought it would be more about his daughters experiences and his reaction to the situations. It's almost a life story of the author. Telling his girls how guys at a college party had a bet on who could get a girl drunk enough to lose her virginity, and about how he was bullied in school until his friend who was the toughest kid in school threatened the bully. It was an ok book, I think if i actually read it I wouldnt have gotten through it though.

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