The Dictionary of High School B.S.: From Acne to Varsity, All the Funny, Lame, and Annoying Aspects of High Schoo... (Paperback)

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Broken down in handy A-to-Z fashion, this uncensored, sarcastic, and sharp-witted dictionary gives the lowdown on all of your favorite and not-so-favorite aspects of high school, from prom, hooking up, and graduation to acne, standardized tests...

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Lois Beckwith (aka Mimi O'Connor) is a contributing editor at BizBash magazine and has contributed articles to Book, Glamour, Publishers Weekly, and Time Out New York. She is the author of The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit. She lives in New York City.

Broken down in handy A-to-Z fashion, this uncensored, sarcastic, and sharp-witted dictionary gives the lowdown on all of your favorite and not-so-favorite aspects of high school, from prom, hooking up, and graduation to acne, standardized tests, and school shrinks.

At a price even a babysitter’s income can afford (and in a light paperback format that won't weigh down your backpack), The Dictionary of High School B.S. is an entertaining guide to the ridiculous rules, irritating people, and ongoing dramas that fill four of the most awkward, exciting, and downright confusing years of your life. Each entry begins with a straight definition followed by a series of humorous alternate meanings.

For example:

fund-raising (v)

1. the selling of all kinds of crap in order to subsidize a school activity or group, such as a class trip or the cheerleading squad.
2. carrying around a box of overpriced candy or a catalog for wrapping paper and begging people to buy stuff they don’t need.
3. in some cases, going door to door in one’s neighborhood, holding a car wash, or, if one gets desperate, putting up a lemonade stand.
4. asking parents to ask/force their friends and coworkers to fork over some money or, if they can’t be bothered to do that, just write a check themselves for that whole box of candy and eat it or throw it away.

Of course, this dictionary probably won’t help you avoid all of the B.S. that comes with high school. But it might make it all a little easier to laugh at.

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acne (n) also known as zits.

1. facial eruptions that are simultaneously infuriating, fascinating, and gross.
2. a massive source of embarrassment, especially when the bumps are huge, red, and resistant to benzoyl peroxide and concealer, the latter of which just makes them worse and, ironically, more noticeable.
3. a personal affect that will leave your friends assuring you "It...

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ISBN 9780979017391
Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / School & Education
Format Paperback
Pages 120
Publisher Date 2008-10-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Zest Books
Copyright Year 2008
Height 7.0 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.4 lb
Language English
Subtitle From Acne to Varsity, All the Funny, Lame, and Annoying Aspects of High School Life
Audience Young adult
Authors Beckwith, Lois

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