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3.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Van Munching Narrator: Philip Van Munching Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9780743552400
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal is a fresh, informative, and entertaining guidebook that’s a must read for every young woman in America. I believe parents should read it, and then give it to their daughters. This book tells your daughter what you so desperately want her to know, but yet can’t get her to hear when it comes from you.” 

    Dr. Phil McGraw

  • “Weaving together humorous anecdotes and sound advice, devoted dad Van Munching…shares a lifetime of wisdom for parents and their growing daughters…The author draws on his experiences both as a kid and as a parent, and writes in a conversational style that is bound to make discussions of touchy subjects easier (and even entertaining)…The chapters about grief and drugs and alcohol are especially notable, but the book’s most important point may be that all good advice comes through shared conversation rather than one-way lecturing. While the book is geared toward daughters, the content is just as applicable to sons, and readers of all ages will find it a useful tool for opening discussions about life’s difficult issues.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Offers practical advice to teenage girls in a series of fresh and funny chapters on everything from fate to faith to boyfriends, the Internet, and how to be happy.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/5/2014

    " This book is really great. My daughters will definitely read this when they are older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 12/28/2013

    " This was Recommended to me by a mother of 4 daughters. I bought it before reading it, but I have no regrets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tierney | 12/11/2013

    " Someone gave this to my husband when we had a baby girl, but I read it and thought it was pretty funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcsilver | 12/9/2013

    " I had read that this is a good book for pre-teen girls - it was cute and has some good ideas for frank talks with daughters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 10/22/2013

    " This is so sweet, I'm thinking of chucking the 1,000+ pages I've written in Lucy's journal and just giving her this instead! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 7/24/2013

    " The best advice he seems to be able to come up with is tattoos are terrible, atheists are stupid (but astrology is a sham) and girls who get drunk (even when the rapist is also talking them into drinking more) deserve to be raped. Very classy. Glad I never got this kind of fatherly advice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 6/24/2013

    " One Dad records all the things he wants his daughter to know! Funny, touching and at times heartwrenching, and IMO, holder of the world's longest title! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fei | 6/8/2013

    " A father's insights for his daughters. I didn't agree with ALL of the chapters, but it was a refreshing perspective. He shares personal stories in each chapter to help persuade his point, instead of forcing it down. Great read for teenage daughters, or even those older! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Dancer | 5/25/2013

    " Very informative, but it is very humorous when he tells you of tales of when he was a teen. loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dragon Queen | 12/12/2012

    " very well written, and i also enjoyed the humor aspects. no one is too old to read this because we are still females who are trying to find themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 3/30/2012

    " Loved the way this author approached all these issues without preaching! Just laid out the facts. After John reads it, my girls are next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 2/6/2012

    " Humorous and serious advice for daughters - fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/12/2011

    " 8/8/09 Very good advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna | 11/18/2011

    " This book is good. I liked it because I learned a lot about a dad's point of view. And also what our parent's want us to learn about in life. I enjoyed this book. And I hope that other people read it too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandon | 2/15/2011

    " One dad's advice to his daughter. A couple of difficult issues handled well and with some good humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 8/9/2010

    " I liked this but couldn't get Steve to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 8/3/2009

    " 8/8/09 Very good advice.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 3/11/2009

    " I liked this but couldn't get Steve to read it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandon | 2/27/2009

    " One dad's advice to his daughter. A couple of difficult issues handled well and with some good humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 8/13/2008

    " This was Recommended to me by a mother of 4 daughters. I bought it before reading it, but I have no regrets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcsilver | 8/7/2008

    " I had read that this is a good book for pre-teen girls - it was cute and has some good ideas for frank talks with daughters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/1/2008

    " This is so sweet, I'm thinking of chucking the 1,000+ pages I've written in Lucy's journal and just giving her this instead! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna | 3/24/2008

    " This book is good. I liked it because I learned a lot about a dad's point of view. And also what our parent's want us to learn about in life. I enjoyed this book. And I hope that other people read it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tierney | 3/1/2008

    " Someone gave this to my husband when we had a baby girl, but I read it and thought it was pretty funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/8/2008

    " This book is really great. My daughters will definitely read this when they are older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 8/29/2007

    " Humorous and serious advice for daughters - fun read. "

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About the Author

Philip Van Munching is the author of Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (so they can look up your skirt): A Dad’s Advice for Daughters. He has been a guest on such shows as Dr. Phil and the Today Show. He lives in Manhattan.