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A Girl’s Guide to Misfitting In

Combining humor, wit, and positive thinking, Uncool: A Girl’s Guide to Misfitting In (September 2007; Zest Books; $9.95 US; 128 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9772660-7-4) examines what it means to be “uncool.” Written in a hip, engaging, straight-up tone that’s unlike typical “girl left out” books, Uncool offers up a quirky set of rules for navigating the sometimes isolating world of high school social cliques and awkwardness.
In Uncool, a girl will ponder the social world around her (even the layout of the cafeteria), gain a better understanding of her arch nemesis (keep your enemies close!), and embrace her off-the-beaten-path fashion aesthetics. She’ll learn to align herself with freethinkers, appreciate her true friends, and find a place where she misfits in.

Uncool includes:
• An examination of the social pecking order
• Book and music recommendations for outsiders and underdogs
• Peer pressure management tips
• Quotes from real-life girls about being “uncool”
• Chinese fortunes and rules for misfitness
• Pop quiz! Are you as open-minded as you think?

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A Girl’s Guide to Misfitting In

by Erin Elisabeth Conley
September 2007; $9.95 US;
128 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9772660-7-4

Erin Elisabeth Conley
is a Los Angeles based freelance writer and editor. She brings her bratty cat Mouche with her wherever she goes. She recently tripped, broke her foot, and felt very uncool.