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Being Good at Being Bad: Troubled Teenagers Factor

by:
Jose Rosado (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-4248-5 ©2007
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 201 pages
Category/Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

A unique look at a lifestyle becoming prevalent among teens fueled by anger and seeking status. Factors include: Home – abuse, neglect. Community – gangs, drugs, entertainment industry. Schools – low expectations. Solutions proposed.

Abstract:
This book addresses the factors that contribute to the detriment of our troubled teens including: Home – abuse, neglect, parental substance abuse and broken homes. Community – drugs, violence, gangs and the entertainment industry. Schools – low expectations and school violence.

As they experience failure in these three crucial areas, troubled teens take on a being good at being bad attitude to gain status within their subculture.

The book delivers a powerful message regarding the issues and provides strategies that could lead to overcoming the negative trends. It will push you to question the status quo and political barriers that perpetuate this lifestyle.

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Customer Reviews

  Moving story , 11/03/2007
Reviewer: Rob Hopkins
I had the luck to read an early transcript of this book, thanks to my friendship with the author. I'm anxious to see the final product. The story told in this book is at once greatly disturbing and also an inspirational saga of the trials that life can bring to a person.

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  , 11/08/2007
Reviewer: Carol Pena
I read the book and it brought out the reality of what is out in the world today, only things have gotten worse. Growing up on the South Side myself I can relate to all of these issues that are in this book. I call myself a survivor, although I have many friends and family members that also got involved in the wrong things and also struggled through the rough times back then. Some of them were not fortunate to make it, others are still struggling. Jose Rosado is trying to show people both young and old that all things are possible if you really want it. Reach out for those goals and reach out to people that really want you get and do better in life today. He is an inspiration to some of our young people and I hope that through his writing and through his daily life he touches someone that may really want to change their life and make themselves out to be a better person.

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  Touches lives , 11/13/2007
Reviewer: Jill Stewart
After reading this book, I was shocked to learn that Mr. Rosado was once good at being bad. It goes to show that if one individual, who had a rough life growing up, can fight and overcome negativity and become so successful. It proves that there is hope for troubled teens these days. As I began to read, I found myself intrigued and I was looking forward to each chapter. Being a mother of a child who slipped into negativity, I can definitely relate. I recommend this book to anyone: to troubled teens, to parents, to teachers, to advisors, to anyone. Mr. Rosado will touch everyone's and anyone's heart who reads it.

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  , 11/14/2007
Reviewer: MILLIE RIVERAQ
ME ENCANTO LA FORMA EN QUE ESTA HECHO EL CONTESTO DEL LIBRO LE FELICITO SR ROSADO POR TAN BUEN MATERIAL ESPERO QUE TAMBIEN ESTE DISPONIBLE EN ESPAÑOL PARA LAS PERSONA QUE LE GUSTARIA LEERLO EN ESPANOL , ESPERO ESTO AYUDA MUCHO A LOS NIÑOS BUENA SUERTE LE DOY UNA A POR NOTA

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  Open your eyes and heart , 11/15/2007
Reviewer: Elizabeth Donaldson Kreidler
Mr. Rosado's book has effectively opened not only my eyes, but my heart as well. This is a riveting story of how Mr. Rosado's refusal to be a victim gave him the courage to step over the invisible boundary lines drawn by society into a world of self-actualization and opportunity. Sharing his personal and professional experiences as the base for framing the issues confronting our troubled teens, he offers solutions worthy of consideration. Dysfunctional homes, gangs, the war on drugs and school violence are only a few of the issues he tackles. Oprah-if you're reading this, book him now!

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