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Never preachy, always informative, and full of laughs, "Leaving Home" is packed with tried and true nuggets, from tips on finding an apartment to tips on getting your eviction notice reversed, from someone with a sense of humor who's "been there, done that." The reader is walked through essentials such as building a home-grown vacation, "Too Broke to Break?" handling depression, "It Can Get You and You Can Fight Back," and dealing with school and job jitters. Eleven sections are crammed with advice on furnishing apartments, mastering the ancient art of bartering, living with "the boss without a heart, the prof without a clue," and more. It includes such gems as: The Yard Sale -- Your "Vintage Kitchenware Store"; Rules for Roommates: Rent Is Not A Voluntary Contribution; Your Mother Is No Longer the Alarm Clock; The Mail Is Always For You! "Leaving Home" not only relays how to avoid common pitfalls, but also how to get out after you've landed in them face first! Pearls of wisdom and insightful cartoons make this a must-read for anyone starting life on their own.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780740733031
ISBN-10: 0740733036
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lynn Johnston

Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and grew up in British Columbia. Today, she lives in Corbeil, Ontario. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society in 1986. She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Andie (Adrienne) Parton was born in Northern Quebec, Canada. She has lived in many cities across North America and knows plenty about leaving home. She was a life skills coach for many foster teenagers, and has well prepared them and her own three children for life on their own. Andie works as a lab technologist at McMaster Medical Center in Hamilton, Ontario, and lives with her partner, Steve, in Dundas, Ontario, Canada.

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