9-Year-Old Author Tells How To Talk To Girls, Moms, Dads, and Santa!

by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Thursday, August 20 2009, 2:45pm. Viewed 748 times.

Alec Greven wrote his first self help book at the age of 9 when he was in the third grade in Castle Rock, Colorado, as a school assignment.  Then he sold copies of it at his school book fair for $3.00.  Now he has a publisher, HarperCollins, and he's taken his advice to such tv spots as Ellen, the Tonight Show, and others.  Alec's first book is How to Talk To Girls, based on his observations at Soaring Hawk Elementary School.  I love the end of that book:  "Whatever happens, don't let it make you crazy.  That's it.  I am all out of ideas.  Good-bye!  Good luck!"

But apparently he really wasn't all out of ideas, because he went on to write How to Talk to Moms and How To Talk to Dads, and coming out this fall is How To Talk to Santa.

Alec is one cool character.  You can click here for  the HarperCollins page on Alec to see an interview with him on How to Talk to Girls.  But what I want to know is, has Alec's advice worked for him?   I haven't found the answer to that anywhere.


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