POWER, BEAUTY AND LEGITIMACY OF ADOLESENCE BY SUSAN JANE BRODA TAMBURI
Ppaperback published by Clink Street Publishing
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Power, Beauty and Legitimacy of Adolescence. Understanding the teenage years, from their complexity in reality to some fictional representations in Anglo-Saxon, French and Italian literature.
Based on thorough experience in teaching, pedagogy and parenting, this book is a helpful guide for parents and teachers who want to help teenagers, the best way they can, in becoming adults.
Susan Jane Broda Tamburi provides an instructive, yet very simple approach to a full understanding of the complex mechanisms of adolescence. The author also analyses some enlightening representations of teenagers in literature.
I really enjoyed reading power, Beauty and Legitimacy of Adolesence, It’s not often I get the chance to read a non -fiction self help book.
This non-fiction book is to be a helpful guide for parents and teachers who want to help teenagers.
I think this guide here is to understand teenagers much more into today’s world. Understanding the teenage years, well we all were teenagers once, but have times changed since we were young? There is also in this book understanding teenagers growing into young adults. I loved the cover of the young girl, with arms folded just like girls do when there in a bit of a mood and want their own way.
About the author
I was born in Geneva from an English mother and an Italian father who both had come to Switzerland to work in international organisations. I travelled a lot when I was young visiting my two families in London and Rome. I went to school in Geneva and after one year spent in England in an Art School, I went to Geneva university where I got a masters degree in English, French and Italian literature. I started teaching during my studies and never stopped. I got married and had 4 children. Today I am still a teacher but am also responsible for teacher training in my school and at university. I have been living for 8 years with my American partner whom I had dated when I was a teenager. After having gone our separate ways we reconnected later in life and are living happily together in Geneva although we spend a lot of time in California.
My eldest son is an architect in Geneva, my eldest daughter has just obtained a bachelor at Brunel University in digital design, my youngest son is studying economics in Lausanne and my youngest daughter is enjoying a gap year doing voluntary work in Costa Rica and New Zealand before starting medical school.
We all get on well and are considered by friends and relatives as a “fusional” family, whatever that means…
I started writing articles at the age of twenty for an animal journal when part -time working in a zoo. A few years later I wrote a collection of children’s stories. I recently decided to write a book on adolescence in French which was published in November 2018, I then made a longer adaptation of it in English and have currently finished the Italian version.