Go Ask Alice

A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale.

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689832494

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn't even life without drugs… It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth—and ultimately her life. Read her diary. Enter her world. You will never forget her. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl’s harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful—and as timely—today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.

Go Ask Alice

And one thing leads to another. This book was first published several decades ago as the shocking real diary of a young woman. Whether it is fact or fiction is up to you to decide.

Author: Anonymous Anonymous

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9781784873172

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 256

View: 418

Have you ever kept a diary? This is the diary of a young girl growing up in sixties America - an honest account of teenage life. But as well as discovering new friends, dating and going to parties, the author of this diary discovers something else- drugs. It is the era of free love and experimentation with mind-bending substances. And one thing leads to another. This book was first published several decades ago as the shocking real diary of a young woman. Whether it is fact or fiction is up to you to decide.BACKSTORY- Read the fascinating story of this mysterious book?s first publication

Go Ask Alice Full

Frank Shiras. go ask alice A Full Length Play BY FRANK SHIRAS THE
DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY Based on the ( actual ) diary of an
anonymous. based on a real diary. Front Cover.

Author: Frank Shiras

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871294906



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50 This may be due to something that Susan Ziegler points out: cautionary tales
like Go Ask Alice “must dramatically flesh out the pleasures ... She continued to
claim that she based the book on the real diary of a real teenage girl,
conveniently ...

Author: Christopher L. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022659100X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Writing a new page in the surprisingly long history of literary deceit, Impostors examines a series of literary hoaxes, deceptions that involved flagrant acts of cultural appropriation. This book looks at authors who posed as people they were not, in order to claim a different ethnic, class, or other identity. These writers were, in other words, literary usurpers and appropriators who trafficked in what Christopher L. Miller terms the “intercultural hoax.” In the United States, such hoaxes are familiar. Forrest Carter’s The Education of Little Tree and JT LeRoy’s Sarah are two infamous examples. Miller’s contribution is to study hoaxes beyond our borders, employing a comparative framework and bringing French and African identity hoaxes into dialogue with some of their better-known American counterparts. In France, multiculturalism is generally eschewed in favor of universalism, and there should thus be no identities (in the American sense) to steal. However, as Miller demonstrates, this too is a ruse: French universalism can only go so far and do so much. There is plenty of otherness to appropriate. This French and Francophone tradition of imposture has never received the study it deserves. Taking a novel approach to this understudied tradition, Impostors examines hoaxes in both countries, finding similar practices of deception and questions of harm.

Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature

Go Ask Alice is a work of fiction as Tompkins points out (though it was not
authored by the writing staff of Dragnet). That being said, the book purported to
be a real diary and until the mid-'80s Go Ask Alice was shelved in stores and
libraries as ...

Author: Antero Garcia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462093989

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Young Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps more than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty-first century. With the rise of mega blockbuster films based on these books in recent years, the young adult genre is being co-opted by curious adult readers and by Hollywood producers. However, while the genre may be getting more readers than ever before, Young Adult literature remains exclusionary and problematic: few titles feature historically marginalized individuals, the books present heteronormative perspectives, and gender stereotypes continue to persist. Taking a critical approach, Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres offers educators, youth librarians, and students a set of strategies for unpacking, challenging, and transforming the assumptions of some of the genre's most popular titles. Pushing the genre forward, Antero Garcia builds on his experiences as a former high school teacher to offer strategies for integrating Young Adult literature in a contemporary critical pedagogy through the use of participatory media.

Go Ask Alice

Goodnight , Alice . You ' re doing real well . Keep it up . ( FATHER exits . ALICE
finds her small flashlight , sits up in bed with her back to the door and
surreptitiously reads aloud from her diary . ) ALICE . “ I guess I just can ' t be
secure no matter ...

Author: Frank Shiras

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871292759

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 42

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A History Ben Yagoda. ultimately death by drug overdose, proved the point. In the
original edition, a note from “The Editors” states: “Go Ask Alice is based on the
actual diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user. . . . Names, dates, places and certain ...

Author: Ben Yagoda

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101151471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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From a critically acclaimed cultural and literary critic, a definitive history and analysis of the memoir. From Saint Augustine?s Confessions to Augusten Burroughs?s Running with Scissors, from Julius Caesar to Ulysses Grant, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the art of memoir has had a fascinating life, and deserves its own biography. Cultural and literary critic Ben Yagoda traces the memoir from its birth in early Christian writings and Roman generals? journals all the way up to the banner year of 2007, which saw memoirs from and about dogs, rock stars, bad dads, good dads, alternadads, waitresses, George Foreman, Iranian women, and a slew of other illustrious persons (and animals). In a time when memoir seems ubiquitous and is still highly controversial, Yagoda tackles the autobiography and memoir in all its forms and iterations. He discusses the fraudulent memoir and provides many examples from the past?and addresses the ramifications and consequences of these books. Spanning decades and nations, styles and subjects, he analyzes the hallmark memoirs of the Western tradition?Rousseau, Ben Franklin, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Edward Gibbon, among others. Yagoda also describes historical trends, such as Native American captive memoirs, slave narratives, courtier dramas (where one had to pay to NOT be included in a courtesan?s memoir). Throughout, the idea of memory and truth, how we remember and how well we remember lives, is intimately explored. Yagoda's elegant examination of memoir is at once a history of literature and taste, and an absorbing glimpse into what humans find interesting--one another.

Lucy in the Sky

A diary by an unnamed 16-year-old drug addict from an upper middle-class neighborhood in Santa Monica documents the ruination of her life after experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a party, after which she rejects everything she once ...

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442451874

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 267

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A diary by an unnamed 16-year-old drug addict from an upper middle-class neighborhood in Santa Monica documents the ruination of her life after experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a party, after which she rejects everything she once cared about. By the author of O. Simultaneous.

Go Ask Alice

A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.



ISBN: 9780329471248

Category: Diaries

Page: 212

View: 782

Based on the diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user chronicling her struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.

Banned in the U S A

Synopsis and Background: Go Ask Alice is a novel said to be based on the actual
diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user who is identified only as "Anonymous" by the
publisher. The author/narrator, the daughter of a 226 • Banned in the USA. L.

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

It Happened to Nancy

The editor of the classic GO ASK ALICE has compiled the poignant journals of a 14-year-old date-rape victim who contracted AIDS and died.

Author: Beatrice Sparks

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 006201272X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 618

The editor of the classic GO ASK ALICE has compiled the poignant journals of a 14-year-old date-rape victim who contracted AIDS and died.

Shelf Discovery

EXTRA CREDIT Go Ask Alice By Anonymous 1971 BAND250 GA FLARE
Alice Anonymous STANFORD LIBRARIES Smoke and Mirrors You are just going
to feel ...

Author: Lizzie Skurnick

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

View: 652

An analysis of the literary genre that focused on adolescent girls and evolved between the 1960s and 1980s considers the achievements of such authors as Beverly Cleary, Lois Duncan, and Judy Blume, in a collection of essays in which contributing writers remember the ways in which favorite books changed their lives. 50,000 first printing. Original.

The Highlow Report

REVIEW Go Ask Alice . ... is asked to believe that this contrived piece of writing is
a " Real Diary " and an " Autobiography , " as the book ' s cover claims ?




Category: Youth


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The Book of David

A confessional diary follows the experiences of a star football player who copes with high pressure and expectations by harboring a dark secret that changes everything when revealed.

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442489855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 262

A confessional diary follows the experiences of a star football player who copes with high pressure and expectations by harboring a dark secret that changes everything when revealed.

You re Getting Better Every Day

I just read the best book I have ever read in my entire life. It's called, “Go Ask Alice
” written by Anonymous. It was a diary, much like this one, kept by a 14 year old
girl, who has an addiction to all sort's of drug's. Like LSD. Then at the end of the ...

Author: Sarah Victoria Jackson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450253512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 472

June 12, 1998: a day she will never remember: When 15 year-old Sarah Jackson climbed into a car with an underage drinking driver, she didnt know that choices can impact dreams . The driver lost control and crashed. Sarah sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. She was in a coma for 3 weeks and underwent four months of rehabilitation therapy. With a journal describing her difficulties, essay reactions from friends, moms journal detailing her fears and hopes, and dads monthly newsletters updating friends of her recovery, Sarah is able to show how determination makes it possible to overcome lifes uncertainties. Today, Sarah has become a leader in our nations efforts to promote traffic safety speaking to student and adult audiences across the country. One Life, One Captain is the name of her presentation as she promotes personal responsibility, healthy choices and that wearing a safety belt can save your life too.

The New Criterion

... along with works by Remarque , Knowles , and Salinger , a famously awful “
anonymous ” of fering called Go Ask Alice . The book , billed as the real diary of
an average Sixties teen , chronicles a terrifying descent into drugs and depravity .




Category: Arts


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It s Complicated

Go Ask Alice, purportedly the diary of a teenage girl, documents descent into
addiction, ending with what the prologue indicates as an eventual overdose.
Although some parents and educators want the book banned for describing drug
use, ...

Author: Danah Boyd

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300166435

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 839

A youth and technology expert offers original research on teens’ use of social media, the myths frightening adults, and how young people form communities. What is new about how teenagers communicate through services like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this book, youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, Boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, Boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens, but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, Boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated. “Boyd’s new book is layered and smart . . . It’s Complicated will update your mind.” —Alissa Quart, New York Times Book Review “A fascinating, well-researched and (mostly) reassuring look at how today's tech-savvy teenagers are using social media.” —People “The briefest possible summary? The kids are all right, but society isn’t.” —Andrew Leonard, Salon

Drug Abuse

This quote is from Go Ask Alice , the real diary of a teenage drug user . She later
died of a drug overdose . Although her words may seem very harsh , she is
speaking from the viewpoint of someone who is addicted to drugs . What exactly
do ...

Author: Suzanne J. Murdico

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780817250270

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the dangers of drugs and provides information about getting help for substance abuse problems.

Treating the Adolescent in Family Therapy

Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies 5 : 1 – 14 . Andreas , S . ( 1989 ) .
The true genius of Virginia Satir . The Family Therapy Networker , vol . 13 , no . 1
( Jan . - Feb . ) : 50 – 80 . Anonymous ( 1971 ) . A Real Diary : Go Ask Alice .

Author: Anne K. Fishel

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 290

View: 914

Dr. Anne Fishel argues that teenagers exploring their separate identities fare best when they stay connected with their family. Honoring the simultaneous pulls on adolescents to be attached to, and independent of, their families, she challenges conventional assumptions about this developmental phase and suggests treatment approaches that promote growth while protecting and strengthening family relationships. The key features of family therapy are delineated by imaginatively addressing the problems of a single family with adolescents using seven perspectives_psychodynamic, experiential, structural, behavioral, strategic, systemic, and narrative. Drawing on her own rich clinical experience with adolescents in crisis, Dr. Fishel identifies and illustrates interventions for typical treatment dilemmas such as drug and alcohol use, truancy, suicidal risk, and sexual and aggressive feelings. Two common developmental variations are explored: adolescents having trouble growing up/leaving home, and those whose difficulties are actually rooted in their parents' marital problems. Literate, lively, and engaging, this book presents complex clinical material in an accessible way, offering practical clinical wisdom to therapists working with adolescents and their families.