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What I Wish I'd Known in High School: A Crash Course in Teenage Survival

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"The Original What I Wish I'd Known in High School volumes 1 and 2, now together in one book"..."Abridged book... Read by the author." 6 CDs.
Paperback, 162 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Deseret Book Co
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Vanessa
Jul 14, 2008 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
All Bytheway books are amazing, and this is no exception. I'm going to get all of the books and CD's and set up a collection for my family!
Amy
May 29, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading this book every day with Spencer. Bytheway is a master at taking important gospel principles and making them entertaining and applicable for the youth. This book has fostered many discussions about topics that I didn't know he was even thinking about yet. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone with a kid entering jr. high. Although it says high school on the cover, I feel like these days kids are doing stuff so much younger so they need to be prepared by jr. high. I am lea ...more
Britt
Sep 14, 2009 Britt rated it it was amazing
Good stuff. I love how Bytheway treats teenagers - with respect, reverence and trust. He teaches them not to just stay out of trouble, but to strive to be valiant, proactive, righteous followers of Christ. Plus, he is so entertaining.

I was inspired to be better.
Kimberly  O'Meara
Jan 31, 2008 Kimberly O'Meara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read that helped me a lot as a teenager. Can't really go wrong with John Bytheway
Kaylan
Mar 09, 2012 Kaylan rated it it was amazing
What I wish I'd Known In High School, is one of the best books I can recommend to teens. This book is all about how to make the most of your high school experience. It answers frequently asked questions and it teaches you how to prioritize in order to get things done. Topics like popularity, self-esteem, persistence, discipline, personal finance, romance, and preparation are all covered in separate chapters.
The author, John Bytheway has a great sense of humor which he uses to his advantage th
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Sienna
Mar 21, 2015 Sienna rated it really liked it
A really simple, fun guide for teenagers on how to improve your spirituality, choices, attitudes, and basically your life in general. I love how John Bytheway teaches really well but makes it entertaining at the same time. There's something everyone can learn from this book. I'd definitely recommend it, especially for teens who are struggling or want to know something they can do to improve their quality of life. The challenges Bytheway gives, the tips and thought-provoking insights, and the quo ...more
Kira Brighton
Jun 11, 2014 Kira Brighton rated it really liked it
So helpful and funny!
Kirsten Bean
Feb 05, 2008 Kirsten Bean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK... so when I read this book in 1996 I loved it. I raved about it. Infact in my 7th grade english class we had to do personal reading and write about it every so often. My teacher was so persuaded by how much I liked the book she asked me if it would be a good book to read allowed to her classes.

when she asked me that I gulped and told her it was a religious book. she was welcome to borrow it, but I wouldn't read it allowed in class.
Karen
Oct 13, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
O.K. As a parent of teenagers, this book came into my life at just the right moment. I was able to find this one from the public library on CD (couldn't find it to purchase)and my children and I listened to it in the car. Then I bought the book. It is one of the most marked up, used books in my house. Lots of practical use for teens, worded in a way they can relate to.
Holly
May 18, 2010 Holly rated it it was amazing
My daughter, Cami, recommended this book to me. She loved it! I did too! I wish I could have read it when I was in high school but there was a lot that was still very applicable. The book is full of doctrine backed up by scriptures and the words of the prophets. It is uplifting, motivating and very entertaining at the same time.
Jessica
Feb 17, 2009 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any and every person 13-up
Two thumbs up! This book is AMAZING! It has a lot of helpful tips and it answered a lot of questions that I had as a student at High School, and it has literally helped me a TON. I think this book will also be helpful to any and every teenager who is willing to read it and gain from it...
Michelle S
Apr 23, 2008 Michelle S rated it really liked it
The book promted my teenager and I to have several fun discussions regarding the ups and downs of teen life. Typical of his style, John Bytheway uses humor to encourage teens to be positive and develop confidence in their abilities. Fabulous read
Kevin
May 27, 2009 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: High School Students
This book was brilliant and really helped to see that I didn't want a lot of the things I thought I did but instead to look at the greater things in this life
Kris Irvin
Jul 12, 2010 Kris Irvin rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was hilarious and awesome AND educational as a teenager. I probably still would. Bytheway is a great author. WIN!
Elise
Sep 03, 2008 Elise rated it it was amazing
i love this book it rally gets you thinking. this book is full of a bunch of ideas and tips to help make it through your teenage years
Kaitee
Jul 21, 2013 Kaitee rated it it was amazing
I loved this so much, I would easily suggest this book to any person. While reading this, I learned so much and grew spiritually! :)
Alysha Speer
I thought this book was relatively fun to read. It was uplifting and I learned a lot of lessons. Plus, John Bytheway is hilarious.
Kathryn
Dec 23, 2008 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
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This book is so amazing! It really makes you feel like you know just how to make it through all your trials! Awesome!
Bekah
Jul 14, 2008 Bekah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: LDS peeps,
Recommended to Bekah by: Vanessa
This has helped me SO much in my teenage life! it's really good, i LOVE IT! this was like the first John bytheway book!
Steven Hummer
Jun 26, 2008 Steven Hummer rated it really liked it
Shelves: religon
This is the very first John Bytheway audiobook I listended to and I was hooked.
Very funny and very informative stuff.
Aubrie
Aug 07, 2009 Aubrie added it
i remember this book having a positive impact on my life when i read it during my last year of high school.
Blythe
I actually listened to the book on CD--it really helped me and I recommend it to all teenagers!
Caitlin
Mar 12, 2012 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
This book is so good! I love John Bytheway. He writes in a way that is so easy to relate to!
Ali
Oct 04, 2008 Ali rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
It has many great quotes and thoughts. I totally recomend reading it, no matter your age.
Sydni
Apr 19, 2011 Sydni rated it liked it
I laughed though this whole book. Bytheway has got a funny take on life, and I love it!
Rebecca
Aug 11, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I remember this book as being a fantastic resource as a teenager.
Brittany
Jun 06, 2008 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lds, self-help
It was funny and had great information. I really liked this book.
Dianne
Feb 26, 2009 Dianne rated it it was amazing
this book is AMAZING it has so much good advice i LOVE it
Christy Moore
It was a really good book and had a lot of great advice.
Joseph
Mar 05, 2009 Joseph rated it it was amazing
A great book for dealing with High School life.
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John Bytheway (born October 1962) is an American author and academic, who is well known as a comic motivational speaker for youth within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Born in Salt Lake City, Bytheway attended the University of Utah and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, receiving a Master's Degree in Religious Education. He also served as a missionary for the LDS Chu ...more
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