It's not always easy to figure out what's right or wrong.
Your parents say one thing, your teachers say another, and your friends say something else entirely. Is it okay to tell a friend that her cookies taste awful? How should you respond when you see someone cheating on a test? And what's the big deal with downloading music for free?
Whether it's about the use of the internet (copying homework papers?) or sports (steroids?), friendship, family, school, or affairs of the heart, kids often find themselves asking: What's the right thing to do? With five simple and clear ethical principles as a foundation, and plenty of out-of-real-life dilemmas as examples, Dr. Bruce Weinstein offers answers and an approach to things that teens will find useful and reliable. With a good dose of common sense, this accessible life guide proves that, while no one can give you all of the answers, Bruce Weinstein can give you the tools to make the best decisions you can -- anywhere, anytime.
About the Author
Bruce Weinstein is the chef and co-creator of All-Time Favorite Sheet Cakes & Slab Pies with Mark Scarbrough. A life-long New Yorker, he wanted to leave the city--so he now lives in rural New England. Don't ask. He can rip through Chopin Nocturnes, knits whenever he's not cooking, and is quick to ask "Who's up for a cocktail?" He went to "Fame" for high school, took off for chef school, and put in his time at Manhattan advertising firms. He loves Modigliani, is indifferent to Picasso, and has been forced to sit through more post-modern, avant-garde music than anyone should. His patience is boundless--except when it comes to bridge.
Harriet Russell illustrated Is It Still Cheating if I don't Get Caught? from Roaring Brook Press.
“Every family needs a copy of Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught? by Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.” —Family Circle
“This appealing guide speaks to the ethical dilemmas that all young people experience in their daily lives, and it should prompt considerable conversation and reflection.” —Kirkus Reviews
“… Readers will identify with many of the issues raised.” —Publishers Weekly
“The approachable tone of the book and the realistic scenarios make this a good choice for those teens who need some advice about how to deal with all that they face in their daily lives.” —School Library Journal
“The author, also known in Web circles as "The Ethics Guy," is a well-known motivational speaker and syndicated columnist who has published other self-help books on life skills and cooking. It is highly readable, practical, economical, and sensible--perfect for all nonfiction collections.” —VOYA
“Drawing examples from teen life, the nationally syndicated columnist offers specific questions, sample responses, and explanations of the ethical responses using his principles . . . . Readers looking for a game plan for their lives will be well served by this clearly articulated approach.” —Booklist