Recognizing that boys’ issues and problems have too long been ignored, Rosalind (a mother of two boys), decided to pull back the curtain on “Boy World”, working collaboratively with middle-school and high-school boys for a period of two years to chart the emotional terrain that boys inhabit. But as she was working on her book for the boys’ parents, Rosalind realized that teenage boys themselves are in desperate need of guidance. They need a book, The Guide, that speaks directly to them (in a boy-friendly format and in their language) about the problems they face every day:

  • How do you get out of the friendzone (where girls refuse to take you seriously)?
  • What’s the right way to react when getting made fun of?
  • How do you talk to your parents so that they’ll actually listen?

With the help of hundreds of middle and high school aged boys, Rosalind has identified and answered the most pressing questions teenage boys have. The result is an invaluable e-guide that no teenage boy should be without.

Check out this video of Rosalind and three of her teenage co-authors discussing what boys aren’t revealing when it comes to love, friendship and loyalty.


The Guide is being simultaneously published with Masterminds and Wingmen, the long-awaited followup to Rosalind’s Queen Bees and Wannabes (which sold over 500,000 copies and inspired the hit film “Mean Girls”). For Masterminds and Wingmen Rosalind will be doing heavy promotion, including a 15 city author tour, and as part of that effort will also be promoting The Guide.


Boys commit suicide at five times the rate of girls. They do worse in school, have more social problems and learning disabilities, and are less likely to attend college. Yet frequently their needs are ignored—often because many boys believe reaching out is a sign of weakness. There is a vital need for a guide that speaks directly to them in their own language and that teaches them effective strategies for coping with their most pressing problems.


If you don’t have an eReader, you can still get The Guide on your computer. Here’s how:

1) Download any reading app. I recommend this one for PC and this one for Mac

2) Simply download The Guide and open the file through your new reading app

3) Enjoy!