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Oh, That Dirty Dictionary

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 28, 2010
If you're between the ages of 12 and 20, and you've ever spent time unsupervised in a library, classroom, or other area that contains reference books, then you are undoubtedly familiar with a little game that we like to call “Dirty Dictionary”—the delightful practice of ... More  →
Oh, That Dirty Dictionary

Auntie SparkNotes: Crush, the Aftermath

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 27, 2010
It's a two-fer! Today, we've got a pair of letters about how to handle a non-starting crush. Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Last year was my freshman year at my high school, and I met a really nice senior – let's call him Jim. We talked and spent a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Crush, the Aftermath

Auntie SparkNotes: No Brain, No Shoes, No Service

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 26, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I’m in my 4th year and I just saw the results of a recent college entrance test I took. I didn’t pass. Many of my classmates did. Yes, this makes me pathetic. I can’t take the test again. This makes me twice as ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: No Brain, No Shoes, No Service

Applying to Colleges? Be Sure to Protect Your Underpants.

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 25, 2010
Remember in early December, when Facebook made some changes to its privacy settings? You may have seen an alert at the top of your profile that went something like this: Oh, HEY, you guys! How are you? Sooooo, we're just making a few little tweaks to ... More  →
Applying to Colleges? Be Sure to Protect Your Underpants.

Auntie SparkNotes: Getting Stood Up

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 25, 2010
Auntie, ...gosh, this is embarrassing. I am in need of major guy-advice – I simply do not understand them. I met a guy who is a mutual friend of some of my friends. We "clicked" and ended up talking and even.. "canoodling". Well, it was a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Getting Stood Up

Auntie SparkNotes: Updates and Breakups

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 22, 2010
Hey Sparklers! Before we get going with the advice-giving, I've got updates from letter-writers past. Ready? - Sad summertime guy saw a doctor for depression, and is now channeling his angst into being a crazy-talented drummer and thrash musician. - The awkward daughter has started having actual ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Updates and Breakups

Auntie SparkNotes: Bye Bye, (High School) Love

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 21, 2010
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I feel really silly, but I need help. I'm an 18 year old senior, and my boyfriend and I started dating at the end of ninth grade, so we've almost been together for 3 years. We love each other very much. I've told ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Bye Bye, (High School) Love

Auntie SparkNotes: Liking Your Own Package

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 20, 2010
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am in my second year of college and I have never had a girlfriend, and I could count with one hand the amount of girls that I have kissed (all of them stemming from truth-or-dare situations). I wouldn't consider myself attractive ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Liking Your Own Package

The Auntie SparkNotes Guide to...Auntie SparkNotes

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 20, 2010
Dear Sparklers, In addition to the usual advice-giving (post to come later), today I'm tackling a topic that I really should've addressed ages ago—a topic I was reminded of this week, after one of you nicely jogged my memory: I was wondering, you must get tons of ... More  →
The Auntie SparkNotes Guide to...Auntie SparkNotes

Auntie SparkNotes: The Unkindest Cut

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 19, 2010
Hi Auntie Sparknotes, I used to have a problem with self-injury. I was going through a rough period at the beginning of junior year and I used to cut myself on my shins and ankles. If you've ever read The Luckiest Girl in the World, the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Unkindest Cut
About the Author
kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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