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Auntie SparkNotes: Pessimists, Go Home

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 8, 2010
Haters gonna hate, friends gonna make you feel miserable about your supposedly impending breakup. —Sparkitors Dearest Auntie, As so many letters begin, there’s this boy. He’s completely adorable, remarkably handsome, gentlemanly, empathetic, intelligent, unique, and I must have been a saint in a past life because he ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Pessimists, Go Home

Auntie SparkNotes: Kleptomomiac

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 7, 2010
What should you do when your mom's stealing? Auntie knows. —Sparkitors Hi Auntie! I have a problem, like everyone else who writes in to you, except my problem is someone else's problem. Namely, my mom's. You see, my mom is a thief. No, not the cool spy-kind, but ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Kleptomomiac

Auntie SparkNotes' Budget Gift Guide

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 6, 2010
How should you handle Christmas when you're broke? Auntie knows! —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, A few months ago, my dad retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service. On the upside, he can't be sent back to Iraq, but on the downside, he has been unable ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes' Budget Gift Guide

Auntie SparkNotes: Stepmama Drama

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 3, 2010
What should you do when your stepmother thinks you're a skank? Auntie has the answer. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, My Dad recently remarried, and for the most part it's been fine. I like my new stepbrother and my new step sister is one of my closest friends. I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Stepmama Drama

Give Needy Words a Holiday Home

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 3, 2010
If you speak English, you know that the English language is full of words—words like pulchritudinous, or mollycoddle, or dudgeon—that don't get a whole lot of use. Oh, sure, you might grab one from the thesaurus when you're trying to describe the awesome awesomeness of ... More  →
Give Needy Words a Holiday Home

Auntie SparkNotes: Due Dating

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 2, 2010
Dear Auntie, This is possibly the shortest letter you have ever gotten. Here's my question—What's the right age to start dating? First things first, Sparkler: This is NOT the shortest letter I've ever gotten. The shortest letter I've ever gotten had just three words in it. Although ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Due Dating

Ask Kat: No Booze, No Friends?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 1, 2010
As we all know, the greatest thing about graduating from high school and entering college is that, from here on out, you'll be free forever from the personal problems that plagued you as a younger person. Your friends will never treat you badly; your crush ... More  →
Ask Kat: No Booze, No Friends?

Auntie SparkNotes: Little Cheaty Dreams

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 1, 2010
We had a cheating dream about R. Kelly two nights ago. And we're still mad at our alarm for waking us up. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, About three months ago I started dating an intelligent, funny, attractive and charming boy, that I will call Mr. X. We ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Little Cheaty Dreams

SparkStyle: Scarfing Some Turkey

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 1, 2010
When I was a little kid, I dreaded the arrival of Thanksgiving. Not because I have a terrible phobia of yams and pie, but because it was one of the three times per year that my mother, despite my decidedly un-frilly fashion sense and registered ... More  →
SparkStyle: Scarfing Some Turkey

Auntie SparkNotes: OMNG

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 30, 2010
Apparently, screaming, "Shut up or I'll kick you!" isn't a good way to handle rude people. Auntie teaches us so much! —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have a bit of a problem: I am an Atheist, but that's not the problem. The issue here is people's reaction ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: OMNG
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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