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Auntie SparkNotes: Strident Teetotalers and Sloppy Drunks

By kat_rosenfieldJune 7, 2010
Today, Auntie hears from a Sparkler who doesn't drink—and doesn't want her friends to drink, either. —SparkNotes editors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm an eighteen year old high school senior who is against the consumption of alcohol. I have always held this view, and I hope to continue ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Strident Teetotalers and Sloppy Drunks

Auntie SparkNotes: Your Parents Are Doing the Bang-Bang

By kat_rosenfieldJune 4, 2010
Today we hear from a Sparkler with shockingly deviant parents. —Sparkitors Auntie, I’m a 16-year-old guy, and I’m an only child. My parents are a well-to-do couple, and they love me very much and make sure that I’m doing well in school, help me find jobs and ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Your Parents Are Doing the Bang-Bang

Auntie SparkNotes: When Your Ex Dates Your Friend and You Cry

By kat_rosenfieldJune 3, 2010
Before we get to today's column, Auntie has a very special surprise for you: Updates! From past letter-writers! HOORAY! - The girl who was intimidated by her crush's ex-girlfriend reports that she yanked up her confidence pants and asked her crush to the prom... and he ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: When Your Ex Dates Your Friend and You Cry

Auntie SparkNotes: I Keep on Falling... No, Not In Love. Just Falling.

By kat_rosenfieldJune 2, 2010
Today's letter-writer started off her email with a bunch of social niceties. Check it! Hi Auntie! How are you? Do you get a lot of casual questions? What's your favorite color? I have one more question for you... How do I get around being so klutzy ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Keep on Falling... No, Not In Love. Just Falling.

Auntie SparkNotes: Cheating Tom or Mary Sue?

By kat_rosenfieldJune 1, 2010
We cheated once in high school, and we still feel guilty about it. —SparkNotes editors Dear Auntie, I need your help. Right now in Chemistry, we are taking a series of tests intimidatingly called "The Gauntlet"-- it actually only comes out to one test grade but ultimately ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Cheating Tom or Mary Sue?

If Famous Writers Signed Your Yearbook

By kat_rosenfieldMay 28, 2010
If you've received your yearbook, you've probably spent the past several days doing the Yearbook Dance—running around, thrusting it into the hands of friends and acquaintances, and making sure that everyone leaves an indelible mark to commemorate your time together as lab partners/homeroom comrades/BFFS-turned-mortal-enemies. It's ... More  →
If Famous Writers Signed Your Yearbook

Auntie SparkNotes: Whispering Secretfriends

By kat_rosenfieldMay 28, 2010
Pssss pss psss secrets whisper ppsssss. —Shhhhparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have a problem with my friends. In a group of six I'm the only guy, and the problem is is that I feel excluded. In P.E., Friend A, Friend B, me, and occasionally others all have ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Whispering Secretfriends

Happy Birthday, Miss Marm!!!

By kat_rosenfieldMay 27, 2010
Do you know what today is? If you said "National Grape Popsicle Day!," you'd be right! But if you thought that a celebration of grape popsicles was the most important thing to happen today, you'd be WRONG. Because today is not just a day to ... More  →
Happy Birthday, Miss Marm!!!

Auntie SparkNotes: And by "Nice," I Mean, "You're a Weenie"

By kat_rosenfieldMay 27, 2010
This guy sounds like your Sparkitors' idea of heaven. ADD, atheist, bad boy, scrawny? Yes, please! —Spark eds Dear Auntie Sparknotes, Auntie, I have a major problem—I'M TOO NICE!!! Okay, so there's this guy that I'm totally NOT interested in—he's the exact opposite of what I want in ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: And by "Nice," I Mean, "You're a Weenie"

Auntie SparkNotes: Wallowing in the Misery Muck

By kat_rosenfieldMay 26, 2010
When we go through breakups, we listen to Ricky Gervais/Steve Merchant/Karl Pilkington podcasts while weeping quietly. Just a suggestion. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have a friend whose girlfriend just broke up with him. He's been pretty depressed about the ordeal for a few weeks now, and, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Wallowing in the Misery Muck
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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