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Living with...An Emo Kid

Written and Illustrated by Charlie Mills with Paul Tunis


Hardcover, 5 by 7.75 inches, 96 pp.


Is someone near to you in retreat? Are you finding scraps of poetry lying about? What about hairdye stains in the shower?

Are you sharing your residence with a person who loves the dark?

You might be Living with an...Emo Kid!

Learn how to diagnose both the male and female emo teen. See charts dissecting the lyrics, the startling personal look and the attire of choice. Discover ways to deal with the emo kid’s angst with a capital “A” so that you don’t end up on his or her blog of “People I Hate and Why!”

You’re not alone. If you can see both emo humor and truth, you might even find you’re a little bit emo, too.

Paul Tunis, an ex-Emo, often returns to the scenes of his excess near Phoenix. He writes and teaches in Brooklyn, NY.

Living with...The Next Big Thing: Diva Division

Written and Illustrated by Charlie Mills with Erika Oppenheimer


Hardcover, 5 by 7.75 inches, 89 pp.


Is your daughter or niece or sister majoring in Fame? Is your school roommate or camp bunkmate hogging the only decent mirror to practice her glam smile? If you’re proximate to a wannabe, the odds are you’re Living with...The Next Big Thing in the “Diva Division.”

It’s not easy sharing space with a future American idol (talent yet to be super evident) or Star, no matter how much you care about her. Celebrity cool takes years of training and every detail matters. The Next Big Thing is so beautiful and so young and she needs your patience (applause) and help (clap harder, please). Learn how to laugh with an emerging diva, not at her, and you’ll still be in her life when she hits the top (or mellows).

Living with...A Gamer

Written and Illustrated by Charlie Mills with Daniel Kleinman


Hardcover, 5 by 7.75 inches, 96 pp.


Is the friend or relative you once knew done with hanging around people? Does he or she prefer 3D graphics? And is this person developing thumb-tip blisters as he or she nears the top of his game? If you’re not registering on his or her screen, You’re Living...with a Gamer.

Save your frequent-flyer miles for what really matters. Gamers dream not of surfing off Pacific-licked beaches or scaling snowcapped Himalayans but of finger-exercise at ultimate competitions in Toronto.Your ideas of fun may not coincide, but you’ve got to admire the Gamer’s all-night stamina. Learn to recognize and appreciate this dexterous guy or gal with the help of the first and best field guide to these cutting-edge homo-sapiens.

Daniel Kleinman, older brother of a teen gamer, is a California dude.


"These books are a funny and funky way to promote parent/teen middle ground."