A vivid and insightful view inside the life of a young girl growing up in today’s complex world. NINETEEN: A Reflection of My Teenage Experience in an Extraordinary Life: What I have Learned, and What I Have to Share is the deeply personal and revealing memoir of now 20-year old Chelsea Krost. She tells her story, pointing out the pitfalls and offering candid advice on how to avoid them. In it, she addresses peer pressure, body image and her battle with anorexia, sex and love, relationships, bullying, self-identity, spirituality and discovering her, “drug” of choice.
Chelsea recognizes young girls’ need for love, encourages them to seek out good role models, to be persistent, and find a purpose for their life. She speaks with sensitivity of an older, trusted sister and friend; and gives you room to decide on your own how to discover the power of your own voice.
Chelsea embraces life’s joys and bravely faces life’s sorrows. Written with wit, irony and honesty, this is an important handbook for young women growing up in a society of strong traditions and modern freedoms.
Chelsea’s relentless spirit is an inspiration to young girls and women. She reminds us that young women are filled with opinions that need to be spoken—and heard.