Teenager’s Book of Life, The / Tony Griffin

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Once in a while a book comes along just when it is needed.

Teenagers are coming of age in an uncertain and sometimes scary world. The Teenager’s Book of Life gives young people the tools they need to take their first steps in a grown-up world that expects a lot of them and can often be unforgiving. It helps them to be honest with themselves about who they are and where they want to go in life, and it encourages them to have the confidence to pursue their passions and reach for their dreams.


Through a mosaic of stories, inspiring quotes and call-to-action exercises, former GAA star Tony Griffin guides teenagers on journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, challenging them to believe in their abilities, value their uniqueness and appreciate the difference they can make by being true to themselves. Without sugar-coating the realities of life and the obstacles it throws in our way, Tony speaks to the mind, heart and soul of every teenager, offering meaning, comfort and hard-won insight.

By drawing on his ten years of working with teenagers and listening to their experiences, Tony goes right to the core, examining the most important dilemmas every teenager faces. An emotional rollercoaster of life-changing firsts, ecstatic highs and devastating lows needs a travel guide, and The Teenager’s Book of Life is exactly that.


Tony Griffin has always been fascinated by the human experience and has travelled the world to study his passion. In 2010 he co-authored the bestselling book Screaming at the Sky, which was recognised for courageously dismantling taboos around mental health. In 2011 he co-founded the Soar Foundation, a pioneering emotional and mental health organisation that focuses on developing teenagers’ resilience and character.