Matt Whyman is best known as the agony uncle for Bliss and AOL, and as a frank spokesman on teen and relationship issues. He has written numerous health awareness campaigns, for Radio One, The Health Education Authority and Brook Advisory, and was an advisor on youth issues to the Government's Chief Medical Officer. Matt is also part of the award-winning team at TheSite.org, the UK's leading online info resource for young people, described as 'groundbreaking' by Tony Blair. He is also the author of a number of children's fiction books.
'A non-squeamish compendium of useful stuff.' -- The Times '... straightforward, no hold-barred, non-preachy advice on everything from how to treat girls to how to say no to drugs, and the book's written and presented in a cool, no-nonsense style that the Dawson's Creek generation identify with.' -- Ladies First 'Arms teenage boys with the correct information in order for them to feel confident in the choices they make' -- Parents' News 'While there are many books like this for teenage girls... self-help books for boys are rarer, so this is a welcome edition.' -- Writing Magazine 'Answers all the questions boys are dying to ask. There have been many books like this for girls but this has everything that is cool for boys' -- The Bookseller 'very useful handbook[s] for boys, but also good for parents and girls too.' -- Daily Record, Glasgow 'XY ... comes as a relief. The agony uncle and health writer has written a sensible book - discussing sex and sexuality, drink and drugs, dealing with friends, girlfriends and family - in a way that's both informative and appealing to teenagers.' -- Woman 'a friendly and down-to-earth compendium of basic common sense. It doesn't preach, it isn't squeamish, and it covers a wide range of issues.' -- Jill Murphy, The Bookbag