How Not to Be a Dick

An Everyday Etiquette Guide

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

On the one hand, nobody wants to be a dick. On the other hand, dicks are everywhere! They cut in line, talk behind our backs, recline into our seats, and even have the power to morph into trolls online. Their powers are impressive, but with a little foresight and thoughtfulness, we can take a stand against dickishness today. How Not to Be a Dick is packed with honest and straightforward advice, but it also includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) young people as they confront moments of potential dickishness in their everyday lives. Sometimes they falter, sometimes they triumph, but they always seek to find a better way. And with their help, you can too.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 192
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN028000, YAN051140
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 810
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Table of contents


  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee, Nominated, 2014



“Doherty fires absurd twenty-first-century zingers that happen to be really, really, really funny.”—starred, Booklist

Author, Illustrator: Meghan Doherty

Meghan Doherty is an illustrator and designer whose work has appeared in books such as Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays and on websites and posters for a variety of clients. She has contributed to the Brooklyn-based web magazine She lives in Brooklyn, New York.