Teenagers face difficult choices: education, peer pressure, drugs, pregnancy, etc. As teenagers go about the task of raising themselves either by choice or because they are forced to, they need to know the consequences of their decisions. In an easy, conversational style, the audiobook takes the listener through many key topics such the true costs of living in today's economy; the distractions and doubts that plague so many teens; career options; managing money; how one measures success. With Raising Yourself we try to keep things focused as well as simple. This is not a textbook, but rather a user's guide to life. When you pick it up, you should be able to start applying what you learn immediately. One of the key takeaways of the audiobook is that there is no time like today to get started. We designed the audiobook to fit that very idea.