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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a young adult coming-of-age epistolary novel by American writer Stephen Chbosky , which was first published on February 1, , by Pocket Books. Set in the early s, the novel follows Charlie, an introverted observing teenager, through his freshman year of high school in a Pittsburgh suburb. The novel details Charlie's unconventional style of thinking as he navigates between the worlds of adolescence and adulthood, and attempts to deal with poignant questions spurred by his interactions with both his friends and family. Chbosky took five years to develop and publish The Perks of Being a Wallflower ,  creating the characters and other aspects of the story from his own memories. The novel addresses themes permeating adolescence, including sexuality , drug use , rape , and mental health , while also making several references to other literary works, films, and pop culture in general. Because of the mentioned themes, it was banned in some American schools for its content. Throughout the — school year , Charlie, the year-old protagonist, begins writing letters about his own life to an unknown recipient addressed, "dear friend".
I too married for love but there's no emotional energy, support or empathy left for the darling wife. If he is luck to be off call during the weekend, I would sleep most of the weekends away to make up the sleep deprivation. How do you feel about that. We try to make this place a little better than we found it. What goes on in those sacred temples. I'm married an interventional cardiologist; and I wish I only knew 5 years ago before she started her fellowship what the heck I was signing up for. It would be foolish to acquiesce a Mormon girl to drink coffee. Why prophets are awesome.