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THE FAMILY FOR SALE

Watching TV on the bus Teen TV novelizations invade bookstores and void the teenage mind.
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The tyranny of "Abercrappie" My brother is under the spell of a company that promotes the frat-boy free-for-all.
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When the revolution comes We invite readers to respond to the Family for Sale series with grand plans, brainstorms and blueprints for a better tomorrow.
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The series: An introduction We ponder the family as a marketing bonanza
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