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The full title of this book is The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education by Grace Llewellyn. If I could go back in time and give one book to myself as a kid, it would be this. The idea of the book: School is both a waste of time (because the student is forced to spend time on busywork that doesn't interest him) and psychologically unhealthy because the student isn't permitted to take responsibility for his own learning. See also unschooling.