The title "The American Teenager" outlines what this book is about, the experiences of being a teenager in America. A story in the form of a memoir, that follows the author through troubling times in school to his wild adventures with a group of friends. A simple yet depth-filled timeline that illustrates the trying times of being a teenager. Taking advantage of being young with no responsibilities is the driving force behind these stories. A centralized idea about the high school experience that is easy to understand yet sprouts deep curiosity for many.