#58050 Overall Influence

Beatrice Sparks

American writer

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Beatrice Sparks was an American therapist and Mormon youth counselor who was known for producing books purporting to be the "real diaries" of troubled teenagers. The books deal with topical issues such as drug abuse, Satanism, teenage pregnancy or AIDS, and are presented as cautionary tales. Although Sparks presented herself as merely the discoverer and editor of the diaries, records at the U.S. Copyright Office show that in fact she is listed as the sole author for all but two of them.

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Brigham Young University

Private research university in Provo, Utah, United States

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#4875 World Rank
Literature