Reviews for the award-winning book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World

Review from Lighthouse Therapy, LLC (March 3, 2020)

Interview with Dr. Good, Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy (February 18, 2020) 

Review from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (December, 2018)

Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (Cathy Duffy Reviews, July 2, 2018)

Exclusive: Behind the Book with Kirt Manecke! (Attainment Blog, August 23, 2017)

The People Skills that Teens and Young Adults Need to Succeed in School, Work, and Life​ (Lunch Buddie Plus, August 6, 2017)

Interview with Kirt Manecke (Autism Quality of Life Podcast, August 6, 2017) 

People Skills for Today’s Wired World (MiddleWeb Review, June 21, 2017)

10 Best Books for Middle Schoolers 2017​ (Book Consumers, May, 2017)

Interview on Autism Live (in video above) (Autism Live, January 12, 2017)

Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (PsychCentral, November 18, 2016)

Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (Today's Catholic Homeschooling, October 4, 2016)


Top Five Social Skills Tips for Teens with Special Needs (pdf)

(Autism Parenting Magazine, July, 2016)

A Great Book for the Teens in Your Life (Grandparents Link, May 26, 2016)
"This multiple award winning book provides teens with a quick, easy, and fun way to improve their skills."
Check it out! Special Products. Products you can use!
(Parenting Special Needs Magazine, May 13, 2016)

Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World by Kirt Manecke
(Special Needs Book Review, March 9, 2016)

"The average teenager needs to read it."
How Grandparents Can Promote People Skills in a Wired Age
(Grandparents,, About Parenting, October 20, 2015)

"This is a book every teenager will enjoy reading as they develop those essential people skills needed for success"
Smile & Succeed for Teens: Book Review (pdf)
(San Diego Book Review, July 28, 2015)

"Since people skills is a deficit for many on the autism spectrum, it is (the book) especially relevant for autistic teens
and young adults...I recommend this book."
Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens
(The Art of Autism, February 9, 2016)

"Definitely recommend!"
Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom 2016 Teachers' Evaluation Comments
Learning Magazine Teachers' Evaluation Comments PDF
(Learning Magazine, September 30, 2015)

People Skills for Teens (PDF)
(Metro Parent Magazine, January, 2015)

Midwest Book Review (PDF)
(February 8, 2015)

Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (PDF)
(The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, February, 2015)

Milford author wins Gold ‘IPPY’ Award for new teen book
(The Oakland Press, July 17, 2015)


Kirt Manecke, Smile & Succeed for Teens, WTCM Radio Interview
(The Christal Frost Show, August 21, 2014)



Interview with Autism Live (in video above) about the Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens (6/21/17)

Smile & Succeed for Teens is included in this article by Courtney Dickinson. a pediatric occupational therapist and a Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certified therapist who always has at least one teen on her caseload.
"Some useful books for teens to read that are on the autism spectrum include: Smile & Succeed for Teens: A Crash Course in Face-to-Face Communication."
(The Inspired Treehouse, March 22, 2016)

"Manecke’s book presents valuable people skills in a short, simple format that’s customized
for teens but works for younger children as well."
Is Technology Robbing Our Grandchildren of People Skills?
(Ga Ga Sisterhood, February 22, 2016)

"Smile & Succeed for Teens has become an integral part of our life skills curriculum."
Preparing Teens to Succeed in the Workplace
(Learning Table, January 25, 2016)

“I recommend the book.”
Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens
(Learning While Teaching, December 19, 2015)

Communication Skills for Teens
(Learning Table, December 18, 2015)

"I think your book should be in every school in the country."
January Jones-Smile and Succeed for Teens with Kirt Manecke radio interview
(January Jones BlogTalkRadio, November 26, 2015)

"For those of you with teens, I suggest you get a copy of the book and pass it along."
Book Review: Smile and Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke
(Grandma's Little Bugs, November 4, 2015)

Hire for People Skills: Are Those Skills Taught or Innate?
(CX Journey, June 2, 2015)

Milford author wins IPPY for teen book
(Milford Times, May 19, 2015)

Smile and Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke Book Review
(BeachBoundBooks, April 22, 2015)

Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens
(Smart Books for Smart Kids, March 9, 2015)

Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens
(The Whole Bag of Chips, February 16, 2015)

Author Kirt Manecke featured in the article,
How to Turbocharge Your Classroom Fundraising
(National Education Association’s Member Benefits website, January 2015)

Kids’ Stocking Stuffer Guide-2014
(The Joyful Organizer, December 11, 2014)

Smile and Succeed for Teens Teaches Social Skills
(Oakland County Moms, September 26, 2014)

Declarations of Independence: Business Authors Did it Their Way
(Foreword Reviews, September 17, 2014)

Milford Author Releases Book Aimed at Teen Success
(Spinal Column, August 6, 2014)

Milford author pens book aimed at teen success (PDF)
(Milford Times, July 24, 2014)

Award-winning Milford author writes book to help teens succeed
(The Oakland Press, July 3, 2014)

UNSUNG HERO: Milford author uses marketing advice to save animals (PDF)
(Note: Allow 10 seconds to load) (The Oakland Press, May 9, 2014)

Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (PDF)

(The Old Scholhouse Magazine, January, 2014)

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