Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year

Shortlist 2022

Let's Talk by Richie Sadlier

Let’s Talk

By Richie Sadlier

 Let’s Talk is a ground-breaking new book for teenage boys that talks about the stuff they really want to talk about, learn and understand. From being single to being a boyfriend, being gay, being straight, sex, relationships, dating, sexting, drinking and break-ups, this book covers it all. 

In a radical departure from previous generations’ attitudes towards talking about difficult subjects, Let’s Talk empowers teenagers to make informed decisions in their personal lives as they develop their understanding of their own sexuality. 

Nobody gets everything right. There’ll still be mistakes and awkward moments, but there’s a far better chance of positive experiences if you’ve had the chance to talk, read and learn about these things in advance. So, let’s talk! 

About Richie Sadlier...

Richie Sadlier is an accredited psychotherapist with a passion for supporting adolescent development. A former professional footballer, Richie runs his own private psychotherapy practice and is also widely known as an RTÉ football pundit and for presenting ‘The Player’s Chair’ podcast on Second Captains. Richie has created modules in sexual health and mental fitness, which he delivered to the Transition Year students of St Benildus from 2014–2019. In collaboration with psychologist Elaine Byrnes, he created an online sexual health course for Senior Cycle students which was launched in 2021. Richie regularly contributes to RTÉ television and radio on issues relating to young people. His memoir, Recovering, won the Irish Sports Book of the Year award in 2019.

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