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Peggy Orenstein

Biography

Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of CINDERELLA ATE MY DAUGHTER, WAITING FOR DAISY, FLUX and SCHOOLGIRLS. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker and other publications, and has contributed commentary to NPR’s "All Things Considered." She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.

Peggy Orenstein

Books by Peggy Orenstein

by Peggy Orenstein - Essays, Gender Studies, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Women's Studies

Named one of the “40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years” by Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. In DON’T CALL ME PRINCESS, Orenstein’s most resonant and important essays are available for the first time in collected form, updated with both an original introduction and personal reflections on each piece. Her takes on reproductive justice, the infertility industry, tensions between working and stay-at-home moms, pink ribbon fear-mongering and the complications of girl culture are not merely timeless --- they have become more urgent in our contemporary political climate.

by Peggy Orenstein - Family, Nonfiction, Relationships, Social Sciences

A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls. Even in this age of helicopter parenting, the mothers and fathers of tomorrow’s women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over 70 young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics and experts, renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons and important possibilities of girls’ sex lives in the modern world.