Author(s): Peggy Orenstein
A generation gap has emerged between parents and their daughters. Mothers and fathers have little idea about the pressures and expectations they face or how they feel about them. Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and a wide range of psychologists and experts, renowned journalist and bestselling author Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths and hard lessons of girls' sex lives in the modern world.
"I'm not going to tell you to go right now and buy a copy... I'm going to tell you to buy two copies: One for yourself, and one for the teenager in your life." -- Adrian Liang
"Fascinating... A wise and sharply argued look at how girls are navigating the complicated new landscape of sex and sexuality." -- Economist
"Sex and teenagers have always gone together, but parents reading Orenstein's frank exploration of current trends may still be in for a shock... This isn't a comfortable book to read (Orenstein herself admits twinges a few times), but it's an important one." -- Booklist
"Thought-provoking... Girls & Sex is full of thoughtful concern and empathetic questions." -- Cindi Leive, New York Times Book Review
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 also written for USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker and other publications. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.