JUST ADDED! Peggy Orenstein, author of Don't Call Me Princess

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March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Bay Area's own Peggy OrensteinNew York Times best-selling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter, will be discussing her new book, Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life, on Wednesday March 28th at 7:00 p.m.

The New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughterdelivers her first ever collection of essays—funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls’ and women’s progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a “half-changed world.”

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. Her writing has broken ground and broken silences on topics as wide-ranging as miscarriage, motherhood, breast cancer, princess culture and the importance of girls’ sexual pleasure. Her unique blend of investigative reporting, personal revelation and unexpected humor has made her books bestselling classics.

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, like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, become more urgent in our contemporary political climate.

Don’t Call Me Princess offers a crucial evaluation of where we stand today as women—in our work lives, sex lives, as mothers, as partners—illuminating both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.

 

Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062688903
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 27th, 2018

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062209740
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061711534
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 31st, 2012

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