Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307833112
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR When Peggy Orenstein's now-classic examination of young girls and self-esteem was first published, it set off a groundswell that continues to this day. Inspired by an American Association of University Women survey that showed a steep decline in confidence as girls reach adolescence, Orenstein set out to explore the obstacles girls face--in school, in the hoime, and in our culture. For this intimate, girls' eye view of the world, Orenstein spent months observing and interviewing eighth-graders from two ethnically disparate communities, seeking to discover what was causing girls to fall into traditional patterns of self-censorship and self-doubt. By taking us into the lives of real young women who are struggling with eating disorders, sexual harrassment, and declining academic achievement, Orenstein brings the disturbing statistics to life with the skill and flair of an experienced journalist. Uncovering the adolescent roots of issues that remain important to American women throughout their lives, this groundbreaking book challenges us to change the way we raise and educate girls.


Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385425766
Size: 18.68 MB
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Describes the problem of low self-esteen in teenage girls


Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385498876
Size: 16.40 MB
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Examines what it means to be a woman at the dawn of the twenty-first century and describes how women negotiate among the ongoing choices and conflicts in their lives.

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062041630
Size: 16.50 MB
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The rise of the girlie-girl, warns Peggy Orenstein, is no innocent phenomenon. Following her acclaimed books Flux, Schoolgirls, and the provocative New York Times bestseller Waiting for Daisy, Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they grow into adults.

Growing A Girl

Author: Barbara Mackoff
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440506611
Size: 13.68 MB
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Provides effective guidelines to help parents raise daughters, explaining how to avoid sexual stereotypes, widen opportunities, enhance learning, and cultivate strong, spirited, and caring young women. Original.

Stick Figure

Author: Lori Gottlieb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684863580
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Living in Beverly Hills in the 1970's, an elevenyearold girl faced the pressures of her environment to be perfect in weight and presentation, yet when things got out of control, she needed help to return to normal and get a hold of her life once more.