Girls & Sex

Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
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Product Number: Z100103595
Released: Mar 29, 2016
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ISBN: #9780062209788
Narrator/s: Peggy Orenstein
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a clear-eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post-princess stage-high school through college-and reveals how they are negotiating it. 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 seventy 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. While the media has focused-often to sensational effect-on the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus, in Girls and Sex Peggy Orenstein brings much more to the table. She examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people's lives; what it means to be the "the perfect slut" and why many girls scorn virginity; the complicated terrain of hookup culture and the unfortunate realities surrounding assault. In Orenstein's hands these issues are never reduced to simplistic "truths;" rather, her powerful reporting opens up a dialogue on a potent, often silent, subtext of American life today-giving readers comprehensive and in-depth information with which to understand, and navigate, this complicated new world.

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Author(s): Peggy Orenstein
Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: Mar 29, 2016

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Author(s): Peggy Orenstein
Narrator(s): Peggy Orenstein
Genre: Self Help
Product Number DD23904
Released: Mar 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504696678
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Author(s): Peggy Orenstein
Product Number EB00615038
Released: Mar 29, 2016
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Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062209733
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Author(s): Peggy Orenstein
Product Number EB00685675
Released: Mar 07, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: #9780062674753

Professional reviews

"Peggy Orenstein paints a complicated picture of what it means to be a young woman in today's technological age. As narrator, Orenstein delivers her work in a matter-of-fact, conversational tone with the right amount of emphasis, and, where relevant, attitude--particularly when quoting the women she interviewed. She proves highly effective as a narrator with smooth transitions, confident projection, and the ability to change tone quickly. Her voice moves smoothly from paragraph to paragraph and topic to topic, keeping a friendly tone that encourages the listener to better understand the complexity of becoming a woman in an age of selfies, sexting, and contradictory messages about how to negotiate one's sexual identity. L.E. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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