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.
'A vital work for parents and teachers of teenagers'.-- Jenni Murray * Observer, Books of the Year *
"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
"Fascinating... A wise and sharply argued look at how girls are navigating the complicated new landscape of sex and sexuality."* Economist *
"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."-- Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
"Thought-provoking... Girls & Sex is full of thoughtful concern and empathetic questions."-- Cindi Leive, New York Times Book Review