Abigail Shrier is a writer for the Wall Street Journal. She holds an A.B. from Columbia College, where she received the Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship; a BPhil from the University of Oxford; and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
A Times Best Book of 2021
'Punchy, analytical and written with the zest and elegance of a journalist at the top of her game' Sunday Times
'Courageous. Vital. Brilliant. Humane' Mail on Sunday
'Every parent needs to read this gripping travelogue through Gender Land, a perilous place where large numbers of teenage girls come to grief despite their loving parents' efforts to rescue them' Helen Joyce, senior staff writer at The Economist
'In Irreversible Damage, Abigail Shrier provides a thought-provoking examination of a new clinical phenomenon mainly affecting adolescent females that has, at lightning speed, swept across North America and parts of Western Europe and Scandinavia. It is a book that will be of great interest to parents, the general public and mental health clinicians' Dr Kenneth J. Zucker, adolescent and child psychologist and chair of the DSM-5 Work Group on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
'A work brimming with compassion for a vulnerable subset of our population: teenage girls. It is a work that makes you want to keep reading because it is accessible, lucid and compelling. A must-read for all those who care about the lot of our girls and women' Ayaan Hirsi Ali