Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

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Orenstein has done parents the great favor of having this important debate with herself on paper and in public; she has fashioned an argument with its seams showing and its pockets turned inside out, and this makes her book far more interesting, and more useful.
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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.
 

About Peggy Orenstein

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Peggy Orenstein is an award-winning writer and speaker on issues affecting girls and women. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, and her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, Glamour, Mirabella, Details, Elle, Mother Jones, and The New Yorker. Her new book, Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half- Changed World, will be published by Doubleday in May 2000.
 
Published January 25, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 261 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by ANNIE MURPHY PAUL on Jan 21 2011

Orenstein has done parents the great favor of having this important debate with herself on paper and in public; she has fashioned an argument with its seams showing and its pockets turned inside out, and this makes her book far more interesting, and more useful.

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Above average
Reviewed by Candice Reed on Jan 25 2011

...Orenstein doesn’t really come up with any hard remedies to the questions she has raised, but rather given readers an invitation to join her in a very nice conversation between moms on the playground as their daughters climb trees and play Barbies while dressed in their pretty pink fairy costumes.

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