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Don't Call Me Princess

Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life
Paperback Book
February, 2018
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The New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essaysfunny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls and womens progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a half-changed world.

Named one of the 40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years by Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silences on topics as wide-ranging as miscarriage, motherhood, breast cancer, princess culture and the importance of girls sexual pleasure. Her unique blend of investigative reporting, personal revelation and unexpected humor has made her books bestselling classics.

InDont Call Me Princess, Orensteins most resonant and important essays are available for the first time in collected form, updated with both an original introduction and personal reflections on each piece. Her takes on reproductive justice, the infertility industry, tensions between working and stay-at-home moms, pink ribbon fear-mongering and the complications of girl culture are not merely timelessthey have, like Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale, become more urgent in our contemporary political climate.

Dont Call Me Princessoffers a crucial evaluation of where we stand today as womenin our work lives, sex lives, as mothers, as partnersilluminating both how far weve come and how far we still have to go.

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