Girls & Sex - Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

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About The Book

'If you're going to talk about women in the 21st century, you MUST read Peggy Orenstein's Girls & Sex.' - CAITLIN MORAN, author of How to Be a Woman


*TIME Top 10 non-fiction books of 2016*

*Amazon Best Non-fiction of 2016*

A generation gap has emerged between parents and their daughters. Mothers and fathers have little idea about the pressures and expectations they face or how they feel about them.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and a wide range of psychologists and experts, renowned journalist and bestselling author Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths and hard lessons of girls’ sex lives in the modern world.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 6, 2016)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786070500

Raves and Reviews

‘Thoughtful, empathetic’.

– Times Literary Supplement

'If you're going to talk about women in the 21st century, you MUST read Peggy Orenstein s "Girls & Sex." No one else is asking these questions; so no one else, then, is finding out the answers.'

– Caitlin Moran, Author of How to Be a Woman

'Peggy Orenstein sheds light on an important and too often misunderstood topic. Her reporting shows how a healthy and direct approach to sexuality is a key component of gender equality.'

– Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org

'A nuanced read for anyone who remembers being a young woman and anyone who is raising the next generation of girls (and boys) for whom we hope the future holds sexual satisfaction, not pain or disappointment.'

– Rebecca Traister, More

‘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