Praise For ‘Cinderella Ate My Daughter’

“A must-read for any parent trying to stay sane in a media saturated world.”
—Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl

“At times this book brings tears to your eyes—tears of frustration with today’s girl-culture and also of relief because somebody finally gets it.”
—Judith Warner, author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

“Every mother needs to read this.”
—Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother

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Recent Articles

December 25, 2014
The Lives They Lived: Shirley Temple Black
The New York Times Magazine

December 7, 2014
When Cancer is Not Cancer
The California Sunday Magazine

July 27, 2014
The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer
The New York Times

June 14, 2014
The Battle Over Dress Codes
The New York Times

March, 2014
Beauty Self-Acceptance--At Last
MORE Magazine

September, 2013
Call of the Wild
MORE Magazine

September 1, 2013
Grieving Traditions Lost In Berkeley Camp Flames
The San Francisco Chronicle

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Selected Articles: 2007 to 2008


December 7, 2008
Nature, Nuisance or Worse
An Urbanite Reflects on the Wild Animals in her Back Yard
The New York Times Magazine

September 16, 2008
A Mother’s Meditation on Loss
A Review of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
The Washington Post

July 20, 2008
In Vitro We Trust
Thirty Years On, the Fertility Business Could Use Some Rethinking
The New York Times Magazine

June 29, 2008
Stress Test
Why Americans Want to Believe that Our Mental States Can Control Our Physical Maladies
The New York Times Magazine

June 2008
Into the Gap!
When is a Flaw an Embarrassment—and When is it an Endearing Part of You?
O: The Oprah Magazine

May 18, 2008
The Hillary Lesson
What Her Candidacy Has Taught Our Daughters
The New York Times Magazine

March 23, 2008
Mixed Messenger
Barack Obama and the Rise of Hapa Nation
The New York Times Magazine

February 18, 2008
You Must Read This
‘Brooklyn’ Renders an Imperfect World, Perfectly
All Things Considered, National Public Radio

February 10, 2008
Girls Will Be Girls
What Different Visions of Female Childhood Tell Us About Ourselves
The New York Times Magazine

December 2007
The Story of My Life
It Was One of Those Books — the Kind You Keep Forever and Read Again and Again, It Taught Me About Dreams, About Love, and — In a Remarkable Plot Twist — About the Courage it Really Takes to Live
O: The Oprah Magazine

October 2007
Put to the Test: The Breast Cancer Gene
I Dealt With My Breast Cancer. But the Choice to Get Tested for Genetic Mutations — Which Could Predict Even Greater Dangers for Me and Inherited Risks for My Children — Had Me Terrified. Where Would I End Up?
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July 15, 2007
Your Gamete, Myself
The Use of Donor Eggs for In Vitro Fertilization is Growing, and the Questions are Multiplying. Whose Eggs to Choose? When to Tell the Kids? What, in the End, is an Authentic Motherhood?
The New York Times Magazine

May 2007
Where I Got Daisy
Having a Mixed-Race Child, I Needed to Learn How to Deal with Some Pretty Surprising Questions
Parenting magazine

April 1, 2007
Baby Lust
Will Ben & Jerry Get You Pregnant?
The New York Times Magazine

April 2007
Home Truths
A Review of The Feminine Mistake
ELLE Magazine

March/April 2007
It Looked Good … at the Time
Beauty is Fleeting … Thank Goodness!
Hallmark Magazine

February 2007
The Ticking Point
An Exclusive Adaptation from Waiting for Daisy
O: The Oprah Magazine

January/February 2007
Barb and Me
In Praise of a Childhood Friend
body + soul magazine

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