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

March, 2014
Beauty Self-Acceptance--At Last
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September, 2013
Call of the Wild
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September 1, 2013
Grieving Traditions Lost In Berkeley Camp Flames
The San Francisco Chronicle

May 15, 2013
Reacting to Angelina Jolie's Breast Cancer News
The New York Times Magazine: "The 6th Floor"

April 25, 2013
Our Feel-Good War On Breast Cancer
The New York Times Magazine

July 15, 2012
They Don't Make Feminists This Outrageous Any More

June 11, 2012
Too Young for Status Updates
The Los Angeles Times

April 10, 2012
Improved Breast Cancer Detection Needed
The San Francisco Chronicle

February 15, 2012
Beyond the Komen Controversy
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Selected Articles: 2009 to 2010


November 12, 2010
Think About Pink
What message are girls really getting from breast-cancer activism?
The New York Times Magazine

September 24, 2010
The Empowerment Mystique
What’s being sold in ads promoting female pride?
The New York Times Magazine

July 30, 2010
I Tweet Therefore I Am
Are Twitter posts an expression of who we are —
or are they changing who we are?
The New York Times Magazine

June 13, 2010
Playing At Sexy
Will Today’s Gyrating Girls Become Tomorrow’s Sexting Young Women?
The New York Times Magazine

April 18, 2010
The Fat Trap
Can a mother simultaneously encourage her daughter
to watch what she eats and to accept her body?
The New York Times Magazine

March 11, 2010
The Femivore’s Dilemma
Can Chickens Save the Desperate Housewife?
The New York Times Magazine

January 15, 2010
The Coast of Dystopia
Is the California Dream Really, Really Dead?
The New York Times Magazine

October 25, 2009
Stop Your Search Engines
How I Found Freedom from the Internet
The New York Times Magazine

September 13, 2009
What Makes a Woman a Woman?
Caster Semenya and Me
The New York Times Magazine

July 30, 2009
Wonder Girl
Girls these days have precious few larger-than-life heroes,
especially in the all-important realm of fantasy
The New York Times Magazine

June 28, 2009
The Overextended Family
Is Skype bringing us together or destroying boundaries?
The New York Times Magazine

May 3, 2009
Kindergarten Cram
Toss Out the No. 2 Pencils and Let Them Play
The New York Times Magazine

April 17, 2009
My So-Called Retirement
In Which I Confront the Recession, My Investments,
and a Kick-Ass Pair of Biker Boots
Fidelity Investments

March 15, 2009
Growing Up on Facebook
Can you forge your future self when you never leave the present?
The New York Times Magazine

February 20, 2009
Who Are You Wearing to the Oscars? Who Cares?
National Public Radio, All Things Considered

February 5, 2009
The Toxic Paradox
Can We Really Protect Our Kids From Everything?
The New York Times Magazine

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