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: 2003 to 2006


December 24, 2006
What’s Wrong With Cinderella?
One Mother’s Struggle with Her 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Love Affair
with Princess Culture
The New York Times Magazine

September 2006
Love, Oscar, and What I Wore
My Marriage Had Become the Stuff of Hollywood Drama:
Cancer, Infertility, Estrangement. But When My Husband was Up
for a Second Academy Award, All I Wanted Was a Happy Ending —
and a Killer Dress.
More Magazine

November 2004
When Daisy Got a Cold
One Day She Had the Sniffles — and Then She Was in the Hospital.
And I Knew that if Her Heart Stopped, Mine Would, Too
Parenting Magazine

July 25, 2004
The Other Mother
K Provided the Egg, Her Lover the Womb; When They Broke Up K Found Out Just How Fragile the Definition of Motherhood Could Be
The New York Times Magazine

March 7, 2004
Food Fighter
If Alice Waters Builds a Better Sloppy Joe, Will Schoolchildren Eat It?
The New York Times Magazine

January 11, 2004
Motherhood: Formula for Guilt
Promoting Breast-Feeding By Shaming Women is Bad Public Policy
The Los Angeles Times

October 2003
Breast Friends
Facing Breast Cancer, I Did What Conventional Wisdom Dictated:
I Joined a Support Group Expecting a Lot of Healing, Sharing, and Even to Extend My Life. What I Found Was Something a Little More Real.
ELLE Magazine

July 4, 2003
Where Have All the Lisas Gone?
Why Baby Names Become Popular
The New York Times Magazine

March 2, 2003
The ‘Other’ Within
Racist Speech Hits a Mother-to-Be Right in the Belly
The Los Angeles Times

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