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

more praise >

Recent Articles

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

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
The Los Angeles Times

more articles >


Please join Peggy for one of her upcoming appearances in 2013:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools
“From Princesses to Pop-Tarts”
James Lick Middle School
1220 Noe St.
7:30 PM
This event is open to the public, admission on a sliding scale

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Newark, DE
University of Delaware
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Trabant University Center Multi-Purpose Room
7:00 PM



Peggy’s Appearances in 2012 Included:

Salina, KS
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Talk and discussion

Dallas, TX
Girls Inc. of Dallas
“What is a Girl?” Lecture Series

New York, NY
Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University
Talk and discussion

Newton, MA
The Newton Partnership
Parent education talk and discussion 

Portland, ME
Talk and discussion with Hardy Girls Healthy Women

San Jose, CA
St. Martin of Tours School
Parent education talk and discussion

Larkspur, CA
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Marin)
Talk and discussion

Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
Greater Edmonton Teachers Convention

Hanoi, Vietnam
United Nations International School
workshops for students grades 6-9; parent education talk

El Cerrito, CA
Prospect Sierra School
Parent education talk and discussion

Lafayette, CA
Lafayette Public Library 
Talk and discussionPleasant Hill, CA

Diablo Valley College
Talk and discussion

Sonoma, CA
Sonoma State University
Talk and discussion

Larkspur, CA
Marin Primary and Middle School
Talk and discussion

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy Intergenerational Event

Evansville, IN
League of Women Voters 10th Annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration
Keynote Address

University of Southern Indiana
Talk and discussion

Charlotte, NC
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Annual National Conference: ”Women: Evolving Roles in Society and Family”
Plenary session (cancelled due to illness)

San Diego, CA
Pachie’s Place
Talk and discussion

Jackson Hole, WY
Womentum Annual Leadership Lunch
“Leadership as a Way of Life”
Keynote address

Raising Girls, Jackson, WY
“The New Culture of Girlhood”



Peggy’s Appearances in 2011 Included:

New York, NY
“Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Sponge Bob Ate My Son: The Reality of Marketing to Kids”
Slate Double X and The 92nd Street Y, Tribeca
Panel with Peggy, Virginia Heffernan, Tom Ascheim and Michael Agger

Syracuse, NY
Real Life/Real TalkThe Jewish Community Center  of Syracuse
Talk and Discussion

Washington, D.C.
Council of Women World Leaders, The Aspen Institute
“From Princess to President: Today’s Girls Tomorrow’s Leaders”
Panel with Peggy, Tracy McLoone, Laurie Westley; moderated by Alison Starling

Houston, TX
Girls Inc, Houston
15th Anniversary Luncheon
Keynote address

Los Angeles, CA
Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon
Keynote Address

Los Angeles, CA
Women’s Foundation of California
Momentum Awards Luncheon
Keynote Address

Los Altos, CA
Los Altos/Mountain View Public Schools & Mountain View Parent Nursery School
Parent education talk and discussion

San Jose, CA
Almaden Country School
Parent education talk and discussion

Chicago, IL
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Community Conversations Luncheon
Talk and discussion

Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia
Youth-Nex Conference, Curry School of Education
Panel Discussion, “Media: Use and Effects”

Oakland, CA
The Julia Morgan School for Girls
Parent education talk and discussion

San Francisco, CA
Katherine Delmar Burke School
Parent education talk and discussion
Teacher in-service

Oshkosh, WI
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Talk and discussion

Philadelphia, PA
The Renfrew Center Foundation
21st Annual Conference for Eating Disorder Professionals
Keynote address

Lexington, MA
Lexington Community Education
Talk and discussion