Peggy Orenstein





Peggy Orenstein

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Peggy Orenstein is the author, most recently, of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. Her previous books include The New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting for Daisy; Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World; and the best-selling SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Peggy has also written for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, Elle, Discover, More, Mother Jones, Salon, O: The Oprah Magazine, and The New Yorker, and has contributed commentaries to NPR’s All Things Considered. Her articles have been anthologized multiple times, including in The Best...more


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So you know when you’re watching CNN or MSNBC or FOX news orPBS or whatever and they have some talking head on a monitor chatting with the host? Well here’s how they do that when you’re the guest: you are sitting alone in a black-walled, darkened room staring into a camera lens. You do not see the host. You do not see the other guests. You do not see yourself. You have no idea whether or not yo...

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 8,767 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Waiting for Daisy: A Tale o...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 980 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Schoolgirls: Young Women, S...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 728 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 504 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Women On Work, Love, Childr...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2000
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“But it is Bella, not the supernaturals she falls in with, who is the true horror show here, at least as a female role model.”
Peggy Orenstein, Cinderella Ate My Daughter

“The notion is called wabi-sabi life, like the cherry blossom, it is beautiful because of its impermanence, not in spite of it, more exquisite for the inevitability of loss.”
Peggy Orenstein, Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother

“Maybe I wanted children, maybe I didn't, but I wanted the decision to be a choice, not a mandate. Last time I checked, childlessness was only supposed to be a condition of career advancement for nuns.”
Peggy Orenstein, Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother

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