The New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essays—funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls’ and women’s progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a “half-changed world.” Named one of the “40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years” by Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silences on topics as wide-ranging as miscarriage, motherhood, breast cancer, princess culture and the importance of girls’ sexual pleasure. Her unique blend of investigative reporting, personal revelation and unexpected humor has made her books bestselling classics.In Don’t Call Me Princess, Orenstein’s most resonant and important essays are available for the first time in collected form, updated with both an original introduction and personal reflections on each piece. Her takes on reproductive justice, the infertility industry, tensions between working and stay-at-home moms, pink ribbon fear-mongering and the complications of girl culture are not merely timeless—they have, like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, become more urgent in our contemporary political climate. Don’t Call Me Princess offers a crucial evaluation of where we stand today as women—in our work lives, sex lives, as mothers, as partners—illuminating both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.
Peggy Orenstein is an American author and journalist who has developed books, from more of a liberal slant, about sexuality. Orenstein was honored by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well as other liberal leaning groups, such as the Commonwealth Club of California and the National Women's Caucus of California. She has also appeared on NPR, Good Morning America, Today Show, Morning Joe, and PBS. THE Council on Contemporary Families awarded her for her "Outstanding Coverage of Family Diversity".
Orenstein's ideas revolve around what she and others perceive as a discrepancy between women's and men's sexuality. Her books include: Boys and Sex, Girls and Sex, Cinderella Ate Ny Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Don't Call Me Princess, Flux, and School Girls.