Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World
By Peggy Orenstein
(Anchor, Paperback, 9780385498876, 352pp.)
Publication Date: August 21, 2001
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Peggy Orenstein’s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
The advances of the women’s movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have hardly changed. To discover how they are navigating this double burden personally and professionally, Orenstein interviewed hundreds of women and has blended their voices into a compelling narrative that gets deep inside their lives and choices. With unusual sensitivity, Orenstein offers insight and inspiration for every woman who is making important decisions of her own.
Peggy Orenstein is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, and her work has also appeared in many other publications.
“I loved it just as much as Schoolgirls.... It’s brilliant, fascinating, touching, wonderfully composed.”
“This book could be a life (and relationship) saver.”
“The dilemmas voiced in Flux should help to recast women’s life choices, moving them out of the domain of private ambivalence into the arena of public concern”
--The Washington Post Book World