Author Wendy Shalit reports on a growing trend of new female rolemodels who are rebelling--by reclaiming their individuality instead ofgoing along with the pressure to be "bad." As Publisher's Weekly puts it,“this book takes a hard look. . . at how we got to where we are andwhat progress can be made, and does so with a conviction that willresonate with and bolster many parents.”
The Good Girl Revolution (Ballantine) is a new paperback edition of Girls Gone Mild and includes adiscussion guide for classrooms and book clubs.
“The girls [whom the Times reporter] interviewed cited wholesome-seeming celebrities as their favorites. . . Is it possible that today’s teens have seen enough to inoculate them against the pressures of their teenage years?”
--Stephanie Rosenbloom, "Grade-School Girls, Grown-up Gossip," New York Times, May 27, 2007