Peggy Orenstein is a best-selling author and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. Orenstein 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 American Science Writing. She has been a keynote speaker at numerous colleges and conferences and has been featured on, among other programs, “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “Today,” NPR’s “Fresh Air” and Morning Edition, and CBC’s “As It Happens.”
Orenstein was recognized for her “Outstanding Coverage of Family Diversity,” by the Council on Contemporary Families and received a “Books For A Better Life Award” for Waiting for Daisy. Her work has also been honored by the Commonwealth Club of California, the National Women’s Political Caucus of California, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Additionally, she has been awarded fellowships from the United States-Japan Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Orenstein is a graduate of Oberlin College and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter.
Author website: http://peggyorenstein.com
Books in order of publication:
Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap – 1994
Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World – 2000
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 – 2007
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture – 2011
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape – 2016
Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity – 2020