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Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up Their Lives Today

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Unsparingly frank and perceptive" (Vanity Fair) personal essays by teenage girls.

For every teen girl who thinks she's alone, and every adult who's dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection in the spirit of New York Times bestseller Ophelia Speaks. In Red, fifty-eight girls — ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen, and writing from across the spectrum of geographic, socioeconomic, racial, and religious upbringings — share "heartbreaking, hilarious, and often harrowing" (Francine Prose) essays about everything from politics to pop culture; from post-Katrina New Orleans to Johnny Depp; from the loneliness of losing a best friend to the loathing or pride they feel about their bodies.

The authors of Red are brave and honest documentarians of their own lives. These girls are the best shades of red (not pink): a little bit angry, a lot passionate. They are on fire, and their essays speak gloriously for the future.

Review:

"Funny, smart, dark, observant." Salon

Review:

"Red is a revelation." Time Out New York (five stars)

Synopsis:

A strikingly honest, vividly written collection of personal essays by teenage girls, this work offers a glimpse into the lives of today's MySpace generation. While psychologists have tried to explain the teen girl in recent years, no book since Ophelia Speaks has given her the opportunity to speak for herself — until now.

About the Author

Amy Goldwasser has edited and written for publications including Seventeen, The New Yorker, Vogue, The New York Times, Salon, New York Magazine, and Outside. She teaches editing in the Columbia Publishing Course and writing at the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

Table of Contents

Red Teenage Girls Amy Goldwasser Introduction

The Body and Various Thoughts on Beauty

Amy Hunt Sleeves

Alison Smith Curve

Jane Horowitz The Jewish Hair

Tiffani Hortman Muscle

Emily Kaplan Ode to My Breasts

Caro Fink Lucky

Charlotte Steinway The Weather Report

Meike Schleiff The "Beautiful" Cause of Death That Had Me Dying for a While

People You Have to Live with and Other Family

Alicia Davis Country

Claudia Berger The News

Hannah Morris The Two of Us

Sarah Morris To See How They Look on Me, on You

Emma Considine Bloody Red Heart

Jordyn Turney Mascara Wands Are Instruments of War

Zulay Regalado Pots nd Pans

Annie Littlewood TLC: Three Days

Maxine Keyes Ghost Stories

What Can Be Learned at School

Emily Knox The Best Kind of Popular

Laura Lowe A Retelling of the Black-Letter Days, The Red-Letter Days, and the Fine Line That Ties Them Together

Elizabeth Case Hey You, Freshman with the Face!

Sara Harari Life Goes up a Wall

Carey Dunne Gym at Riverton

Lisa Chau Stuck in Traffic

Deborah Kim Packing

Friendships: Gone Well, Gone Poorly, Just Gone

Sarah McIntosh Lies We Have Told

Sarah Harrison Tampoons

Rebecca Murray Big Shoes

Elizabeth Metzger An Orchid, If That Is What It Is

Crushes Sweet and Excruciating, Sex, and a Love That Ends in Desert Rehab

Jocelyn Pearce The Match

Jasmine Sennhauser Decent Guy on the Planet

Eliza Appleton Cribs

Hayley Hoover The Sun's Shining Hotter

Jessica Goodman Boy One

Samantha Lewin Finding Myself in Utah

Anytyhing Extracurricular: The Beach, the Horse, the Bee, the Lousy First Job, the Stellar Future Career, etc.

Kirsten Oldroyd Mini Mountain

Kelly Otterness Lately

Erika Kwee East

Lucy Bennett The Hamptons

Jaclyn Humphrey Pediatrics

Anna Saxon The Management

Samantha Gillogly Apiarian Days

Lindsay Erin Sellers Alone

Media, Pop Culture, Johnny Depp, Freakdom, and Fandom

Sarah Schelde What Truthiness Taught Me About Being (Un)Cool

Kali Moriarty Appeal from an Angry Not So Emo

Grace Habegger The Depth of Depp

Olive Panter Play

Saskia Boggs Just Watch

The World and What's Wrong (Sometimes Even What's Right) with It: Battle Cries

Dani Cox Ms. President

Cammi Henao Once in a While

Aarian Marshall Burning in Heaven

Zoe Mendelson Places of Worship

Danielle Norman Repeat

Cindy Morand The Border

Kathleen Hicks Bodies of Water

Maya-Catherine Popa The Dial Life—and Him

Emily-Nicole Johns New City

Carla Perez-Gallardo To Do

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452289833
Author:
Goldwasser, Amy
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Teenagers' writings, American.
Subject:
American essays - 21st century
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.90x5.20x.80 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , A strikingly honest, vividly written collection of personal essays by teenage girls, this work offers a glimpse into the lives of today's MySpace generation. While psychologists have tried to explain the teen girl in recent years, no book since Ophelia Speaks has given her the opportunity to speak for herself — until now.
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