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Origin in Death
J.D. Robb
Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don't Tell You
Jay Rubin
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture - Peggy Orenstein I liked this book. Told in a conversational voice about the author's research in the drivers of the girl culture and from a perspective of a parent trying to protect her child from objectification. It's a subject that I have great interest and found the book while topical, still very enlightening. I thought her perspective honest. She details her concerns and attempts to try to counteract this culture yet the consequences and the insidiousness and yet we cannot lock up our daughters necessarily in the ivory tower to protect them as much as we want. While she doesn't necessarily give any answers on how to do that, she does offer observations how marketing and buyer psychology can be manipulated and also the dynamics involved between mother and daughter in trying to control the tide of cultural influences.