By Nancy Jo Sales

Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant strength within the lives of women coming of age in the United States this day is social media. What it's doing to a whole new release of younger girls is the topic of award-winning Vanity Fair author Nancy Jo Sales's riveting and explosive American Girls.

With outstanding intimacy and precision, revenues captures what it sounds like to be a lady in the USA today. From Montclair to big apple and l. a., from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, revenues crisscrossed the rustic, talking to greater than 200 ladies, a while 13 to nineteen, and documenting a tremendous swap within the method women are becoming up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and loved ones income. American Girls offers a worrying portrait of the tip of formative years as we all know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous event of a brand new type of adolescence-one ruled by means of new social and sexual norms, the place a girl's first crushes and stories of longing and romance ensue in an sped up digital surroundings; the place problems with identification and vanity are magnified and remodeled through social systems that offer on the spot judgment. What does it suggest to be a woman in the US in 2016? It capability coming of age on-line in a hypersexualized tradition that has normalized severe habit, from pornography to the informal trade of nude pictures; a tradition rife with a virulent new pressure of sexism and a occasionally self-undermining concept of feminist empowerment; a tradition within which children are spending rather a lot time on know-how and social media that they're no longer constructing simple verbal exchange abilities. From attractiveness experts to slut-shaming to a disconcerting pattern of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo revenues offers a stunning window into the troubling international of today's teenage girls. 

Provocative and pressing, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed dialog approximately how we will aid our daughters and sons negotiate unheard of new challenges.

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