Year: 1994 Source: New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1994. 304p. SIEC No: 19980577

This book discusses the effects of American culture on adolescent girls, including suicide, eating disorders, depression, & unfulfilling sexual experiences. The author notes that in some areas of the US, 40% of girls have contemplated suicide, & that the suicide rate from 1979-88 rose 75%. Examples of girls who have attempted suicide, suffer from depression or eating disorders, or self-mutilate are given.