Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture - Peggy Orenstein

This had a catchy title, and I have a niece who is very into the Disney princesses, so I decided to check it out. This didn't really teach me anything I didn't already know. The pacing, the humor, and the writing made this an interesting read. I do think it lacked different perspectives (like race and different economic backgrounds). I could tell this was written from a white, upper middle class background.
The takeaway? This quote sums up the book perfectly: "...a cog in the round-the-clock, all-pervasive media machine aimed at our daughters....on that, again and again, presents femininity as performance, sexuality as performance, identity as performance, and each of those traits as available for a price. It tells girls that how you look is more important than how you you look is how you feel, as well a who you are."