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American Girls - Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Nancy Jo Sales

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A New York Times Bestseller Instagram. Whisper. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales's riveting and explosive American Girls. With extraordinary intimacy and precision, Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today. From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girls provides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence-one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl's first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today's teenage girls. Provocative and urgent, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Therese Plummer

Length:

14h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:20


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:10


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:47


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:17


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:43


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:38


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:23


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:35


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:48


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:06


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:14


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:46


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:35


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:59


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:40


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:48


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:45


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:41


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:51


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:12


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:59


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:46


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:45


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:09


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:15


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:27


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:49


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:02


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:50


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:36


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:54


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:20


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:05


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:18


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:51


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:33


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:55


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

00:33