here to read critics' reviews of unhooked.
riveting and shocking book. Laura Stepp’s superb investigative
work raises questions that are as compelling as they are appalling:
Are young women accepting as okay sexual behavior that isn’t
okay and never has been? Can girls really act like boys and get
away with it emotionally? What happens when boys who have no sexual
boundaries place upon them grow up to be men? This is a book you
can’t stop reading and you won’t stop talking about.”
is a fascinating look at the sex lives of young women. It should
be required reading for all young women – and their parents.”
—Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., author of What Your Mother
Never Told You About Sex
parent, college administrator, and student will benefit from this
study of the hookup culture on college campuses across America.
Stepp focuses her scholarly journalism on the most intimate sexual
and emotional details of college life, explaining concepts such
as "battle buddy," "date auction" and "freakin,"
and the result is an extraordinarily candid depiction and a set
of remarkable findings. Although freedom for these girls has replaced
intimacy, their emotional needs are poignantly described. This is
a path-breaking study - one not soon forgotten."
—H. Keith H. Brodie, M.D. and president-emeritus,
people talk candidly to Laura Stepp about their sexual and social
lives because she listens with an open mind and a generous heart.
Their stories - compelling, disquieting, at times heartbreaking
- provide hard but essential truths for anyone who raises, teaches,
or mentors girls in today's world. Unhooked is on my must-read list
for parents and their high school and college-age children."
—Deborah Roffman, human sexuality educator and author
of Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent's Guide to Talking
Sense About Sex