“Lisa Machoian’s heart is with girls, and she writes brilliantly about them. Showing us how girls can disappear, she also shows us how to prevent it. This is a hopeful book—for parents, teachers, therapists, and also for girls.”
—Carol Gilligan, Ph.D. NYU Professor, and author of In a Different Voice, and The Birth of Pleasure

"Lisa Machoian has done us a great service by shining a light on the struggles that infuse the lives of so many teenage girls. This insightful and important book is a must read for all those relating to girls."
—Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out

"This book brings a fresh perspective and invaluable research to a difficult and complex issue. Dr. Machoian understands and cares about girls, and her writing is compassionate and clear."
—Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes

"Finally it's here: We've been waiting for a book to provide us with a clear understanding of what interferes with the robust development of girls. But more importantly, Lisa Machoian takes us that final step beyond understanding to doing something to change the downward spiral of many adolescent girls. EVERYONE who knows a girl needs to read this."
—JoAnn Deak, Ph. D. Author of Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters, and How Girls Thrive