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Happy Women Dinners and Mother’s Quest are very excited to announce the dinner event with New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 on the San Francisco Peninsula


Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity
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The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering “both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it” (Washington Post).

Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls—steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity—which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In Boys & Sex, Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy 

Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word “hilarious” robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men’s experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.


Peggy Orenstein is the author of the New York Times bestseller Waiting for Daisy, Schoolgirls, and Cinderella Ate My Daughter. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, she has also been published in, among others, USA Today; Vogue; Parenting; O, The Oprah Magazine; and the New Yorker. Orenstein lives in California with her family.

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March 4, 2020

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Arrival and Book Signing


6:30 - 7:30 pm  

Delicious Organic Dinner


7:30 - 8:30 pm    

Interactive Presentation and Q & A with Peggy Orenstein

Cosmopolitan #1 pick: Must-Read Books 2020


Esquire #2 pick: “The Best Books Coming Out This Winter.”

Excerpted as the cover of the January/February issue of The Atlantic

“Expertly written.... [A] candid and fascinating portrait of young American masculinity.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


$110 per person.  Space limited to 45 women.  Reserve now! 

Email to make your reservation!

This event is being held at a private home on the San Francisco Peninsula.

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