In Unhooked, Stepp follows three groups of young women (one in high school, one each at Duke and George Washington universities). She sat with them in class, socialized with them, listened to them talk, and came away with some disturbing insights, including that hooking up carries with it no obligation on either side. Relationships and romance are seen as messy and time-consuming, and love is postponed - or worse, seen as impossible. Some young women can handle this, but many can't, and they're being battered - physically and emotionally - by the new dating landscape. The result is a generation of young people stymied by relationships and unsure where to turn for help.
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A riveting and shocking book." - Patricia Cornwall.
"This 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.
"Every parent, college administrator, and student will benefit from this study of the hookup culture on college campuses across America." - H. Keith H. Brodie, M.D. and president-emeritus, Duke University.
"Equal parts sleuth, favorite aunt, and therapist, Laura clarifies for the reader how hooking up damages young women's self-esteem and creates emotional anesthesia." - Judith Steinhart, Ed.D., co-creator of the website Go Ask Alice! and co-author of The Go Ask Alice Book of Answers: A Guide to Good Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Health.
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