Author(s): Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff
My Little Red Book is an anthology of first menstruation stories from women and girls of all ages, races,, faiths and cultural backgrounds. Collected overfour years the diverse stories range from the light-hearted to the heart-stopping and is the first book to use women's own words to both demystify and celebrate this universal female rite of passgae at the same. Contributors include Gloria Steinem (her classic essay 'If Men Could Menstruate'), Joyce Maynard, Maxine Kumin, Tonya Hurley, Patty Marx, Megan McCafferty, Tamora Pearce, Cecily von Ziegesar, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Jennifer Baumgardner and Sara Hickman, among others.
'Original yet universal, artistic yet practical, and likely to sell briskly for centuries to come...it is hard to imagine any woman, from the most straitlaced and body-denying to the most uninhibited and body-embracing, who will not read right through it with pure enjoyment, small flashes of recognition and the urge to buy it for every female pre-teen in sight' - NEW YORK TIMES
'Many of the stories in this well-intentioned collection about first periods are touching or funny...This earnest book seeks to promote greater openness on menstruation, a topic rarely covered in popular fiction or non-fiction' - LIBRARY JOURNAL
Rachel Kauder Nalebuff is currently on a gap year before going to Yale University.