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Amy Goldwasser is the editor of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up their Lives Today, a collection
of personal essays written by 58 girls, ages 13 to 19, on everything from politics to pop culture and body image, recently released in paperback from Plume. Every one of the authors has her own blog at redthebook.com and is a reporter on style and culture for RED Hearts, the first dedicated for teens BY teens trendspotting service.

Vanity Fair
calls RED "unsparingly frank and perceptive," and Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert says of the book, "It's high time people stopped writing, talking, and worrying about teenage girls and let these girls speak for themselves."

The award-winning essays in the book have been widely anthologized and taught in classrooms, from grade school to PhD levels, since the book's original hardcover publication in 2007 (Penguin imprint Hudson Street Press). Amy and the RED authors are currently adapting the book for Broadway. They continue to lead readings, discussions, and peer-to-peer writing workshops across the country. To book them for a speaking engagement, contact amyg (at) redthebook (dot com).

Blog Entries by Amy Goldwasser

Generation Y's Wall Street SPO

19 Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 12:11:09 (EST)

This post was written by Zoe Mendelson, 21, who is trying to do more with less in NYC. She is an author of "RED the Book," a collection of essays written by 58 American teenage girls, available in paperback.

This weekend, I headed down from my...

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RED the Book: After bin Laden, Anne Frank, My Grandpa

Posted May 11, 2011 | 12:24:00 (EST)

This post was written by Jessica Goodman, 21, who is studying broadcast journalism and political science at California State University Northridge. She plans to write her grandfather's Holocaust story into a novel. Goodman is an author of "RED the Book," a collection of essays written by 58 American...

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RED the Book: Can You Be Facebook Friends With Your Parents?

Posted November 18, 2010 | 18:30:00 (EST)

This post was written by Zoe Mendelson, 20, who is studying urban planning at Barnard College and wishes she spent less time on Facebook. Mendelson is an author of "RED the Book," a collection of essays written by 58 American teenage girls, available in paperback.

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RED the Book: BFF, WTF? The Pain of the Best Friend Breakup

Posted July 26, 2010 | 16:00:00 (EST)

This post was written by Jordyn Turney, 20, who writes young adult novels and is in the process of finding a literary agent. Turney is an author of RED the Book, a collection of essays written by 58 American teenage girls, available in paperback.

I'm...

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RED the Book: Return to Haiti -- and Haiti to Haitians

Posted April 26, 2010 | 17:50:04 (EST)

This post was written by Meike Schleiff, 22. Schleiff is an author of RED the Book, a collection of essays written by 58 American teenage girls,available in paperback.

I'm back in Haiti--because I love it here and because I'd visited two days before...

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RED the Book: Haiti Help -- Now And for Its Future

Posted January 20, 2010 | 14:19:20 (EST)

This post was written by Meike Schleiff, 22. Schleiff is an author of RED the Book, a collection of essays written by 58 American teenage girls, now available in paperback. She studied at Berea College in Kentucky and has led numerous public speaking and workshop events...

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How to Handle My Eating Disorder in Your Home for the Holidays

Posted December 28, 2009 | 13:28:12 (EST)

This post was written by Meike Schleiff, 22, an author of RED the Book, a collection of essays written by 58 American teenage girls, now available in paperback. She studied at Berea College in Kentucky and has led numerous public speaking and workshop events surrounding body...

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Red the Book: He Called His Penis John Wayne. He Lied.

Posted May 20, 2009 | 18:23:23 (EST)

This post was written by Maya-Catherine Popa, 20, an author of RED the Book, a collection of personal essays written by 58 American teenage girls, now available in paperback and in development for TV, film, and theater. She attends Barnard College, where she is getting her BA in...

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RED the Book: The Millennials and the Myth of College

Posted April 24, 2009 | 17:35:00 (EST)

This post was written by Jordyn Turney, 19, an author of RED the Book, a collection of personal essays written by 58 American teenage girls, recently released in paperback and being workshopped for theater. She is attending community college in California and just completed her first YA...

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RED the Book: How to Turn Teenage All-About-Me-ism into Altruism

Posted February 2, 2009 | 13:02:47 (EST)

This post was written by Carey Dunne, 19, an author of RED the Book, a collection of personal essays written by 58 American teenage girls, recently released in paperback. She is a sophomore studying English at Oberlin College.

The Obamas' call to service for Martin Luther King, Jr.,...

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Red the Book: Ticket Snubbed at the Inauguration

Posted January 23, 2009 | 15:47:15 (EST)

This post was written by Amy Hunt, 18, an author of RED the Book, a collection of personal essays written by 58 American teenage girls, recently released in paperback. She is a freshman at Juniata College.

I wish I could write here about my glorious inauguration experience, about...

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Red The Book: Since When Is Teen Pregnancy Cool?

Posted January 16, 2009 | 17:28:54 (EST)

This post was written by Cindy Morand, 19, an author of RED the Book, a collection of personal essays written by 58 American teenage girls, recently released in paperback. She's studying finance at the University of Buffalo.

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As a teenager from a mixed racial...

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Red the Book: The Voice Of A Generation

Posted June 23, 2008 | 12:13:17 (EST)

This week's post was written by Amy Hunt. She is an author of RED the Book, a collection of personal essays written by 58 American teenage girls. This summer, she plans to volunteer for Wizard Rock the Vote, a project focused on registering voters at wizard rock shows across...

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Red The Book: The Interracial Generation

Posted April 24, 2008 | 17:17:48 (EST)

In the two years and 800 essay submissions I've spent with American teenage girls in putting together this book, both the most heartening (what I'm hearing from people who are under 18) and most disheartening response (what I'm hearing, always from white people, usually over 40) have been about...

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Red the Book: The Interracial Generation, Part III

Posted April 4, 2008 | 12:49:36 (EST)

In the two years and 800 essay submissions I've spent with American teenage girls in putting together this book, both the most heartening (what I'm hearing from people who are under 18) and most disheartening response (what I'm hearing, always from white people, usually over 40) have been about...

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Red the Book: The Interracial Generation, Part II

Posted April 3, 2008 | 15:41:20 (EST)

In the two years and 800 essay submissions I've spent with American teenage girls in putting together this book, both the most heartening (what I'm hearing from people who are under 18) and most disheartening response (what I'm hearing, always from white people, usually over 40) have been about...

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Red the Book: The Interracial Generation, Part I

Posted April 2, 2008 | 15:45:49 (EST)

In the two years and 800 essay submissions I've spent with American teenage girls in putting together this book, both the most heartening (what I'm hearing from people who are under 18) and most disheartening response (what I'm hearing, always from white people, usually over 40) have been about...

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