"Pornified is rife with tales of Americans experiencing a new level of sexual pathos, filled with snapshots of surreptitious lives: it is as compelling as it is troubling. A provocative book, sure to stir debate and reflection."--Margaret Talbot, senior fellow, New American Foundation, and staff writer, The New Yorker
"Pamela Paul convincingly and sometimes shockingly details the effects on men, women, and children living in a 'pornified' world. Her book should be a wake-up call for parents and should change the way we view--and rationalize viewing--pornography today. As Paul makes clear, porn is not 'cool,' or 'liberating,' or basically benign. It is a poison eroding relationships between men and women and darkening our children's horizons."--Judith Warner, author of Perfect Madness
"This is a quietly forceful book. It helps everyone--from libertarian to moralist--by offering a common ground from which to proceed: pornography is one more alienating product of a consumer culture, and in some ways a particularly lonely one. By definition it is selfish. That doesn't mean it needs to be banned; it does mean we need to think about what it's doing to each of us, and to our shared society."--Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Enough
"Pornified is rife with the tales of Americans experiencing a new level of sexual pathos, filled with snapshots of surreptitious lives: it is as compelling as it is troubling. A provocative book, sure to stir debate and reflection."
-- Alissa Quart, author of Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers
"A sharp rebuke to porn's glamorization."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"An alarming, thought-provoking overview of today's cyber-sexual society."
--The Seattle Times
"Pamela Paul sets out to scare readers about the effects of pornography on American society, and she succeeds mightily."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch