"Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen
is a vivid reminder of just how much--and sometimes, how little--has changed for women in the last 35 years. Typing prowess and wedding-night virginity may no longer be expected, but Shulman's tale of Sasha Davis's struggle to find herself amid conflicting cultural messages about beauty, brains, and sex will be resonant for many more years to come."
—Andi Zeisler, editorial/creative director of Bitch magazine
"Extremely relevant--I loved it! Growing up female in America forces many to become obsessed with how they look and how others see them, yet these cultural pressures and their effect on young woman are too rarely taken seriously and it was valuable and comforting to read a book that recognizes this and puts it in perspective. I only wish I'd found Alix Shulman's classic earlier."
—Sophie Pollitt-Cohen, co-author of The Notebook Girls
“An extraordinary novel . . . Sad and witty, expertly conceived and executed . . . Important.” —Peter Prescott, Newsweek
“This story, told with astringent wit, explores every facet and cliché of what it means to grow up female and beautiful.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“A vicious little gem of a novel.” —Cosmopolitan