To understand how we got here, we have to rewind the VHS tape. 90s Bitch tells the real story of women and girls in the 1990s, exploring how they were maligned by the media, vilified by popular culture, and objectified in the marketplace. Trailblazing women like Hillary Clinton, Anita Hill, and Marcia Clark were undermined. Newsmakers like Monica Lewinsky, Tonya Harding, and Lorena Bobbitt were shamed and misunderstood. The advent of the 24-hour news cycle reinforced society’s deeply entrenched sexism. Meanwhile, marketers hijacked feminism and poisoned girlhood for a generation of young women.

Today, there are echoes of 90s “bitchification” nearly everywhere we look. To understand why, we must revisit and interrogate the 1990s—a decade in which female empowerment was twisted into objectification, exploitation, and subjugation. Yarrow’s thoughtful, juicy, and timely examination is a must-read for anyone trying to understand 21st century sexism and end it for the next generation.
“This is a thrilling read, smart, lyrical and — above all – necessary. The book would be on my recommended reading-list at any time, but during the Trump era it should be mandatory.”

Darin Strauss   NBCC-Winning Author of ‘Half a Life’

“Brava for this ambitious, confident, and brilliantly original explication de Bitch.”

Wednesday Martin   #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author of ‘Primates of Park Avenue’

“Yarrow’s prose is brilliant, her insights are razor-sharp, and her moral aim is essential.”

Steve Almond   Author of ‘Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country’

“90s Bitch is essential reading for every feminist.”

Anne Helen Petersen   Author of ‘Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud’

June 27, 2018   Washington, DC
Conversation w/ Sarada Peri, Obama Speechwriter
The Wing   7:00pm

June 28, 2018   Washington, DC
Conversation w/ Garance Franke-Ruta, Journalist
Politics & Prose at The Wharf   7:00pm

June 29, 2018   Washington, DC
Women Write Washington Salon w/ Meredith Fineman
BeeKeeper Group   5:30pm

July 7, 2018   Sag Harbor, NY
Reading & Book Signing
Harbor Books   6:00pm

July 9, 2018   Brooklyn, NY
Reading & Conversation
The Wing (Dumbo)   7:00pm

July 17, 2018   Brooklyn, NY
TueNight + 90s Bitch
Invisible Dog Art Center   6:30pm

August 1, 2018   Cambridge, MA
Reading & Conversation
Harvard Bookstore   7:00pm