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Wendy Shalit (; born 1975) is an American author who has written two books... A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue, published by Free Press in 1999 and Girls Gone Mild: Young Rebels Reclaim Self-Respect and Find It's Not Bad to Be Good, published by Random House in 2007.
Total Books: 7
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she is the sister of writer Ruth Shalit and Mina Shalit. She graduated from Williams College with a BA in Philosophy.
Her articles on cultural and literary topics have appeared in Commentary, The Wall Street Journal and Slate.
A Return to Modesty has attracted much controversy, most notably earning her attacks from Katha Pollitt in The New York Times The Solipsisters and Larry Flynt in Hustler magazine, where she was awarded the A...hole of the Month title.
At the same time, Shalit received many letters of support D1NT Nice People from young women who were disenchanted with the sexual revolution, prompting her to start an online support forum called ModestlyYours with 20 bloggers "of all ages and backgrounds whose voices are not normally heard in the mainstream (or even non-mainstream) media."
Mona Charen has called ModestlyYours an "antidote to the vulgarity that is shoved in our faces from magazine covers, television, raunch radio, movies, and shows. . . Shalit names a "rebel of the month" on the site, choosing young women who exemplify modesty, intelligence, and integrity.They are the counter counterculture...and not a minute too soon."
Shalit's second book, Girls Gone Mild: Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find It's Not Bad to Be Good, was released on June 26, 2007.
She currently lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario.