Overall, I liked this book. By the time I finished it, I had decided that Wurtzel was angered by the way women were treated and that she supported the feminism movement. However, there were moments when I was reading the book that I felt like maybe she was actually against women and was railing against the sex. She talks about women using their sexuality to get ahead in a way that seems almost misogynistic at times. However, in the long run she usually reached the conclusion that the women who behaved that way had done so because of the rigged system. She also does a really great job of pointing out the injustices of the way that female victims like Amy Fisher and Nicole Brown Simpson are treated by the media and society. I ended up liking the book, but I did feel as thought the thesis was often murky and that sometimes I couldn't tell whether Wurtzel was coming or going.
In an entertaining feminist manifesto, the author of Prozac Nation explores the history of famous and infamous manipulative women and describes the motivations for and implications of their behavior. Reprint.