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Linda Kay Klein's PURE: NATIONAL MEDIA ALERT

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Dec 19, 2018

ARTICLE CONTENT: PURE by Linda Kay Klein

NATIONAL MEDIA ALERT
BUST – Oct./Nov. Issue, review

Library Journal – 12/1, Best Book of 2018

CBS News – 12/2, “Deconstructing my Religion”

Cosmopolitan – January 2019 Issue, feature



Pure
Subtitle: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
Author: Linda Kay Klein
ISBN: 9781501124815
Pub Date: 9/4/2018
Imprint: 1261 - Touchstone HC
Format: Hardcover
Retail Price: $26.00
eBook Price: $13.99
Author Hometown: Linda Kay Klein/New York/NY
Publicist: Carr, Shida
Marketing: Kelsey Manning

Publicity
NATIONAL TV
DEC 2 CBS Religion & Culture Series / CBS / "Deconstructing My Religion" /
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NATIONAL RADIO
SEP 12 Here and Now / WBUR (NPR) /
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SEP 18 Fresh Air with Terry Gross / NPR/NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO /
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NATIONAL PRINT
TK Religion News Service
JUL 15 Kirkus Reviews / Review /
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JUL 23 Publishers Weekly / Review / "In accessible prose, she shares intimate stories from her childhood in California to illustrate how evangelical purity culture had a traumatic effect on her. This scathing condemnation of purity culture and all that goes with it will surely cause debate within evangelical circles." /
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SEP 1 USA Today Magazine / Excerpt
SEP 16 NEW YORK POST / Feature Interview /
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SEP 21 Publishers Weekly / Roundup /
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OCT 1 BUST MAGAZINE / Oct/Nov issue review. /
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OCT 15 Library Journal / *Starred Review / “A potent account of purity culture that deserves our attention.”
DEC 1 Library Journal / Best Book of 2018 /
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JAN 1 Cosmopolitan / Feature
FEB 1 Free Inquiry Magazine / Excerpt

RADIO SATELLITE TOUR
TK Grand Rapids, MI / (NPR) WGVU RADIO / "Morning Show" / Host: Shelley Irwin
TK Northern California / Napa Broadcasting / Morning Edition
TK Woodstock, NY / RADIO WOODSTOCK WDST / Woodstock Booktalk
TK Palm Springs, CA / IHUB Radio / Conversations with Charlie
TK Montana / KGEZ / Good Morning Show with Hendricks & Co
TK Jackson, MS / WMPR 90.1 FM, NPR Affiliate / Conversations Live Radio with Cyrus Webb
TK Kansas City, KS / Kansas Public Radio / Conversations
SEP 6 Boston, MA / WBIX/WXBR Radio / Frankie Boyer Show
SEP 6 Shreveport, LA / KEEL AM NEWS RADIO 710 / Strategies for Living
SEP 6 Mississippi / Louisiana Radio Network / Jim Engster Show (NPR) / LINK
SEP 6 JEFFERSON PUBLIC RADIO (NPR) / The Jefferson Exchange / LINK
SEP 10 All Things Charity /LINK
SEP 12 Park City, UT / KPCW-FM / The Mountain Life /
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SEP 18 Up to Date with Steve Kraske / KCUR-FM (NPR) /
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SEP 20 Tulsa, OK / KWGS (NPR) / Studio Tulsa /
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SEP 21 Seattle, WA / KKNW-AM/FM (1150AM - 98.9FM) / Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair /
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SEP 24 Hayward, WI / WOJB-FM (NPR) / Morning Edition
SEP 24 Northfield, MN / KYMN-AM / 15 with the Author /
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SEP 25 WMC Live with Robin Morgan
OCT 3 Albany, NY / WAMC/Northeast Public Radio / The Round Table /
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OCT 4 Women@Work / SiriusXM /
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NOV 16 Moments with Marianne / IHEART RADIO

ADDITIONAL RADIO & PODCASTS:
TK Dublin, Ireland / Newstalk Radio Ireland / The Moncrieff Show
SEP 4 BookRiot All About the Books /
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SEP 4 Kindreds Podcast /
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SEP 18 Ignite Intimacy Podcast /
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SEP 19 Sandbox Collective Podcast /
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SEP 26 The Kathryn Zox Show / VOICEAMERICA /
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SEP 26 WMFA Podcast /
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OCT 22 Faith and Feminism Podcast /
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OCT 22 VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast /
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OCT 23 Surviving Sarah Podcast /
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NOV 20 Savage Lovecast /
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NOV 20 Touch Podcast /
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NOV 21 New York / WAMC/Northeast Public Radio / 51 percent /
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NOV 23 Ex-vangelicals Podcast
NOV 25 Nashville, TN / WFSK 88.1FM / What's the 411? with Sharon Kay
DEC 3 God is Grey Podcast /
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DEC 7 Deconstructionists Podcast
FEB 1 The Bible for Normal People Podcast

LOCAL PRINT
TK Sarah Lawrence Magazine
SEP 3 Women's Review of Books / Book Review / Sept./Oct 2018; on stands Sept. 1
SEP 5 Chicago Tribune / Event Listing /
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SEP 14 SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS / Review / "The issue of shame lies at the center of Linda Kay Klein's riveting and important Pure. The relevance for this both inside and outside of the Christian community is immense, and this is a book that should stir intense thought about the way we all live."
SEP 29 WILMINGTON STAR-NEWS / Review /
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OCT 11 Chicago Splash Magazine / Review /
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OCT 28 NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES / Interview /
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OCT 30 Brooklyn Daily Eagle / Feature /
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NOV 7 Chicago Tribune / Interview /
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NOV 12 MYRTLE BEACH SUN NEWS / Interview / Syndicated from Chicago Tribune /
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NOV 15 Valley News / Interview / Syndicated from Chicago Tribune /
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ONLINE
TK THEBANNER.ORG / Review
TK Christians for Biblical Equality / Review
AUG 2 THE LILY / Article with book mention /LINK
AUG 13 NETGALLEY / Review / 4/5 stars /LINK
AUG 28 Spingo / Event Listing / LINK
AUG 28 PopSugar / Excerpt / Excerpt /LINK
SEP 2 NETGALLEY / Review / 4/5 stars /
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SEP 3 NETGALLEY / Review / 5/5 stars /
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SEP 4 Hype Magazine / Round-up /
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SEP 4 Killing the Buddha / Excerpt /
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SEP 4 Refinery29 / Excerpt /
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SEP 4 Medium / Round-up / Most Anticipated September 2018 Books /
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SEP 5 The Cut (NYMag.com) / Review / "Linda Kay Klein’s book about the devastating effects of Christianity’s obsession with purity culture is a revelation... Part memoir and part journalism, Pure is a horrendous, granular, relentless, emotionally true account." /
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SEP 5 Columbia University / Event Listing /
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SEP 5 Rewire / Review / "She combines memoir with survivor interviews and research on shame, sexuality, and religion to effectively argue that the evangelical sexual purity movement has done lasting harm to many of the women who embraced its message as teens in the ‘90s and early 2000s... [a] valuable contribution." /
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SEP 5 Bookpage / "Klein’s research supporting the need for reform is compelling, and she makes it clear that sexism and sexual shame directed toward women and young girls are endemic in our society. For those who seek spiritual community without gender bias, Klein offers empathy and new choices." /
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SEP 7 Stefanie the Librarian / Review /
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SEP 11 Elle.com / Q&A /
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SEP 16 Fox News Online / Syndicated from NY Post /
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SEP 18 Salon / Interview /
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SEP 18 Quail Bell Magazine / Review /
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SEP 19 Library Journal / Article with book mention /
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SEP 19 Medium / Article with book mention /
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SEP 19 Medium / Article with book mention /
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SEP 19 Brooklyn Daily / Event Listing /
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SEP 19 Brooklyn Daily / Event Listing /
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SEP 21 Mother Jones / Q&A /
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SEP 25 NETGALLEY / Review / 4/5 stars /
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SEP 26 Center for Inquiry / Review /
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SEP 27 Christian Feminism Today / Book Review / "Life-changing. Freeing. Healing. Empowering." /
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OCT 1 Ponderings on a Faith Journey / Review /
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OCT 3 Flavorwire / Excerpt /
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OCT 8 Vice / Interview /
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OCT 9 Red Letter Christians / Excerpt /
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OCT 9 Parnassus Musing / Round-up / Get Ready to Meet Your New Favorite Books: 38 Fiction and Nonfiction Reads We Love /
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OCT 16 VICE Broadly / Feature /
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OCT 16 CHAPTER 16 MAGAZINE / Review /
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OCT 17 RANDOM RAMBLINGS OF A WRITER / Review /
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OCT 24 SHE READS WITH CATS / Review /
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OCT 29 No Shame Movement / Q&A /
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OCT 29 MS. MAGAZINE BLOG / Interview /
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NOV 5 Rebellious Magazine / Q&A /
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NOV 10 Overeducated Housewife Blog / Review /
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NOV 13 Medill News Service / Feature /
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NOV 16 SPLASH MAGAZINE / Interview /
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NOV 20 LITERARY LINDSEY / Review /
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NOV 28 HuffPost / Article with book mention /
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NOV 29 Church Leaders / Article with book mention /
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DEC 7 QUORA

EVENTS/AUTHOR APPEARANCES
SEP 7 New York, NY / JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH / Bookseller:Barnes & Noble
SEP 20 New York, NY / BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / Moderator: Samuel Freedman. Books are sold directly through the BHS gift shop.
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OCT 19 Nashville, TN / PARNASSUS BOOKS
OCT 20 Raleigh-Durham, NC / QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS
OCT 21 Atlanta, GA / CHARIS BOOKS & MORE
NOV 9 Chicago, IL / WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST / Moderator: Debbie Jian Lee
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Marketing
MAILING/OUTREACH
APR 1 Galley / Influencers / Hand-selected list of influencers in the evangelical community, professors of sexuality and gender studies, progressive religious leaders and divinity schools, and much more
JUN 22 Galley / ALA Annual / Display
AUG 13 Early Finished Book / Influencers

SWEEPSTAKES/CONTESTS/GIVEAWAYS
JUL 1 10-copy galley giveaway / Sojourners

S&S EMAIL
AUG 15 Kelsey Follow-Up Email to Galley Recipients / Have you had a chance to read Pure by Linda Kay Klein?
AUG 21 Touchstone Fall Bookstagram Blast / Touchstone Fall Requests Open!
SEP 1 Feature in September Academic Newsletter
SEP 1 Feature in September Libarian Newsletter
SEP 12 Feature in September Audiobook Newsletter / New audiobooks everyone should listen to right now, plus a sweepstakes! / New in Biography & Memoir /
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SEP 22 Featured in Sept Bookseller Newsletter / Simon & Schuster September Bookseller Newsletter / Memoir /
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OCT 1 Feature in "cult" roundup
OCT 1 Feature in women's march/activism roundup
OCT 5 Consumer Round-Up / Books that celebrate women's empowerment and independence /
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SOCIAL (EARNED)
MAR 3 Twitter / Post / @jamiaw - 20K followers /
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AUG 16 Facebook / Post / Gloria Steinem - 267K - "To learn deep reasons why Americans are lucky not to live in a theocracy —and empathize with girls & women still being made to internalize one—read PURE, an honest & daring expose by Linda Kay Klein, a woman who broke free" /
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AUG 16 Twitter / Post / @GloriaSteinem - 309K - "Right now, some women and girls are living in an internal prison. Read PURE by one who broke free of the evangelical movement that controls women and reproduction by shaming" /
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VIDEO
SEP 4 Featured in "We Made This Book" / Livestream / Also published on Touchstone IGTV /
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PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
MAY 1 Display at ed/library conferences
MAY 1 Display at ABE conferences
MAY 1 Postcards for influencer mailing + author use / 500
MAY 1 Social media headers + graphics
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Advertising

ONLINE
AUG 29 Sojourners / ROS advertising / Ads in the Verse & Voice newsletter (35K subs) / Ads in the SojoMail newsletter (170K subs) / Ads in the She Shall Prophecy newsletter
SEP 10 PW Sponsored Content
SEP 27 Amazon Marketing Services / Headline search
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SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS
AUG 27 1st Serial / Good Housekeeping /
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Pull Quotes
“A young woman raised as a conservative Evangelical Christian reflects on her community's sexual shaming and the psychological scars that it left… Klein's personal story is fascinating, but it is the larger context that makes the book important… Timely and relevant, particularly in the age of Trump and #MeToo.”
--Kirkus Reviews

"Pure is above all for those who came out of the purity movement ---a guidebook for survivors...its final message is healing through the movements that have arisen to combat purity culture."
--Women's Review of Books

"In accessible prose, she shares intimate stories from her childhood in California to illustrate how evangelical purity culture had a traumatic effect on her. This scathing condemnation of purity culture and all that goes with it will surely cause debate within evangelical circles."
--Publishers Weekly

"Klein's jarring report is impossible to forget."
--BUST MAGAZINE

"The issue of shame lies at the center of Linda Kay Klein's riveting and important Pure. The relevance for this both inside and outside of the Christian community is immense, and this is a book that should stir intense thought about the way we all live."
--SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS

"Linda Kay Klein is the perfect woman for the job, with her personal experience with the subject matter, willingness to critically examine long-held beliefs, and deep empathy for her interview subjects. Every woman–in fact, every person, religious or not–would do well to read this heartbreaking but hopeful book."
--Chicago Splash Magazine

“A potent account of purity culture that deserves our attention.”
--Library Journal

"To those outside the church, Klein offers a well-researched insider’s point of view. To those affected by the purity movement, Klein offers a healing balm through personal testimony. To both she offers an invitation to further discourse as we seek to make our culture a safer place for all people."
--CHAPTER 16 MAGAZINE

"Life-changing. Freeing. Healing. Empowering."
--Christian Feminism Today

"Linda Kay Klein’s book about the devastating effects of Christianity’s obsession with purity culture is a revelation... Part memoir and part journalism, Pure is a horrendous, granular, relentless, emotionally true account."
--The Cut (NYMag.com)

"She combines memoir with survivor interviews and research on shame, sexuality, and religion to effectively argue that the evangelical sexual purity movement has done lasting harm to many of the women who embraced its message as teens in the ‘90s and early 2000s... [a] valuable contribution."
--Rewire

"Klein’s research supporting the need for reform is compelling, and she makes it clear that sexism and sexual shame directed toward women and young girls are endemic in our society. For those who seek spiritual community without gender bias, Klein offers empathy and new choices."
--Bookpage

"Pure is a thorough and focused study on the effects of the purity movement’s rhetoric on women and girls, but Klein stresses that her findings aren’t relevant only to religious conservatives. Rather, they represent an extreme microcosm of a broader culture of gendered sexual shaming to which we should all be paying attention."
--VICE Broadly


“Linda Kay Klein takes us inside religious purity culture as only one who grew up in it can. She shows us how the system of mind-and-body shaming works within a religious movement so culturally and politically influential that it must be understood by us all.”
-Gloria Steinem

“Linda Kay Klein’s PURE is an important book for this moment in history, as women come to the collective understanding that the institutions we spend our lives serving are not created to serve us. Women are canaries in religious coal mines—and PURE emboldens us to escape toxic misogyny and experience a fresh breath of freedom.”
--Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of LOVE WARRIOR and founder of Together Rising

"Klein’s book will get God up doing a standing ovation in creation for revealing that God’s message is to love all of ourselves—mind, body, and spirit. This is to embrace the gift of life and to live in freedom with integrity and joy. Any form of purity that does not celebrate this, does not celebrate God working in our lives."
--Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

"More and more young adults are speaking openly about the harm done to them by churches that treated sex as if it were an illicit drug. When 'Just say no' was their only message, and when the language of purity was their main ethical category, deep and lasting personal damage were inevitable. That's why Linda Kay Klein's new book is so important. It pulls back the covers on 'purity culture' and the harm it has done to a whole generation. An important book from an important new voice."
--Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration