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210 | The Secret Lives of Teenagers
210 | The Secret Lives of Teenagers

Photo Credit: Jayne Wexler

Sat, Oct 29 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson St | Evanston, IL | 60201
  • Members: $10
  • Public: $12
  • Students and Teachers: $5

In Nancy Jo Sales' 2015 article on Tinder in Vanity Fair, she spoke of a “Dating Apocalypse” and launched a series of testy exchanges with the dating app's CEO, Sean Rad. Undaunted, Sales, known for her stories on celebrity, youth culture, and crime, has continued to explore the ways social media has fundamentally changed how, and how fast, girls grow up today. American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers casts a sympathetic—but critical—eye on this new self-mediating world. WBEZ host Greta Johnsen joins Sales for an examination of what it means to be a girl today.

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A book signing will follow this program.


Nancy Jo Sales is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper's Bazaar, and many other publications. Her 2013 book, The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World, tells the true story behind the Sofia Coppola film, which was based on Sales’s 2010 Vanity Fair piece “The Suspects Wore Louboutins.” Her latest is American Girls: Social Media and The Secret Life of Teenagers.

Greta Johnsen is weekend anchor and a general assignment reporter at WBEZ, where she also hosts Nerdette Podcast. She grew up in Alaska and never complains about Chicago winters.

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