Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller-with over 91,000 copies in print-that takes you behind closed doors to see what really goes on in America's sororities ver wonder what sorority life is really like? In Pledged, bestselling author Alexandra Robbins goes undercover to expose the dark... show more
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller-with over 91,000 copies in print-that takes you behind closed doors to see what really goes on in America's sororities ver wonder what sorority life is really like? In Pledged, bestselling author Alexandra Robbins goes undercover to expose the dark side of collegiate sisterhood-the psychological abuse, hazing rituals, and widespread body image disorders-while at the same time introducing us to many of the intelligent, successful women within its ranks. The result is a compelling sociological exploration of the powerful influence that these organizations wield over young women today. With its fly-on-the-wall voyeurism and remarkable insight, Pledged paints a sharp-eyed portrait of the intriguing and paradoxical world of modern-day sororities.
Publish date: July 6th 2005
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Social Science
I was never part of a sorority. My college had one, with four members. This book is supposedly shines the light on sororities and will tell . . . pretty much what you already know. It follows four girls, and to find out what happens to the girls is the only reason to read this book. The revelati...
I get the feeling I'm not getting the full picture of sorority life due to how she phrases certain sections and how endless her subjects' dialogue is (unless they're carrying around recorders, I find it hard to believe it's all that exact), but Robbins' novel gives me just enough insight and ideas f...
I expected this book to be more about hazing and less about their lives. It was interesting, but we can't assume that every sorority girl has a life like one of these four girls. I don't really have anything else to say, aside from this book makes me glad I didn't join a sorority!
I think Ms. Robbins is just sore because she didn't get a bid.
There wasn't really anything very shocking or secret in this book... at least nothing I couldn't have guessed anyway. It was a quick, easy read. The author said that she wanted to write about women treating other women poorly. And, I mean, I guess she did in a way but it wasn't really discussed or a...