Jessica Valenti is a columnist at The Guardian US, founder of feministing.com, and author of several books about women’s issues (e.g. Friedman & Valenti, 2008; Valenti, 2010, 2014). In her recent book, Sex Object: A Memoir (Valenti, 2016), which is a New York Times bestseller, she recounts her experiences growing up in Queens, N.Y. She reflects on her relationships, motherhood, and most prominently, her weariness of the everyday sexism she has endured. Valenti describes how living in a sexist and misogynistic culture has shaped her life. The book offers a compelling account of the author’s own experiences with issues such as sexual double standards, sexual objectification, and sexualized violence in the US.