Rachel Simmons

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Rachel Simmons is an American author of the book Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls published in 2002. (ISBN 0156027348)

Rachel Simmons
Born August 10, 1974


Simmons graduated from Vassar College and was a Rhodes Scholar at Lincoln College, Oxford where she began studying female aggression.[1] She is a native of Rockville, Maryland, her mother Claire is a Jewish historian and her father Luiz R. S. Simmons is an attorney and was a member of the Maryland General Assembly.

On September 1, 2009 Simmons was interviewed on NBC's The Today Show[2] about her new book "The Curse of the Good Girl". In March 2011, Rachel Simmons gave a speech about empowering girls to Qualters Middle School in Mansfield, Massachusetts to sixth and seventh grade girls.[3]

On April 6, 2015, Simmons was the keynote speaker at the "Educating Girls: Be Well, Lead Well" conference held in New York City and sponsored by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the National Coalition of Girls Schools.



  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. New York: Harcourt, 2002. ISBN 978-0-15-100604-5
  • Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy. Orlando, Fla: Harcourt, 2004. ISBN 978-0-15-602815-8
  • The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. New York: The Penguin Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59420-218-6

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Rachel Simmons, author of The Curse of the Good Girl, on tour September 2009". TLC Book Tours. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "The Today Show". msnbc. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  3. ^ LaHoud, Susan (March 6, 2011). "Dealing with drama". The Sun Chronicle. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Odd Girl Out on Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ A Girl's Life on Internet Movie Database