Well, people tend to think goodness is boring, they misunderstand what the good girl is about. So I wanted to challenge people's preconceptions about the good girl and say: "She's not who you assume." The girls I profile in this book are very outspoken; they're not demure or mild at all. Society assumes they are but in fact, as their individual stories show, these girls are the real rebels.
"Sometimes when daughters have a bad-girl mother, they rebel and become good girls. They are constantly embarrassed by me!"
--Ellen Sussman, 52, editor of Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave, on her two daughters, ages 19 and 21 (MORE magazine July/August 2007)