The Audio Book Club on Cristina Nehring
Our critics discuss A Vindication of Love.
Posted Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at 7:17 AM
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This month, the Audio Book Club tackles Cristina Nehring's A Vindication of Love—a polemic about how feminism, with its emphasis on equitable relationships, has leached the passion out of romance. Katie Roiphe argues that A Vindication of Love may be somewhat adolescent in its grandeur, but that it is also highly original, provocative, and a fun read.
Slate's Audio Book Club now comes to you on the third Thursday of every month. Our selection for September is J.D. Salinger's classic novel about adolescent angst, The Catcher in the Rye. Look for our discussion of The Catcher in the Rye on iTunes or on the Slatehomepage on Sept. 17.
Thy Neighbor's Wife, by Gay Talese
"The Swimmer," by John Cheever, and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," by Flannery O'Connor
Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen
Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Night of the Gun, by David Carr
American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock
All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
Independence Day, by Richard Ford
The Emperor's Children, by Claire Messud
The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Everyman, by Philip Roth
Saturday, by Ian McEwan
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
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Meghan O'Rourke is Slate's culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at The New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother's death, is now out in paperback.
Katie Roiphe, professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, is the author most recently of Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages, and the forthcoming In Praise of Messy Lives.