Laura Kipnis, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katie Roiphe discuss A Vindication of Love.

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Aug. 20 2009 7:17 AM

The Audio Book Club on Cristina Nehring

Our critics discuss A Vindication of Love.

A Vindication of Love.

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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.

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Laura Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern and the author of The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability. Her previous book wasAgainst Love: A Polemic.Meghan O'Rourke is Slate's culture critic and the author ofHalflife, a collection of poetry.Katie Roiphe is the author ofStill She Haunts Me. 

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