In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin, along with Slate's June Thomas, discuss Sarah Palin's powerful primary endorsements in Tuesday's elections, a new study about palliative care, and the box-office failure of Jennifer Aniston's latest romantic comedy, The Switch.
The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Jessica Grose: The Investigation Discovery show Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, which airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. The show tells true stories about people whose spouses were leading double lives.
Hanna Rosin: Gary Shteyngart's new novel about love in the time of hyperconnectivity, Super Sad True Love Story. Hanna also recommends Susan Dominus' New York Times story about the three-inch Kate Spade wedge heel worn by many female politicians.
Here are some links to things we discussed this week:
Hanna on Tuesday's election results, "Mama Palin Is 'Channeling Her Anger.' "
"Murkowski Is Locked in a Tight Senate Race in Alaska" in the New York Times
Atul Gawande's fantastic, upsetting New Yorker story on end-of-life care, "Letting Go."
"Palliative Care Extends Life, Study Finds" in the New York Times.
On the box office failure of The Switch: "Once Jennifer Aniston Revisits TV, Should She Stay There?," from PopEater; "Jennifer Aniston's Box Office Blues," from CNN; "A few theories to chew on," from the Sports Guy.