In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss Tea Party-endorsed Senate candidate in Delaware, Christine O'Donnell; Rebecca Traister's new book about women in the 2008 election, Big Girls Don't Cry; and Susan Faludi's essay in Harper's, "American Electra: Feminism's Ritual Matricide."
The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Emily Bazelon: Peggy Orenstein's forthcoming book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, about the rise of "girlie-girl culture."
Hanna Rosin: Jennifer Egan's latest novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, which according to Publisher's Weekly is a "star-crossed marriage of lucid prose and expertly deployed postmodern switcheroos."
Margaret Talbot: Room, the new book from Emma Donoghue, about a 5-year-old boy who has lived his entire life in one small room.
Other articles and books mentioned in the Gabfest:
"What Price Happiness?" from Naomi Wolf in More Magazine.
Drawn to Read's illustrated review of Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don't Cry
Notes From the Cracked Ceiling by Anne Kornblut