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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Kate Julian discuss Lori Gottlieb's Atlantic cover story "How To Land Your Kid in Therapy"; the ongoing trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her toddler daughter, Caylee; and men who wax, like disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Jessica Grose recommends Saving Sarah, the reality show chronicling the repair of Sarah Ferguson's image, on OWN. She also endorses Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, by New Yorker executive editor Dorothy Wickenden. The book is about Wickenden's grandmother Dorothy Woodruff and her journey from Smith College society girl to hearty Coloradan settler. Grose will be interviewing Wickenden the week of June 27, so stay tuned for that.
Hanna Rosin loves The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy, by Priscilla Gilman, a memoir about raising a son with a disorder called hyperlexia.
Kate Julian is enjoying the new Laura Cantrell album, Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music, which is a tribute to the 91-year-old singer Kitty Wells. You can find a free download of the album's title track at Cantrell's website.
Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.