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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt to discuss Elizabeth Wurtzel’s midlife confessional in New York magazine, male disdain for vocal fry, and the reaction to Hillary Clinton’s health scare.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Meghan Daum’s New Yorker piece, “My Misspent Youth.”
- Hamilton Nolan’s criticism of confessional journalism.
- Katie Rophie on how to write a good memoir.
- Noreen Malone’s take on Wurtzel’s piece.
- Wurtzel’s 2009 magazine confessional, “Failure to Launch: When Beauty Fades.”
- Lexicon Valley on vocal fry. Listen here:
- Amanda Hess on Lexicon Valley co-host Bob Garfield’s disdain for vocal fry.
- Douglas Quenqua’s New York Times piece, “Young Women Often Trendsetters in Vocal Patterns.”
Allison Benedikt endorses HBO’s Enlightened as it starts its second season.
Hanna Rosin recommends reading (or rereading) David Foster Wallace’s essay, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again.”
Noreen Malone suggests checking out a very charming Joe Biden work the room at the Senate swearing-in ceremony and also says you must watch the 2012 documentary, The Queen of Versailles, which is now on Netflix.
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