To listen to the DoubleX Gabfest, click the arrow on the player below.
In this edition of the Gabfest, Seth Stevenson and Jessica Grose of Slate join New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss addiction writing from Buzz Bissinger and Cat Marnell; whether cooking memoirs have become anti-feminist; and what, exactly, is the point of Pinterest-like sites for men.
Items discussed on the show:
- Buzz Bissinger’s GQ piece, “My Gucci Addiction”
- News of Cat Marnell’s book deal
- Amanda Erickson’s New Republic piece on whether cookbook memoirs have become husband-hunting guides
- Daniel D’Addario’s Salon piece on celebrities building lifestyle brands.
- Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell
- Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, With Recipes, by Elizabeth Bard
- Seth Stevenson’s Slate piece on Pinterest-like sites for men.
Seth says you should check out Sheila Ferguson’s Soul Food: Classic Cuisine from the Deep South.
Noreen loved Annia Ciezadlo’s Day of Honey.
Loyal fans of Slate’s DoubleX, please remember to like us on our Facebook page.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?
A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull
Subprime Loans Are Back
And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.