DoubleX Gabfest: Lauren Sandler’s New Book on Being and Having an Only Child, Fathers (What Are They Good for?),…

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June 13 2013 11:56 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Are Fathers Necessary? Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss Lauren Sandler’s new book about being and having an only child, One and Only; fathers (what are they good for?); and wedding presents—should we stop giving them?

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Allison Benedikt recommends Eli Saslow’s beautifully written but grueling Washington Post story about life after Newtown for one victim’s family.

Just in time for Father’s Day, Hanna Rosin wants you to read Kathryn Edin and Timothy Nelson’s new book, Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City.

Noreen Malone says you should check out Michelle Dean’s New Yorker essay on the friendship between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy. Oh, and watch The League.

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Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

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