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In this week’s Gabfest, Slate editors Hanna Rosin and Jessica Winter and New York editor Noreen Malone talk to Molly Pohlig about her Slate article on dating while mentally ill. Then, the “no body talk” culture of sleepaway camp and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
Some of items discussed in the episode:
Noreen recommends the Wikipedia page Comedy of Remarriage, a great go-to list of classic movies.
Hanna recommends Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast’s poignant and funny memoir about her aging parents.
Jessica recommends prettifying your Instagram by following fashion historian Laura McLaws Helms (@laurakitty), who ’grams beautiful spreads from vintage fashion magazines.
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