For the next DoubleX Book Club, which will post in the beginning of May, Hanna and Margaret Talbot and I are diving into Chang-Rae Lee's The Surrendered . I'm halfway through, and it's haunting and gripping and thoroughly absorbing. Get it now and read along with us. And send us your suggestions for the next book club-a good beach or by-the-pool read for summer.
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The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is
Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?
The Supreme Court, Throughout Its History, Has Been a Massive Disappointment
Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister
Now Stare. Don’t Stop.
The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.