DoubleX Gabfest: The Shrink It and Wax It Edition
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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Kate Julian discuss Lori Gottlieb's Atlantic cover story "How To Land Your Kid in Therapy"; the ongoing trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her toddler daughter, Caylee; and men who wax, like disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Jessica Grose recommends Saving Sarah, the reality show chronicling the repair of Sarah Ferguson's image, on OWN. She also endorses Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, by New Yorker executive editor Dorothy Wickenden. The book is about Wickenden's grandmother Dorothy Woodruff and her journey from Smith College society girl to hearty Coloradan settler. Grose will be interviewing Wickenden the week of June 27, so stay tuned for that.
Hanna Rosin loves The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy, by Priscilla Gilman, a memoir about raising a son with a disorder called hyperlexia.
Kate Julian is enjoying the new Laura Cantrell album, Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music, which is a tribute to the 91-year-old singer Kitty Wells. You can find a free download of the album's title track at Cantrell's website.
Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
"Marry Him!" in the Atlantic
"Casey Anthony Coverage Gives HLN an Identity" in the New York Times
"Casey Anthony Trial: Atmosphere Outside Court" on Good Morning America
"Pretty Boys" in Slate
"On the Limits of Self-Improvement, Part II" in Vanity Fair