The Problem with Everything by Meghan Daum audiobook

The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars

By Meghan Daum
Read by Meghan Daum

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982129330
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A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION From “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement. You won’t be able to stop thinking about it and talking about it. In the fall of 2016, acclaimed author Meghan Daum began working on a book about the excesses of contemporary feminism. With Hillary Clinton soon to be elected, she figured even the most fiercely liberal of her friends and readers could take the criticisms in stride. But after the election, she knew she needed to do more, and her nearly completed manuscript went in the trash. What came out in its place is the most sharply-observed, all-encompassing, and unputdownable book of her career. In this gripping new work, Meghan examines our country’s most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape—from Donald Trump’s presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond. In the process, she wades into the waters of identity politics and intersectionality, thinks deeply about the gender wage gap, and tests a theory about the divide between Gen Xers and millennials. This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION

From “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement. You won’t be able to stop thinking about it and talking about it.

In the fall of 2016, acclaimed author Meghan Daum began working on a book about the excesses of contemporary feminism. With Hillary Clinton soon to be elected, she figured even the most fiercely liberal of her friends and readers could take the criticisms in stride. But after the election, she knew she needed to do more, and her nearly completed manuscript went in the trash. What came out in its place is the most sharply-observed, all-encompassing, and unputdownable book of her career.

In this gripping new work, Meghan examines our country’s most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape—from Donald Trump’s presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond. In the process, she wades into the waters of identity politics and intersectionality, thinks deeply about the gender wage gap, and tests a theory about the divide between Gen Xers and millennials.

This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Will leave you examining your own thoughts and beliefs about the culture we are living in today…I love how this book pushes me to think harder and be smarter.” Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Affectingly personal, achingly earnest, and something close to necessary.” Vogue
“Daum, a sharp critic and essayist, takes on the excesses and oversimplifications of contemporary feminism.” New York Times Book Review
“Sharp, brazen, and undeniably controversial.” Kirkus Reviews
“Author/narrator Meghan Daum… establishes an intimate tone somewhere between university lecture and angst-ridden rant. The result is the feeling that we are having coffee with a smart friend who has interesting views…Delivered at a swift pace, these eight chapters speed by, leaving the listener with much to consider.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Meghan Daum

Author Bio: Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum is the author of the essay collection My Misspent Youth and the novel The Quality of Life Report, a New York Times Notable Book. Her column on political, cultural, and social affairs appears weekly in the Los Angeles Times and is distributed nationally through the McClatchy news service. She has written for numerous publications, including the New Yorker, Harper’s magazine, GQ, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and the New York Times Book Review.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 6.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English