Meghan Daum with Katie Herzog
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. Her new book, The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars (Gallery), takes the current political realities into account.
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. Meghan Daum’s books include The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, which won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction.
Meghan Daum will appear in conversation with Katie Herzog, writer for The Stranger.