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‘The Problem With Everything:’ Part Memoir, Part Manifesto And Full On Cultural Observation




Meghan Daum, author of The Problem With Everything
Meghan Daum, author of The Problem With Everything
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It’s difficult to describe the new book, “The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.” But as author Meghan Daum puts it, “the book is part memoir, part manifesto, part extended rumination on the complications and contradictions of our time. And it’s very Gen X.”

The Problem With Everything by Meghan Daum
The Problem With Everything by Meghan Daum
Gallery Books, 2019/Meghan Daum

 

Daum attempts to make sense of the country’s current landscape, while examining its most intractable problems. The book dives into identity politics, intersectionality, campus politics and tests theories on the divide between millennials and Gen Xers. 

So what’s the problem with everything? Larry sits down with author Meghan Daum to find out. 

Guest:

Meghan Daum, author of many books, including her latest, “The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars” (Gallery Books, 2019); she tweets @meghan_daum