Episode 35 – Purity

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Kait, Renata, and their guest Sophie (of Two Bossy Dames) read Purity by Jonathan Franzen, a length tome on technology, privacy, and mostly, how women are the worst. They are just the worst! Luckily, these women often have older men around, on whom to fixate their attention. If they’re lucky, they might even get to bone a writer! Also: Jonathan Franzen never got around to adopting that orphan to explain Youth Culture to him, and it shows. Listen now to hear us womansplain the internet!

Content warning: This book contains some questionable sexual content, and so does our discussion of it.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: The Song Franzen Called A “Great Song” At The End Of Purity Is The Worst Thing About Purity

Lunch With The FT: Jonathan Franzen

Orange Is The New Black Book Funeral

Purity by Jonathan Franzen review – dazzling, hilarious, and problematic

Candy pairing:  Kait says overpriced organic fair trade chocolate, Renata says anything that’s been recalled, Sophie says 3 Musketeers.

Coming up next: The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans.


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