In concert with Northshire Bookstore, we are delighted to present “An Evening with Meghan Daum,” the award-winning essayist whose latest book, The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars, has already inspired heated debate and legions of fans.
The Problem with Everything issues a manifesto on our era’s most polarizing topics: identity politics, #MeToo, contemporary feminism, victimhood, and trial by social media. Daum contends that “the culture is effectively being held hostage by its own hyperbole. So enthralled with our outrage at the extremes, we’ve forgotten that most of the world exists in the mostly unobjectionable middle,” she writes, kicking politically correct notions to the curb in favor of a more nuanced, fact-based approach. At turns personal and provocative, Daum explores the gender pay gap, assault on college campuses, “cancel culture” and more in this “sharp, brazen, and undeniably controversial” (Kirkus Reviews) account of this moment in time.
Meghan Daum’s previous books include Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, winner of the 2015 PEN Center USA Award, and the essay collection My Misspent Youth. She edited The New York Times bestseller Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids and has contributed to numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Vogue. She is a former opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times and currently writes a biweekly column about culture and politics for Medium as well as teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts.
Saratoga Springs New York