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59: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer - Our Fascinating Discussion

In this Unabridged podcast episode, we're discussing our February Book Club book, The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, which centers on issues related to feminism. This novel focuses first on college student Greer Kadetsky who meets her mentor, Faith Frank, when Frank speaks at Greer’s college.  Their initial meeting leads to a productive and ultimately contentious relationship focused on advocacy for feminism. Along the way, a rich cast of secondary characters, including Greer’s boyfriend Cory, her best friend Zee, and Faith’s investor Emmett, change and grow along with Greer. 

Spoilers are inevitable throughout our book club discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book The Female Persuasion!


Introduction and Summary of the Book: 00:00 - 01:58

Main Discussion: 01:58 - 49:11

​Book Pairings: 49:21 - 56:59

Classroom Connections: 57:00 - 00:00

Book Pairings 

Ashley - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists

Jen - ​Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me

Other Mentions 

Meg Wolitzer's Belzhar and The Ten-Year Nap

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

Christina Dalcher’s Vox

Naomi Alderman’s The Power

Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page.


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