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The Way We Never Were by Stephanie Coontz
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Mar 29, 2011

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Looks unsurprising but perhaps useful for arguments with the next pushy social conservative I meet.
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Sarah I actually thought this was an excellent book.


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Kelly Good to hear! I'll get to it one of these days!


DoctorM it's useful for exactly that.


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Kelly I'm all for books as tools!


DoctorM Exactly, darlin'...


Kelly wrote: "I'm all for books as tools!"


Wealhtheow Haha, "useful for arguments" was exactly why I picked this up myself! I wish I could send it to people and force them to read it.


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Kelly Yes, that's the reason its still on my list, too! Fortunately, I don't personally interact with a whole lot of pushy social conservatives in my daily life so it has been a lower priority, but I'm definitely going to get there!


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Karen Riha Hopefully it can be used to invite young (new to the political world) voters to be critical thinkers!


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Kelly Yeah, that too!


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Perry I'd also point 'em to any 5 out of The Stories of John Cheever. Their choice, any 5. Talk about blowin' away nostalgia for the B&W TV era. Or, of course, any novel by Richard Yates.


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