The Feminist Mom Behind This Fall’s Big Book About Men

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Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School is one of the books we’re most excited about this fall: Critic Molly Young calls it “almost preposterously courageous” in her October Read Like the Wind roundup. So on this week’s show, we’re talking to Ben Lerner … and we’re also talking to his mom, Harriet Lerner. She’s a feminist psychologist and best-selling relationship expert, and she’s also one of the most important influences on her son’s writing. <iframe scrolling="no" allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" width="100%" height="130" style="border-radius: 3px; height: 130px; width: 100%; box-shadow: 0 0 25px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15);" src="https://player.gimletmedia.com/j4h6vb"></iframe>
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