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Meg Wolitzer on The Female Persuasion, a timely novel about women and ambition

Wolitzer talks to guest host Jael Richardson about hew new novel, which deals with female mentorship, power, ambition and how a single encounter can forever change a person.
Meg Wolitzer is the author of many novels, including The Interestings and her latest, The Female Persuasion. (Nina Subin, Penguin Random House)

Have you ever met someone who changed your life? Someone who made you reevaluate everything: your opinions about the world, your ambitions, big life questions? This kind of moment is the driving force behind Meg Wolitzer's new novel, The Female Persuasion. It's about an intergenerational female friendship, following a college student named Greer Kadetsky who meets Faith Frank, a famous and glamorous feminist thinker. The Female Persuasion deals with female mentorship, power, ambition and how a single encounter can forever change a person. Wolitzer speaks to guest host Jael Richardson about her latest novel and, with the current conversation around the #MeToo movement, why it couldn't have come at a better time. 

Produced by Cora Nijhawan

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