About the Program
In this Encore Booknotes from October 2001,columnist and author Midge Decter joins host Brian Lamb in a discussion of her memoir "An Old Wife’s Tale: My Seven Decades in Love and War." The book is a chronicle of her life since the 1940s, including her roles as single parent, publishing executive, spouse, conservative and grandmother; as well as a portrait of American culture during the same time period. Throughout the narrative Decter expresses her opinion on such topics as the relationship between the sexes, the 1960s and '70s women's movement, and communists.
Midge Decter is the author of "The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women’s Liberation," "The Liberated Woman and Other Americans," and "Liberal Parents, Radical Children." Her essays and reviews have appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic, The American Spectator, The National Review, and The New Republic, among others and she is a regular contributor to Commentary. She lives in New York City and East Hampton, New York with her husband, author Norman Podhoretz.
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