After Words with Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi talked about her book The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America, published by Metropolitan Books. She contends that… read more

Susan Faludi talked about her book The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America, published by Metropolitan Books. She contends that following the attacks of September 11. 2001, the U.S. psychological reaction was defined by regressive gender roles. In her book Ms. Faludi argues that the American cultural and political landscape became imbued with exaggerated images of brave men and dependent women. The guest interviewer was Marie Arana.

Susan Faludi is the author of several books including, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women and Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. Ms. Faludi’s writing has appeared in several publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation and the Wall Street Journal. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her reportage in 1991.

Marie Arana is the editor of the Washington Post Book World. She is the author and editor of numerous titles, including American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood; The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work and her recently published novel, Cellophane. close