Journalist and Author
FROM Susan Faludi
Susan Faludi on Her Father Susan Faludi has made a career of examining the politics of gender. Her first book, “Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women,” was a rallying cry for feminists in the early ‘90s. She followed that up with an examination of men in American society. Now the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist has turned her investigative pen on herself, her father and the politics of family. In her new book, “In the Darkroom,” Faludi reconnects with her estranged father after he becomes a she. Steven Faludi had gender reassignment surgery when he was in his 70s and became Stephanie Faludi. Susan spends 10 years with her father, trying to understand her and the bigger issues of how gender, religion and identity shape a family and a society.
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Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.