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Kay Hymowitz

Kay Hymowitz

Kay Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her latest book is The New Brooklyn.

Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd Putnam. 352 pp. $25.95 Some opinion columnists generate buzz because they make important arguments, others because they have fabulous...

Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families by Pamela Paul Times Books. 320 pp. $25.00 If size really matters, pornography now ranks as...

Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz Viking. 448 pp. $25.95 On the domestic front of the culture wars, Stephanie...

American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s drive to end Welfare by Jason DeParle Viking. 422 pp. $25.95 Eight years ago Americans ended welfare as they...

Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America by Jonathan Rauch Times Books. 207 pp. $22.00 Jonathan Rauch’s new volume is...

Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left by Susan Braudy Knopf. 460 pp. $27.95 On the morning of October 20, 1981, Kathy Boudin, a Bryn...

The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse by Gregg Easterbrook Random House. 400 pp. $24.95 Americans have never been so educated, healthy, well-fed, long-lived,...

Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War by William Saletan California. 327 pp. $29.95 Three decades ago, Norma McCorvey, a broke and aimless twenty-one-year-old facing her third...

Are American parents nuts? Sometimes it seems like it. A friend recently told me of a young acquaintance, the mother of a two-year-old girl, who...

Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Scribner. 408 pp. $25.00 In Random Family, the journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc...

This past fall, the American Law Institute, an influential organization of lawyers, judges, and legal academics, published a huge, decade-in-the-making tome titled Principles of the...

I Don’t Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother by Allison Pearson Knopf. 352 pp. $23.00 The idea that women can “have it...