Discussion Notes: Bad Latch

Find this week’s story here: Bad Latch by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Next week’s story: Miss Temptation by Kurt Vonnegut.

Rated: Explicit for adult themes and language

This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss a story about new mothers and the pressures put on American moms to be perfect. Rammy like the story the most, and thought the story was educational and well told. Meanwhile, Maya wished that the story had gone deeper in exploring competition between women. As for Anais, she liked the story over all, but felt uneasy by the way the story made straw-men out of some characters. As for Gerald, well, he wasn’t sure if this qualified as a story. The conversation veers from motherhood to adultery and back again.

Did you know we have live listeners? On this episode, we read some of their comments and reveal their Bradberries ratings.

Also, don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate this story? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail.

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