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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

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03:08 min | 6 months ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Yeah yeah thank you yeah check our reception yeah we have no that is still and keep people still use that do you want to come over last week's and showed love that you haven't dated at all in this decade and you know that I do know is that given person everyone eighteen to like thirty four they still use it sometimes it's easier to say that because it doesn't always look as good on a tax to say come over some late night booty call our I'm really you know what I mean sometimes the pretense of Netflix in chilling takes the edge off how anyone could move your hands girl that's okay you know maybe that's how the older folks are doing which you would know that but I don't want a lot I'm a little and I know he yeah it's your I'm just like you do I do I read urinal of yeah I many things I am more in tune to young peoples wear condoms I mean the faith based saying be in a in a quality in oral sex it's going on I know too much Julia can't keep going all right Turkey's are popping up in porn videos to highlight erectile dysfunction why why the Turkey is funny worry because it was it was it was launched by an online doctor's server and with the research revealed that cases of a wrecked tile dysfunction are seventy six percent higher in guys watch porn compared to those who don't because watching porn on a heavy regular basis has a negative impact so you get any on erection when it comes to real life that's gross and it gives the scare people yeah scare people seventeen percent of people are men of all a it gives you an unrealistic view of session this is something that you see like in television shows like Mrs Fletcher the show on HBO okay there's the the high school or car the college boys there's really that bad heavy due to a duty porn guys are very clueless when it comes to real young women Lewis I'm thinking of one scene in particular without a clue as and in the end because weren't always it never it always shows women in being said Mr yeah you know the sex right my band that's gearing say no jury is so anyway report is doing I mean you know you asked me yeah sexual information.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:52 min | 9 months ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Sodas reading and my guest booker t. played piano and organ on many of the recordings on stacks records like the one we just heard were you close with otis redding yes unfortunately yes unfortunately because he died in a plane crash yes he was he was he was he the very close friend of mine yes booker t jones speaking terry gross in two thousand seven more after a break this is fresh air support for this podcast the following message come from the walton family foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at walton family foundation dot org do you know how early you need to be to register to vote how about the number to call if something's going wrong and you're polling station or what about the best time of day to cast a ballot NPR's life kit once are you ready for election day new episodes every tuesday and thursday listen to subscribe to life kit all god's let's return to terry's two thousand seven interview with booker t jones leader of the landmark soul band booker t and the m jeez he's just published a new memoir titled time is tight you what a song called born under a bad sign that i always thought was a much older song i mean it's kind of classic blue song was around a lot longer you wanna tell us the story behind writing the song yes the company had acquired albuque- king as an artist and i was assigned his to his producer and so we need the music for him at that time partner was william bell my writing partner we wrote the words and i wrote the music in my dad that night that was one of the one of my greatest moments in the studio as far as uh being thrilled with a piece of music that was very very happy with the way that turned out what majors oh happy about it what what do you particularly like about it move who who is just such some one of a kind and so electric and so so intense and so such a one of a kind character we had written a song for him and we were doing it was coming off and i it was i was there personally in in the middle of it so he was just exhilarating you know kinda hard to describe well why don't why don't we hear it this is albert king recorded in nineteen sixty seven and my guest is booker t. who's featured on this track.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:36 min | 9 months ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

21:05 min | 9 months ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

"I'm david being cooley in for terry gross today tom perrotta his bestselling novel mrs fletcher has been adapted into a new HBO mini series it's about life is that she says that i do think is absolutely true is in porn there's no such thing as sexual harassment anytime kind of illicit situation is set up it's so that the beat the doctor can have sex with the patient and so just for a second i think mistakes her life for porn scenario and then when cold water get splashed on her in the minute you find yourself alone those are the things you want to do and so there is something in that kind of youthful rebellion against parental strict shire's that that i think can affect you and you're an adult i remember talking to a friend of mine when i left for college and he's a little bit older and his kids had been and i said oh yeah we're we're going to have an empty nest pretty soon he just looked at me with his sort of wearily well the pressure to have sex is enormous you know it's like the the the kids leaving was like before when your parents left you're suddenly free there's nothing stopping you going college at yale specifically after growing up where i did in in new jersey at the time i was really adamant with myself that i was not going to let this snobby ivy league world change who i was in that i could go their kind of take what it had to offer and emerge unscathed and and i and i really try that i had a girlfriend at home i came home a lot on weekends i always came home for the summer as i always had blue collar jobs but it is certain point in my late twenties i suddenly realized you know i don't eat the same food is my parents anymore i don't watch the same TV shows TV shows is them i don't read the same books i feel like there's this distance times between me and older friends i think that is just in spite of all of my determination i had been really transformed by the experience of going to this elite ivy league college at that particular point in my life how did your parents and how did your old friends react to the change version of you do your parents say what happened to you you're not our son anymore no you know my parents were were great about it i think especially my mom she was the one who really encouraged my siblings and and me to to go to the best schools possibly could and i think she said have accepted that that transformation i remember occasionally might my father has been dead for the past fifteen years but i do remember a few times when i was sort of just mocking some TV show he was watching and i thought was just a dumb show is an i remember that he turned me with really he was both irritated and wounded i think by the fact that i was looking down on the show that that he was watching it and and you know i still actually feel feel bad about that and and don't that's the part of the transformation in my own life that i'm not crazy about you know the sense that the country really is divided by class and by virtue of going to an ivy league school i did like sort of jump she'll classes and it's real you know you you there is a kind of condescension that can come with that that i you know have to really fight in myself well tom perrotta thanks so much for talking with us again thanks so much for having me it's such a pleasure tom perrotta speaking to terry gross in two thousand seventeen his well mrs fletcher has been adapted into an HBO mini series of the same name it premieres sunday starring kathryn hahn in the title role after a break ochre t. jones whom the new york times just called soles ultimate side man he fronted the band booker t and the m geez at the monterey international pop music festival in nineteen sixty seven which made stars of such influential music axes janice joplin the who and jimi hendrix booker t and the m geez was the backing dan for another headline grabbing act otis redding i'm david.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:39 min | 9 months ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Is transitions the story follows both a single mother facing an empty nest and her son who's off to college perotti previous novel the leftovers also was adopted by HBO also booker t jones in the nineteen sixties and early seventies he led the band booker t and the m jeez they also were the house band for the memphis based so labeled stacks records booker t. was in eleventh grade with a paper route when he first started playing it stacks i was in a rush to a school and get my paper stone get over to stacks thrill every day to get to go there and play music until ten eleven o'clock every night he has a new memoir today's first guest is author tom perrotta whose recent novel mrs fletcher is being dramatized this sunday HBO mini series kathryn hahn stars in the title role mrs fletcher both the HBO series and the novel urban major life transitions and the sexual transitions that accompany them when the novel begins eve a forty six year old divorced single mother is saying goodbye to her son brendan who's leaving for college brennan expects college to be a big beer and pizza party with plenty of girls he's unprepared for the way he'll be called out for his sexist bure while eve has been worried about the influence of porn on how her son treats young women she finds herself turning to porn and is surprised by how much she starts to like it tom peron spoke to terry gross in twenty seventeen when mrs fletcher was first published note appearance although they talk a little about how all the main character becomes drawn to porn they don't talk explicitly about the porn she watches tom perrotta welcome back to fresh air i want to ask you to start by reading from the very beginning of mrs fletcher it was a long drive and eve cried most of the way home because the big day hadn't gone the way she hoped not that big days ever did birthdays holidays weddings graduations funerals they were all to loaded with expectations and the important people in her life rarely acted the way they were supposed to most of them didn't even seem to be working from the same script as she was the maybe that's the more about the important people in her life than it did about big days in general take today all she'd wanted from the moment she opened her eyes in the morning was a chance to elect brendan know what was in her heart to express all the love that had been building up over the summer swelling to the point where she sometimes thought her chest would explode just seem to really important to say it out loud before he left to share all the gratitude and pride she felt not just for the wonderful person he was right now but for the sweep little boy he'd been and the strong decent man he would one day become and she wanted to reassure him to to make it clear that she would be starting a new life just the same as he was and that it would be a great adventure for both of them don't worry about me she wanted to tell him you just study hard and have fun i'll take care of myself but that conversation never happened brendan had overslept he'd been out late partying with his buddies when he finally dragged himself out of bed he was useless too hung over to help with the last minute packing or the loading the van it was just so irrespon- symbol leaving her with her bad back to lug his boxes and suitcases down the stairs and sticky august heat sweating through her good shirt will he sat in his box at the kitchen table struggling with the childproof cap on a bottle of ibuprofen but she managed to keep her irritation and check she didn't want to spoil their last morning together with petty nagging even if he deserved it going out on a sour note would have been a disservice to both of them that's tom perrotta reading from his new novel this fletcher so i love that you have these two parallel transitions mothers transition the single mothers transition when her son he's leaving for college and his transition when he is the one who's leaving and there's so many points in this book where i think he's being so livia to her needs in i thought back to myself when i left for college i wasn't thinking about my parents needs i didn't ask them how do you feel now that i'm leaving home and never would have occurred to me no you think you assume they're all right there's stories are set and you're the one who's on the adventure exactly and that's part of the point of your book the mother story is not set like she's questioning who she is she says sets questioning her sexual orientation she's questioning what kind of life she wants to have how she should shake up her life so what got you thinking about these two parallel transitions the mothers and the sentence and how you could kind of join them together well the first part of it is i think that i've been kind of tracking my own life in in my fiction so my kids were little and on the playground i wrote little children based on those experiences and when they were playing exports in junior high and high school that gave me some of the raw material for the abstinence teacher and the most recent era of my life has been this transition listen to the empty nest and to this post parental moment of reflection like okay this huge project of race in kids is is over what is my life look like now you know what is my wife what is her life look like as well but i never really right straight autobahn fee and it seemed like a much more poignant thing to reflect on what it would be like for women who son was the other person in her family she really is is alone when when he goes to school the empty nest really is empty for her another thing that really sets off the story it's on the day that she's about to drive him to college for his first day there the girlfriend who her son is broken up with comes over for a visit so the mother eve goes out to get gas before driving him to college when she returns she hears that they're engaged in the sexual act and he's giving her her son is giving his girlfriend really his ex-girlfriend these crude sexual commands about what to do to him calling her the b word an- eve is just like a paul like she's in an enlightened woman like she she hates this language she hates everything it stands for and she doesn't know how to have that conversation with him and certainly doesn't want to have it with him on the day that they're partying that he's going to college but she wants him to begin college with the understanding that there's a difference between and sexual relationships in really real life and the soulless encounter he presumably watches on the internet so what made you think about that does that come out of your life to of morning to make sure that your children weren't learning crude condescending ways of speaking to their boyfriend or girlfriend from either learning at from friends from television from porn whatever what i just think it's a really interesting and peculiar moment the american culture because on the one hand there is this kind of crudeness in the way that that we talk and on the other hand.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:40 min | 9 months ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm David Bianculli editor of the website T. V. worth watching sitting in for Terry gross days first guest is author Tom Perrotta whose recent novel Mrs Fletcher is being dramatized this Sunday is a new HBO miniseries Kathryn Hahn stars in the title role Mrs Fletcher both the HBO series and the novel urban major life transitions and the sexual transitions that accompany them when the novel begins eve a forty six year old divorced single mother is saying goodbye to her son Brandon who is leaving for college Brandon expects college to be a big beer and pizza party with plenty of girls he's I'm prepared for the way he'll be called out for his sexist behavior while he has been worried about the influence of porn on how our son treats young women she finds herself turning to porn and is surprised by how much she starts to like Tom Prada spoke to Terry gross in twenty seventeen when Mrs Fletcher was first published note to parents although they talk a little about how the main character becomes drawn to porn they don't talk explicitly about the porn she watches temporada welcome back to fresh air I want to ask you to start by reading from the very beginning of Mrs Fletcher it was a long drive and eve cried most of the way home because the big day hadn't gone the way she'd hoped not the big days ever did birthdays holidays weddings graduations funerals they were all too loaded with expectations and the important people in her life rarely acted the way they were supposed to most of them didn't even seem to be working from the same script as she was the maybe that says more about the important people in her life than it did about big days in general take today all she wanted from the moment she opened her eyes in the morning was a chance to let Brandon know what was in her heart to express all the love that had been building up over the summer swelling to the point where she sometimes thought her chest would explode it just seemed really important to say it out loud before he left to share all the gratitude and pride she felt not just for the wonderful person he was right now the for the sweet little boy he'd been and the strong and decent man he would one day become and she wanted to reassure him too make it clear that she would be starting a new life just the same as he was in that it would be a great adventure for both of them don't worry about me she wanted to tell him you just study hard and have fun I'll take care of myself but that conversation never happened Brandon had overslept he'd been out late partying with his buddies and when he finally drag himself out of bed he was useless hung over to help with the last minute packing for the loading in the van it was just so irresponsible leaving her with a bad back to let his boxes and suitcases down the stairs in the sticky August heat sweating through her good sure well he sat in his boxers at the kitchen table struggling with the childproof cap on the bottle of ibuprofen but she managed to keep her irritation in check she didn't want to spoil their last morning together with petty nagging even if he deserved it going out on a sour note would have been a disservice to both of them that's temporada reading from his new novel Mrs Fletcher so I love that you have these two parallel transitions mothers transition the single mothers transition when her son is leaving for college and his transition when he is the one who is leaving and there's so many points in this book where I think he's being so oblivious to her needs in I thought back to you myself when I left for college I was thinking about my parents needs I didn't ask them how do you feel now that I'm leaving home it never would have occurred to me no you think use in there alright as there's stories are set and you're the one who's on the adventure exactly and that's part of the point of your book the mother story is not set like she's questioning who she is she suspects questioning her sexual orientation just questioning what kind of life she wants to have her she should check up her life so what got you thinking about these two parallel transitions the mothers and the sounds and how you could kind of join them together well the first part of it is I think that I've been kind of tracking my own life in in my fiction so in my kids were little and on the playground I wrote little children based on those experiences and when they were playing sports in junior high and high school that gave me some of the raw material for the absence teacher and the most recent era of my life has been this transition to the empty nest into this post parental moment of reflection like okay this huge project of raising kids is is over what is my life look like now what you know what is my wife what is her life look like as well but I I never really right straight autobiography and it seems like a much more poignant thing to reflect on what it would be like for a woman whose son was the other person in her family she really is alone when when he goes to school the empty nest really is empty for her another thing that really sets off the story it's on the day that she's about to drive him to college for his first day there the girlfriend who her son is broken up with comes over for a visit so the mother eve goes out to get gas before driving him to college when she returns she hears that they're engaged in a sexual act and he's giving her her son is giving his girlfriend really his ex girlfriend these crude sexual commands about what to do to him calling her the V. were an eva is just like a palm like she isn't an enlightened woman think she she hates this language she hates everything it stands for and she doesn't know how to have that conversation with him and certainly doesn't want to have it with him on the day that their party that he's going to college but she wants him to begin college with the understanding that there's a difference between sexual relationships and really what real life and the soul listen counter he presumably watches on the internet so what made you think about that does that come out of your life to of morning to make sure that your children weren't learning rude condescending ways of speaking to their boyfriend or girlfriend from other learning it from friends from television from porn whatever what I just think it's a really interesting and peculiar moment in American culture because on the one hand there is this kind of crudeness in the way that that we talk on the other hand there's this conflicting urge to to really police the way there that we speak and so you see it with near the B. word as you said so it's it's very common to hear women laughingly referred to their friends with with that word but then there's a sense that you know a guy should never say it to a woman and and you might say well that's a clear rule but it's also a confusing role I think it's a shock for eve the here sign use this word in in a sexual context and I think she immediately thanks that he learned it from porn where because he certainly wouldn't have anybody modeling that kind of language for him in real life so you know she's assuming her son watches porn and then once he's out of the house she starts watching a lot of porn would you describe the kind of porn she's especially interested in yeah what she receives an anonymous tax that applies a certain label to her which which you and I have agreed to Sayre she's a sexy mom a mom who is sexually desirable people know the acronym and she's offended by it and it's a it's a dirty text but that same time she realizes she's not really sure about what the term means and she goes to look it up that way the way we do and she realizes that it's not quite the old Mrs Robinson stereo type it's it's a more neutral and possibly even complimentary terms suggesting that you may be older you may be a mom but you're still desirable in the course of doing this she's led to a website that basically consists of ordinary women in their thirties and forties yes sending in or their husbands or their partners sending in videos of them engage in sex it's highly amateur and it's just about people saying Hey this is me here you can get a glimpse into my into my bedroom and she surprised to find herself watching lesbian porn yes you know she she samples the menu which is which is vast and in a certain point she settles on this lesbian porn as you know she never thought of herself in this way but this porn turns around and I think it leads her to censor their sexual possibilities in her world that she has investigated yet in in the sexy mother category of lesbian porn you describe it as often beginning with a reluctant woman grumbling washing dishes are mopping the floor when the doorbell rings and then a more confident woman arise with a bottle of wine and a bit of exposed cleavage and then the action begins did you watch a lot of this before writing the novel I watched enough to write an awful yeah I did and it was it was really interesting because you know if you we'll have different responses to the porn obviously and some of it is disturbing and some of it is just too much but I did find that I was especially interested by this category of porn that involves a kind of a seduction because I think very different from what you had stereotypical male for in that which is sometimes just launch right in you know nobody wants any talking but but there was this sense that you know and I guess maybe this is the definition of a certain kind of female friendly porn that that it was about two people connecting and about it was about seduction actually very clearly then in contrasting that with her son he grows up in a boy culture were date rape doesn't seem like it's necessarily wrong to the boys and if you're a guy who tries to intervene and stop date sexual harassment or date rape you're gonna be bullied for it and it makes it very confusing for the boys I think and I'd like to know what you're thinking about when you're writing this character who is kind of subscribing to that kind of behavior in language and not really understanding what's wrong with it even though he grows up in a family that wouldn't tolerate that kind of behavior and he would say that it was wrong if you asked him about it and and I do think that that I was really interested in the fact that we talk way more about consent then we did when I was in college when we were colored by the way I graduated in nineteen eighty three and and you know I think there's a whole body of knowledge of you know or just in the category of.

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on AP News

"The movie the voice the secret agent character rex dasher over the last several months a number of citizens vanished into thin air do you think it's the same people who took my brother I'm one hundred the movies out in November he's thirty today Catherine Hahnel starring Mrs Fletcher a new HBO series about a mom who make some life changes after her son goes away to college girl anymore she's forty six and woody Harrelson who will show up in a zombie land sequel later this year play the iconic Archie bunker on ABC's live all in the family revival last spring we'll get on a blow it on tell her since fifty eight today and that's our birthday round up for July twenty third I'm Bob Kessler robots will be in use the next summer's Tokyo Olympics including a field support robot which will help bring back objects like javelins and discusses the robot which looks like a card will need a human to run in front of it and load the objects Japanese automaker Toyota which is the major Olympic sponsor developed the robot and others like one that's a screen on wheels and is designed for virtual attendance it's a moving human size display designed to represent people who can't be there there's also robots in the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots with eyes that change to the images of stars and hearts the Toyota engineer in charge says there could be various possibilities such as having the mascot robot hold the Olympic torch using magnets Pakistan's prime minister met with president trump at the White House and want to self with Afghanistan starter Madani as more president has long railed.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

02:52 min | 2 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KPCC

"It and it makes it very confusing for the boys i think and i'd like to know what you're thinking about when you were writing this character who is kind of subscribing to that kind of behavior and language and not really understanding what's wrong with it even though he grows up in a family that wouldn't tolerate that kind of behavior right and he would say that it was wrong if you asked him about it and i do think that that i was really interested in the fact that you know we talk way more about consent then we did when i was in college when will you college by the way i graduated in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and i think the whole body of knowledge or just even the category of sexual harassment didn't fully exist like i think i certainly new students who'd had affairs with teachers and that was sort of considered you know a little bit risky but not beyond the pale and it just it just hadn't been codified as an offense at at at that point it would soon change but but i will say we didn't speak as much about consent we didn't speak as much about sexual boundaries i think we were closer to the sexual revolution it was right at the moment when aids started to really change people's sexual behaviors but but it is it is interesting to me that students now have all these workshops and sessions about consent and yet it does seem like the problem i don't know if it's getting better statistically it's hard to say but it does seem that these guys are somewhat immune to all of the the teaching or they arrive at college still expecting to have that that party that they've been dreaming about let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more if you're just joining us my guest is tom perrotta his new novel is called mrs fletcher we'll be right back this is fresh air hi this is laurie manto next time on film week our critic's review the horror film upgrade from lee l of the saw franchise i think you'll be surprised by one critic has to say about it film wake every saturday at noon here on kpcc hey everybody it's john rabi there is a great new easy way listen to kpcc just tell your amazon echo alexa play kpcc.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KPCC

"And npr is part of our voter game plan this is fresh air i'm dave davies infra terry gross our guest tom perrotta is the author of the novels election and little children which were both adapted into films his novel the leftovers was adapted into the hbo series of the same name hbo is now producing a pilot for a possible series based on paradise latest novel mrs fletcher the book which is now out in paperback is about major life transitions and the sexual transitions that accompany them when the novel begins eve a forty six year old divorced single mother is saying goodbye to her son brendan who's leaving for college he expects college to be a big beer and pizza party with plenty of girls he's unprepared for the way he'll be called out for his sexist behavior meanwhile eve facing the freedom and loneliness of the empty nest signs up for a community college class called gender and society the critical perspective which is taught by trans woman although eve's been worried about the influence of porn on how her son treats young women she finds herself turning to porn and is surprised by how much she starts to like it terry spoke to pirata when mrs fletcher was first published last july a note to parents although they'll be talking a little about how the main character becomes drawn to porn they won't be talking explicitly about the porn she watches town paredo welcome back to fresh air i want to ask you to start by reading from the very beginning of mrs fletcher okay it was a long drive and eve cried most of the way home because the big day hadn't gone the way she'd hoped not that big days ever did birthdays holidays weddings graduations funerals they were all to loaded with expectations and the important people in her life rarely acted the way they were supposed to most of them didn't even seem to be working from the same script as she was there maybe that said more about the important people in her life than it did about big days.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"If you're just joining us my guest is writer tom perrotta his new novel is called mrs fletcher he also wrote the novels a little children and election both of which were made into movies his novel leftovers was adapted into the hbo series of the same name the new book mrs fletcher revolves around two main characters a divorced mother whose son is leaving home for college and during most of the book is gone at college and the sun and the transition he's making in his life they're both making transitions in terms of their sexuality either understanding of sex and the future that they see for themselves so wanna take a turn in the conversation to the senior citizens center that eve runs and she has to call people sometimes to say your father is really misbehaving you have to call one on guy and say like you have to come get your father he can't work here anymore he's exposed himself and said said terrible things in the women's room and the women the seniors who are in the bathroom we're on the verge of calling the police so like this has got to stop did you ever get one of those i don't know if your parents have ever been in an assisted living facility or nursing home or a senior center where you've ever gotten a call like that i have not had that happen personally but when when my kids were younger i remember that you know the local paper had a story back the father of a woman who was at in the school yard and it sounded like he had been exposing himself in with the i thought oh this is terrible her father's the sex offender and then you know she was just sort of explaining that her father has dementia and was just you know didn't know what he was what he was doing and in the.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is fresh air i'm dave davies infra terry gross our guest tom pirata is the author of the novels election and little children which were both adapted into films his novel the leftovers was adapted into the hbo series of the same name hbo is now producing a pilot for a possible series based on parabas latest novel mrs fletcher the book which is now out in paperback is about major life transitions and the sexual transitions that accompany them when the novel begins eve a forty six year old divorced single mother is saying goodbye to her son brendan who's leaving for college he expects college to be a big beer and pizza party with plenty of girls he's unprepared for the way he'll be called out for his sexist behavior meanwhile eve facing the freedom and loneliness of the empty nest signs up for a community college class called gender and society the critical perspective which is taught by trans woman although eve's been worried about the influence of porn on how her son treats young women she finds herself turning to porn and is surprised by how much she starts to like it terry spoke to pirata when mrs fletcher was first published last july a note to parents although they'll be talking a little about how the main character becomes drawn to porn they won't be talking explicitly about the porn she watches tamper out a welcome back to fresh air i want to ask you to start by reading from the very beginning of mrs it was a long drive and eve cried most of the way home because the big day hadn't gone the way she'd hoped not that big days ever did birthdays holidays weddings graduations funerals they were all to loaded with expectations and the important people in her life rarely acted the way they were supposed to most of them didn't even seem to be working from the same script as she was the maybe that said more about the important people in her life than it did about big days.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"If you're just joining us my guest is writer tom harada his new novel is called mrs fletcher he also wrote the novels little children and election both of which were made into movies his novel leftovers was adapted into the hbo series of the same name the new book mrs fletcher revolves around two main characters a divorced mother whose son is leaving home for college and during most of the book is gone at college and the sun and the transition he's making in his life they're both making transitions in terms of their sexuality their understanding of sex and the future that they see for themselves so i want to take a turn in the conversation to the senior citizens center that eve runs and she has to call people sometimes to say your father is really misbehaving just to call one guy and say like you have to come get your father he can't work here anymore he's exposed himself and said said terrible things in the women's room and the women the seniors who are in the bathroom we're on the verge of calling the police so like this has got to stop did you ever get one of those i don't know if your parents have ever been in an assisted living facility or nursing home or a senior center where you've ever gotten a call like that you know i have not had that happen personally but when my kids were younger i remember that you know the local paper had story back the father of a woman who was in the school yard and it sounded like he had been exposing himself in with i thought oh this is terrible her father's the sex offender and then you know she was just sort of explaining that her father has dementia and was just you know didn't know what he was what he was doing and in the.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"With as many females as who who basically let him whether or not this makes him normal or not i think for me is one of the points of conversation that i hope this book engenders i mean we all know that pornography is unbelievably available for young people unconsumed in great numbers and yet of course none of us consumers or nor do we know anyone who consumed the new rv heard of anyone who consumes then so it's a strange our conversation to have the we had the similar conversation this morning with tom parralo just rug mrs fletcher and in that in that the the older woman in the book you fletcher consumes a lot of pornography and we ended up having in her and her son does as well we ended up having a a conversation about what he'll learn and about how young man's attitudes towards a sex change because of how available how ubiquitous pornography is where did you end up on then willie was pretty dizzying to think about room when i grew up in the paleozoic era pornography was available uh so sparingly out a friend on another author actually was just telling me about the long exploits he would take uh with his friends in search of pornography there would be some rumor that a certain seven eleven had it or something and so you would walk for days it sounded like in order to get some brief image of an unclear it's person nowadays of course it's the opposite you worry that if you accidentally type one letter wrong in gugel instead of booking a flight you'll end up watching an orgy so i mean it seems like an omniprescence presence in the lives of so many young people peggy ornstein here's a writer her i know the author of a book about girls and saks has talked about having the the part of you having a direct effect on the sex lives of young people about young people are expecting to perform and to have performed on them things which previously would have been banished to the furthest corners of erotic machinations third son i mean it's it's definitely front and center said about.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Mm from whyy in philadelphia this is fresh air weekend i'm dave davies in for terry gross today tom pariah his novels little children at election were adapted in the movies in the leftovers was adapted into it hbo series his new novel mrs fletcher is partly inspired by a milestone in his own life okay this huge project of raising kids is is over what is my life look like now the story is about major life transitions and the sexual transitions that can accompany them also kellog and be the unusual story behind some of america's most popular cereals story that connects with the leadership of the seventh day adventist and the early days of the wellness movement who talked with dr howard marquel about his new book the kellogg's the battling brothers of battle gregory warner here to tell you that in pierce new international podcast called rough translation each week rain it take you to a different country to hear story that reflects back on something that we are talking about here in the united states they began a perspective shift travel with us rough translation is on npr one or wherever you get your podcasts this is fresh air weekend i'm dave davies in for terry gross our first guest tom parana is the author of the novels election and little children which were both adapted into films whose novel the leftovers was adapted into an hbo series his new novel mrs fletcher has already been option to by hbo for a possible series the stories about major life transitions and the sexual transitions that accompany them when the novel begins eve the forty six year old divorced singlemother besancon bite were son brendan who's leaving for college he expects college to be a big beer and pizza party with plenty of girls he's unprepared for the way he'll be called out for his sexist behavior.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The spread of an open data philosophy has allowed global collaboration like never before and the transformative power of artificial intelligence is creating endless new possibilities sir nigel shed bolt professor of artificial intelligence at oxford university shares insights about how open data and eight i are fundamentally changing the way we live and work world affairs tonight at eight and again tomorrow morning at two this is fresh air i'm teary gross back with tom parana his novels election and little children were adapted into films his novel the leftovers was adapted into an hbo series hbo has already optioned his new novel mrs fletcher it's about a divorced single mother who is facing life as an empty nester now that her teenage son has gone off to college she runs a senior citizens center and is taking a community college class on gender and society tak by a transgender woman the sun is having trouble adapting to college life and is getting called out for his sexist behavior so did you come of age with feminism and with the gay rights movement so i i went to college in 1979 from my working class high school and so i really did have to have my consciousness raised i i i came feeling probably the way my parents had that i would say let go there were no gay people in my high school and sometimes i would make the homophobic jokes and i remember one day why have couple things have having one i had a a wonderful professor who was gay and.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on Fresh Air

"This is fresh air i'm teary gross my guest tom harada is the author of the novels election and little children which were both adapted into films his novel the leftovers was adapted into the hbo series of the same name his new novel mrs fletcher has already been option by hbo for a possible series the stories about major life transitions and the sexual transitions that accompany them when the novel begins eve a forty six yearold divorced single mother is saying goodbye to her son brendan who's leaving for college he expects college to be a big beer and pizza party with plenty of girls he's unprepared for the way he'll be called out for his sexist behavior meanwhile eve facing the freedom and loneliness of the empty nest signs up for a community college class called gender and society a critical perspective which has taught by a trans woman although eve has been worried about the influence of porn on how her son treats young women she finds herself turning to porn and a surprised by how much she starts to like it in a review of mrs fletcher and news day marion winnick wrote parana has been called the steinbeck of suburbia and an american check off but with mrs fletcher he's become the jane austen of 21st century sexual mores note to parents although we'll be talking a little about how the main character becomes drawn to porn we won't be talking explicitly about the porn she watches.

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"mrs fletcher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mrs fletcher" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is fresh air and if you're just joining us my guest is writer tom pariah his new novel is called mrs fletcher he also wrote the novels little children and election both of which were made into movies his novel leftovers was adapted into the hbo series of the same name the new book mrs fletcher revolves around two main characters a divorced mother whose son is leaving home for college and during most of the book is gone at college and the sun and the transition he's making in his life they're both making transitions in terms of their sexuality their understanding of sex and the future that they see for themselves so i wanna take a turn on the conversation to the senior citizen center that eve runs and she has has to call people some times to say your father israeli misbehaving yes a call one on guys i like you have to come get your father he can't work here anymore he is exposed himself and said yes said terrible things in the women's room at and the women the seniors who were in the bath or more on the verge of calling the police so like this has got to stop did you ever get one of us i don't know if your parents have ever been in an assisted living facility or a nursing home or a senior center where you've ever gotten a call like that you know i have not had that happen personally but when uh when my kids were younger i remember that you're of the local paper had a story back the father of a woman who was you who heads the at in the school yard and it sounded like he had been exposing himself on it with the icu throw this is terrible her father's sex offender and then you know she was just sort of explaining that her father as dementia name was just you know need this didn't know what he was what he was doing and in.

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