Two women discuss the difficulties of being a man: Laura Kipnis, author of Notes on Men, an empathetic take on the often tyrannical idea of masculinity, and the inimitable Adelle Waldman, author The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., praised by The New Yorker for offering “a mercilessly clear view into a man’s mind.” Laura Kipnis is the author of How to Become a Scandal, Against Love, and The Female Thing. A professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the NEA. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, Slate, and Bookforum, among others. She lives in New York and Chicago.Adelle Waldman's first novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., was named one of 2013's best books by The New Yorker, The New Republic, Slate, The Economist, NPR, BookPage, The Guardian, Elle and many others. The novel will soon be translated into Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and other languages. Waldman's writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, Slate and many other publications.