Two fine talks of the four this month in the tradition laden Books and Coffee
series at Purdue are up on the podcast site
. Today, Janet Alsup discussed Tom Wolfe's I am Charlotte Simmons
, one of the books we are reading in my higher ed in film and fiction course, and last week Samantha Blackmon discussed Rebekah Nathan's My Freshman Year
. Both talks are about 30 minutes, and both talks draw upon descriptive data about college students today. As the father of a female college student, both books demand my attention, and both books ring true more often than not.