What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal

E. Jean Carroll’s hilariously tragic road trip through the red states asks various women what they need men for, and if they could name five women who would make good political leaders. She also goes through her list of Most Hideous Men in her life list, some of which she runs across on that road trip where she’s called various names. The details around Donald Trump’s rape of her in the Bergdorf dressing room are disturbing, and so are the blithe giggly responses from women around the country about who should be in charge. It’s a depressing book masked with a few layers of jokes that are too thin to cover up the trauma.