How Glamour Shapes Our Lives: Q&A with Author and Former Reason Editor Virginia Postrel

“If you acknowledge that you find something glamorous it makes
you vulnerable because it says something about who you are,” says
Virginia Postrel, author of the new book,
The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual
. “But I want people to think about what they
find glamorous and learn from that.”

Postrel, who served as the editor in chief
of Reason Magazine from 1989 to 2000, is an
internationally acclaimed writer, a regular
for Bloomberg View, and the author of two
previous books,
The Future and its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity,
Enterprise, and Progress
(1999) and
The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking
Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness

She sat down with Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie for an hour-long
conversation about her new book, which is a meditation on how our
perception of glamour shapes our culture, determines the choices we
make, and reveals our inner-selves. The book is an entertaining
romp, analyzing the deeper significance of the glamorous people and
places that have shaped the last century of American culture.

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