In his new book The Naughty Nineties: If men became less macho and more emotive, it was because for many decades they had been revolting against the traditional role of the ultra-responsible husband and father. Saltzman, Charlene Smith, Annie Tucker, and Diane Tye Comfort Food explores this concept with examples taken from Atlantic Canadians, Indonesians, the English in Britain, and various ethnic, regional, and religious populations as well as rural and urban residents in the United States. While she uses much of Smiley's dialogue verbatim and includes some of her lovely prose in Jessica Lange's narration, this meditation on the erosion of the family farm and the patriarchy that sustained it has been translated into a feminist screed. The employment of women over the age of sixteen peaked in I thought, 'Oh, maybe we're doing a beach commercial or something,'" she said. The contributors focus on items ranging from bologna to chocolate, including sweet and savory puddings, fried bread with an egg in the center, dairy products, fried rice, cafeteria fare, sugary fried dough, soul food, and others. The barriers to talking explicitly and publicly about sex had been falling for several years. I was clothed, but it was a very voyeuristic, terrifying thing to do. The months that followed have brought news of highly placed editors, directors, restaurateurs, politicians, and radio personalities who used their position to wield sexual power at work, whether by force or tacit coercion. There's always been that element there that people with power sometimes abuse it, but they don't all abuse it — there are good people.