Info: Our guest is Virginia Postrel, author of “The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion.” Postrel, a columnist for Bloomberg View, discusses what qualities make a person or thing “glamorous.” She contends that glamour can often affect the way the public views political figures. She cites examples of Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Barack Obama, to name a few. Postrel discusses how people transform themselves into being glamorous; citing Jacqueline Kennedy, who, according to the author went to great lengths to become a glamorous First Lady. Postrel also talks about some of the un-glamorous events that she has gone through in the past eight years, such as donating a kidney to psychiatrist Sally Satel in 2006, and successfully fighting breast cancer in 2007. She notes that political Washington has become “nastier and more ritualized” over the past few years.