Plenty of people associate Helen Thorpe with her time as Colorado's first lady; she and Governor John Hickenlooper separated in 2012. But Westword readers also know her as a journalist and the author of the 2004 feature article "Head of the Class," which led to the best-seller Just Like Us.
Thorpe's latest book, Soldier Girls, is a profile of three military women that earned major spotlight time on last night's episode of The Daily Show, with host Jon Stewart not even bothering to mention her previous role in Colorado. After all, there was too much else of importance to discuss. Check out their conversation below.
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