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Jun 30, 2013

Domenica Ruta is the guest. Her new memoir, With or Without You, is now available from Spiegel & Grau.

Entertainment Weekly calls it

“Stunning . . . comes across as a bleaker, funnier, R-rated version of The Glass Castle and marks the arrival of a blazing new voice in literature.”

And The New York Times...

Jun 26, 2013

Erika Kleinman is the guest. Her new mini-memoir, My Life as a Dyke, is now available as an ebook exclusive from Thought Catalog.

From the publisher:

"Being a lesbian doesn’t come natural to everyone. That’s what Erika Kleinman learned during her sexual awakening in 1990s Seattle, when she began dating a host of...

Jun 23, 2013

Maggie Nelson is the guest. She is the critically acclaimed author of books like The Red Parts, Bluets, and The Art of Cruelty.

The New York Times Book Review calls The Art of Cruelty

"An important and frequently surprising book . . . could be read as the foundation for a post-avant-garde aesthetics. 
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Jun 19, 2013

Julie Sarkissian is the guest. Her debut novel, Dear Lucy, is now available from Simon & Schuster.

Joyce Carol Oates says

"Dear Lucy introduces a young writer with a most original voice and a tenderly eccentric vision.  Julie Sarkissian has created a boldly lyrical, suspenseful, and mysterious fictional world in this...

Jun 16, 2013

Matthew Savoca is the guest. His new novel is called I Don't Know I Said, and it's available now from Publishing Genius Press.

Michael Kimball says

"There’s a hell of a lot more charm in Savoca’s book than a novel about sad and smart twenty-somethings should ever have."

And Scott McClanahan says

“Man, this book...