Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Nov 30, 2014

Dmitry Samarov is the guest. His new memoir, Where To?, is now available from Curbside Splendor. 

Rick Kogan calls it

"Funny, touching, observant, philosophical, sad, world-weary, artful and wonderful are the stories that pepper this book. There has never been a cab driver like Dmitry Samarov and, since he's given up...

Nov 26, 2014

Dorothea Lasky is the guest. Her latest poetry collection, Rome, is available now from Liveright. 

Maggie Nelson says

“Dorothea Lasky is one of the very best poets we've got. Her poems radiate weirdness and raw power; you can feel your mind grow new folds as you read them. They lay waste to milquetoast notions of...

Nov 23, 2014

William Giraldi is the guest. His latest novel, Hold the Dark, is now available from Liveright Publishing.

The New York Times Book Review calls it

“[F]ierce, extraordinary…. Hold the Dark is an unnerving and intimate portrayal of nature gone awry. It’s all but bereft of levity, spectacularly violent...

Nov 19, 2014

Atticus Lish is the guest. His debut novel, Preparation for the Next Life, is available now from Tyrant Books.  It is the official November selection of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

The New York Times calls it

“Perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade.”

And Joy Williams says


Nov 16, 2014

Meghan Daum is the guest. Her new essay collection, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, is available now from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. 

Hilton Als says

“I think it’s fair to say that I can’t tell you what Meghan Daum’s remarkable book means to me—the exceptional often denies verbalization. Her...