Episode 187 — Domenica Ruta


Domenica Ruta is the guest. Her new memoir, With or Without You, is now available from Spiegel & Grau.  (Photo credit:  Charlie Mahoney.) 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 […]

Episode 186 — Erika Kleinman


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 butch women […]

Episode 185 — Maggie Nelson


Maggie Nelson is the guest. She is the critically acclaimed author of books like The Red Parts, Bluets, and The Art of Cruelty. (Photo credit: Graeme Mitchell for The New Yorker) The New York Times Book Review calls The Art of Cruelty An important and frequently surprising book . . . could be read as […]