Episode 392 — Alexandra Kleeman

   
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Alexandra Kleeman is the guest. Her debut novel, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, is available now from Harper.

Alexandra is from Boulder, so we have that in common. Not that I’m “from” Boulder, but I did live there for eight years, went to college there, and so on. The feeling I came away with after talking to her is that she’s an unusually kind person. She’s one of those people who emanates goodness. Just sweet as could be. And behind that sweetness is a really fierce intelligence. Her book has been getting all kinds of raves, and Ben Marcus called it “the fiction of the future” or something along those lines, and he tends to be right about those kinds of things, so…a very promising start to a literary career. And I’m happy I got to talk with Alexandra just as things are getting under way. 

In today’s monologue I talk about the holidays. And jury duty. And then at the tail end of the show I talk about some movies I’ve seen recently.