Episode 144 — Andrea Seigel

   

Andrea Seigel is the guest. She’s the author of three novels: Like the Red Panda, To Feel Stuff, and The Kid Table. She’s also an accomplished screenwriter.

Chuck Klosterman says

If Helen Fielding had been born in 1979 and become a hyper-precocious Goth kid whose favorite book was Prozac Nation, she probably would have ended up writing exactly like Andrea Seigel.

And Bret Easton Ellis says

Andrea Seigel’s confidence— her intelligence and verve— lets her take risks that sweep the reader along.

Monologue topics: capturing the cultural moment, chasing clicks, whorishness, the Super Bowl, grief essays, trending, feeling sickened.