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 The New York Times Book Review calls it

A luminous, layered accomplishment.

Also this episode:  a brief conversation with Jessica Anya Blau, whose new novel, The Wonder Bread Summer, is now available from Harper Perennial.

Monologue topics:  the sun’s lethal nature, worrying about people not being worried about me.