Episode 165 — Michelle Orange

   

Michelle Orange is the guest. Her new essay collection, This is Running for Your Life, is now available from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

The Daily Beast calls it

A brilliant collection of essays on modern life, and ways that technology and connectivity are changing how we interact with the world….As Orange brilliantly breaks down the state of modern life and how it stands in relation to technology and the commoditized image, she tells us much of what we already have intuited, but might have been afraid to admit to ourselves….

And Publishers Weekly raves

In this whip-smart, achingly funny collection, film critic Orange (The Sicily Papers) trains her lens on aging, self-image, and the ascendancy of the marketing demographic, among other puzzles of the Facebook generation….[this is] a collection whose voice feels at once fresh and inevitable.

Monologue topics: TNB Literary Experience, tweets.