Episode 166 — Rob Roberge

   

Rob Roberge is the guest. His new novel, The Cost of Living, is now available from Other Voices Books.  It is the April selection of The TNB Book Club.

Cheryl Strayed says

Roberge’s writing is both drop-dead gorgeous and mindbendingly smart. The Cost of Living is an intimate, original, important novel that I’ll be recommending for years to come.

And Scott Shriner, bass player for Weezer, says

This is a guy who clearly knows his way around a tour bus. And around a massive drug habit. A dark, funny, frightening, and above all authentic book about the toll the rock and roll lifestyle can take.

Monologue topics: Boston, terrorism, tragedy, talking about speechlessness, confusion, darkness, realism, pragmatism, idealism.