Episode 168 — Scott Nadelson

   

Scott Nadelson is the guest. His new memoir, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress, is now available from Hawthorne Books.

Kirkus calls it

Eloquent and universal.

And The Portland Mercury says

It’s unusual to read a memoir built of short stories, but it works—instead of forcing a narrative arc onto his own life, as so many memoir writers do, Nadelson simply places these stories next to one another, allowing their edges to overlap, tugging the reader forward and backward in time. The results are funny, quietly compelling, and unflinchingly frank. Nadelson has built a golem out of paper and typeface.

Monologue topics: my little sister’s wedding, peer pressure, alcohol, the Cajun element.