Episode 285 — Tom Barbash

   

Tom Barbash is the guest. His story collection Stay Up With Me is now available in paperback from Ecco.

The Daily Beast calls it

Fantastic…These Cheever-esque stories all show that Barbash has a sensitive ear towards the subtle ways that relationships are formed and altered, but he’s also not afraid to open a story with a car accident and watch the sparks fly.

And The New York Times says

These stories should come with a warning: They might undo you.

Monologue topics: competition, competitive mania, confusion, fear, loathing.