Episode 312 — Wendy C. Ortiz

   
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Wendy C. Ortiz is the guest. Her memoir, Excavation, is now available from Future Tense Books.  It is the official September selection of the TNB Book Club.  (Photo:Meiko Takechi Arquellos)

Lidia Yuknavitch says

The time has finally arrived when women are telling the truth–the hard truths, the messy, glorious, loud, tender, screeching corporeal truths–about their lives as they live them and not lived as we are asked to live them. Wendy C. Ortiz’s writing will rearrange your DNA. Permanently, beautifully…

And Emily Rapp says

Excavation by Wendy C. Ortiz will change your life. Readers will find everything here: a gripping and necessary story, luminous writing and an utterly compelling heroine who is both generous and fierce. You will emerge changed, dazzled, energized, disbelieving and yet a believer. Most of all, read this book because, like all great literature, and especially the best memoirs, it will make you feel more alive.

Monologue topics: mail, the word “retarded,” podcast criticism, narcissism, too much me.