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Joshua Mohr is the guest. His new novel, All This Life, is available now from Soft Skull Press.
This is, I think, the third time I’ve talked to Josh on the program. The first time we did a full hour and the second time we did a few minutes at the top of a show and now we’ve done another hour. Always great talking with him. Some writers are good writers and bad talkers and some writers are bad writers and good talkers and other writers are good writers and good talkers. Joshua Mohr is a good writer and a good talker. Actually, I think a lot of writers are good talkers. I think communication is communication, and if a person has a facility for the written word they’re often good to talk with as well. But not always. Which is fine. I’m just saying. Anyway. Great talking with Joshua Mohr and great to see his new novel get the kind of glowing reviews that it’s been getting. Well-deserved and then some. Mr. Mohr fights the good fight.
In the monologue, I read some more mail. One letter comes from an angry listener stepping up to defend me, and another comes from a listener who just saw the new movie The End of the Tour about the late-great David Foster Wallace.