Episode 119 — Julie Klam


Julie Klam is the guest. She is the author of several books, the most recent of which is called Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can’t Live Without, now available from Riverhead.

Kirkus raves

“Klam’s voice is often flat-out hilarious… [she] never fails to come up with terrific comic vignettes and sharp one-liners… highly entertaining.”

And the late-great David Rakoff says

“Julie Klam is one funny writer.”

Monologue topics: salvaging the novel, creative breakthroughs, self-immolation, public freakouts involving nudity, unnecessary trips to Israel, bleak episodes of crushing creative stasis, Board.