Episode 66 — Kris D’Agostino


Kris D’Agostino is the guest.  He’s the author of the debut novel The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac (Algonquin), which was the March selection for the TNB Book Club.

Raves Brock Clarke, author of Exley:

A singularly funny, bitter, bold book about what it’s like to resemble people you want badly to be better than. This is a remarkable book about a remarkable family with disturbingly familiar problems.

Topics of conversation include:  film school, New York, The Hunger Games, reading, Boston University, loneliness, Boogie Nights, Dirk Diggler, Paul Thomas Anderson, failure, Dungeons & Dragons, J.R.R. Tolkien, living at home, anxiety, mothers, therapy, break-ups, routines, music, band practice, New School, pre-school, energy, relaxation, Woody Allen, A Separation, cinematic literature, acting, class comics, Italian, public transportation, testing, Children of Men, Never Let Me Go, organ harvesting, coming of age stories, and realist science fiction.

Monologue topics:  coffee shops, coffee meetings, Larry Charles, social awkwardness, forgiveness, Jesus, and birthday parties.