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That Book is your guide to terrible good books and good terrible books.  You know that book: the one you see everyone reading on the subway, the one gathering dust on your stepmom’s nightstand, and the one that the library has twenty untouched copies of. Hosted by Hannah Weaver and Michael Goldsmith, readers with high expectations and low standards.  

By day, Hannah is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. By night, she can be found making a mess of the kitchen, insisting on taking a walk, and reading schmaltzy paperbacks from the public library. A Midwesterner by birth, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two cats.

Michael is an actor living in Brooklyn. Maybe you've seen him die horribly on shows like Doctor Who and Gotham, but he's mostly a theatre guy--having performed in London, NYC and across the US in all kinds of plays that aren't musicals. He blames books for everything good in his life (knowledge, etc.) and everything bad (bouts with childhood obesity).

Aug 20, 2019

Michael and Hannah take on Hollywood’s cash cow: kid lit! Plus, they take a look at what to do with problematic faves and a deep dive on “boarding” Hollywood stars into movies.

Books Mentioned:

Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox; Matilda; The Witches; Boy

Lois Lowry, The Giver; Chasing Blue

Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events


On Roald Dahl: New Yorker, BBC.

On Fantastic Mr Fox

On The Giver: Lowis Lowry 1, Lois Lowry 2,  on T Swift.

On boarding.

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