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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).

Nov 6, 2018

We check in with Nelson DeMille, proud writer of mega-thrillers and prouder member of Mensa.  Hear all about his faux-Tudor manse and learn what his (second) favorite cuisine is! Oh yeah, we read a couple of his books, too.  

Mentioned in this episode:

Nelson Demille’s Writing Process and his Tudor Castle.

McMansion Hell

Books mentioned: Nelson DeMille Gold Coast and The Charm School; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping; Shirley Hazzard, The Transit of Venus; Barbara Walters, Audition.

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