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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).

May 21, 2019

Hannah and Michael talk Kalamazoo, old fav Danielle Steel, political book scandals, and the books on offer at the hairport.

Books Mentioned:

The Mueller Report

Melissa Caruso, The Tethered Mage

Gary Sinise, Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends; Normal People

Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Bridget Collins, The Binding

Pierce Brown, Red Rising Trilogy

Ramin Setoodeh, Ladies Who Punch



Kalamazoo in the news

Danielle Steel profile by Samantha Leach

Catherine Pugh scandal