Aug 13, 2019
This week we take a ride through the glorious brain of Carrie Fisher: princess of Hollywood, funny person, crank. Meryl played a Carrie-ish person an adaptation of her novel, Postcards from the Edge.
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Aug 6, 2019
Into the swamp with Meryl we go to discuss Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and its wild adaptation, um, Adaptation. We talk Florida Lit, Florida Men, and authors with money.
Books/Authors Mentioned: Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief; Rin Tin Tin, The Library Book; Carl Hiassen; Karen Russell, Swamplandia; Jeff Van Der Meer,...
Jul 30, 2019
Inspired by the 1998 Meryl Streep weepie, One True Thing, Hannah and Michael cough gently into their handkerchiefs and discuss the “Sick Lit” phenomenon, spearheaded by Lurlene McDaniel and her 70+ books about children dying.
Books mentioned: Lurlene McDaniel, Six Months to Live, Don’t Die, My Love, Somewhere...
Jul 23, 2019
Hannah and Michael talk about the UK’s answer to Thomas Kinkade, moving with books, and hot takes on literature.
Jack Vettriano Profile in the Independent (2010)
Robert Caro, The Power Broker
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Ben Lerner, 10:04
Jul 16, 2019
Michael and Hannah hang with Meryl in Lyme Regis in the 1981 adaptation of John Fowles’s 1969 The French Lieutenant’s Woman. We are remarkable people!
Books mentioned: John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Collector, The Maggot; Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea; A.S. Byatt, Possession; Michael Faber, The...