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...
Jul 9, 2019
Michael and Hannah dive into Nora Ephron’s Heartburn and learn that Nora knows what to do. Also: Lillian Hellman remains the worst, Mandy Patinkin gets screwed, and Carly Simon goes wild.
The cover of Michael’s copy of Heartburn.
Jul 2, 2019
In this installment of #TheMerylSeason, Michael and Hannah tackle Lauren Weisburger’s The Devil Wears Prada and its sequels, and try desperately to master Meryl’s iconic affect in the eponymous movie. Plus, a quiz!
On Lauren Weisburger: here
On The Devil Wears Prada (book): here.
On The Devil Wears...