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Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com

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Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com

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174 Ratings
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Fun podcast

By MaryHelenSheriff - Nov 18 2019
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Love the mix of drinking, books, and other random stuff. Fun to listen to!

I'm mad

By JCB___ - Jul 30 2019
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This show has made my to-read list untenable, and I'm furious. Love the podcast.

iTunes Ratings

174 Ratings
Average Ratings
155
6
5
1
7

Fun podcast

By MaryHelenSheriff - Nov 18 2019
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Love the mix of drinking, books, and other random stuff. Fun to listen to!

I'm mad

By JCB___ - Jul 30 2019
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This show has made my to-read list untenable, and I'm furious. Love the podcast.

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So Many Damn Books

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Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com

73: Backlist: Jonathan Lethem's "Motherless Brooklyn"

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Without a guest, the guys make good on their TMN Tournament of Books bet- Drew chose Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn. They talk about what matters in a noir, Lethem tackling Tourette's, and enjoying a book about where you live, amongst other subjects. Also: Patreon listener recommendations!

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Aug 29 2017

29mins

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79: Movie Adaptations & MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

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So Many Damn Books heads to the movies and sees Kenneth Branagh's (mustache's) Murder on the Orient Express, based on the Agatha Christie novel. What you want in an adaptation is discussed, as well as dream adaptations, and adaptations the guys are looking forward to seeing. But, you know, books are better.

15 seconds of a song: Beck - Broken Train

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Nov 21 2017

31mins

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96: R.O. Kwon (THE INCENDIARIES) & Rachel Khong's GOODBYE VITAMIN

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R.O. Kwon buzzes in with her buzzy book, The Incendiaries, and the guys get to talk to her about stuff like campus novels, North Korea, how likely they would be to join a cult, and also Rachel Khong's Goodbye Vitamin, and how to write lightly about devastation, a re-read for D+C that inspires a chat about seeing it in a new light. 

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Aug 14 2018

43mins

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91: Stephanie Danler (SWEETBITTER on Starz) & Lorrie Moore's ANAGRAMS

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Stephanie Danler drops by the Damn Library for a second go around, this time to talk the Sweetbitter television adaptation she created, now on Starz. We discuss the Disneyland of production, why writers' rooms are great, and how she doesn't really live in Los Angeles like her house would imply. Plus we got into Lorrie Moore's Anagrams, and its satellite stories, and the forgotten voids of the 80s. Christopher and Drew also overpromise on tote bags.

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May 29 2018

54mins

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61: Jonathan Lee & "Pereira Maintains"

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Jonathan Lee takes a dip into the Damn Library, talking his novel High Dive over a cocktail named after chlorine that surely doesn't taste like chlorine. The ensuing discussion includes fatherhood, pool water, and political awakenings - particularly those of Antonio Tabucchi's "Pereira Maintains." Or does he declare? Of course, Drew and Christopher take a break to chat about the Tournament of Books.

15 seconds of a song: Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys

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Mar 21 2017

51mins

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20: Ferrante Fever / "My Brilliant Friend"

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In which Drew and Christopher wonder what spumoni is (it's ice cream), talk about the books they bought, discuss Elena Ferrante and the first book in her Neapolitan saga, and they recommend books to each other, like usual.

15 seconds of a song: Mama by Lunchmoney Lewis

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Jul 28 2015

27mins

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115: Mona Awad (BUNNY) & Rebecca Godfrey's THE TORN SKIRT

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Mona Awad drops by the Damn Library to discuss her new novel Bunny with Christopher and Drew. They get into fairy tales, and making magic real, and the horror potential of the MFA workshop. Plus, Mona brings an old favorite of hers, Rebecca Godfrey's The Torn Skirt, which feels like a fever, and Mona talks about how some books feel like home. Plus other stuff! It's a good one, bunny!

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Jun 11 2019

42mins

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57: Tournament of Books 2017 Primer

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After a long hiatus, Drew and Christopher are back in the Damn Library, explaining what the Tournament of Books is, why they like it, and what seems like the favorite to win this year. 

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Jan 31 2017

26mins

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43: Stephanie Danler & "Bluets"

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Stephanie Danler, author of the highly recommended Sweetbitter, joins the guys in the Damn Library for a chat about anything and everything. Food, identity, sex - you name it, they talk about it. TWO cocktails are imbibed and Maggie Nelson's exceptional Bluets is unanimously praised.

15 seconds of a song: "The Clearest Blue" - CHVRCHES

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May 31 2016

43mins

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65: Bianca Bosker & "South and West"

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Bianca Bosker, author of Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste saunters into the Damn Library with gusto. She and the guys discuss books that make you want to get pregnant, Burgundy drinking songs, and getting her first hater. Plus, they delve into Joan Didion's South and West, and discuss its essential notebook-ness.

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May 09 2017

52mins

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72: Samantha Hunt & "Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country"

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When Samantha Hunt drops by the Damn Library, the guys try to put a shadow in her drink but just end up with something more blood colored. They discuss her story collection, The Dark Dark, the Normas in one's life, and ticks, as well as transcending genre. The story collection she suggested, Chavisa Woods' Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country, also transcends genre, and the trio can't stop deciding on favorite stories. 

15 seconds of a song: Say Hi - Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

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Aug 15 2017

43mins

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109: Halle Butler (THE NEW ME) & Samuel Beckett's MOLLOY

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Halle Butler joins Christopher and Drew in the Damn Library to discuss her new novel, The New Me, and how she thought of domestic thrillers while she wrote it, and tried to create comedy out of millennial burnout and not having the clearest picture of yourself. Plus, she brings in Samuel Beckett's Molloy, and there's a robust discussion of voice and sucking stones, amongst other subjects. Also, what's that song she's talking about?

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Mar 19 2019

50mins

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56: A Snowisode Holiday Spectacular!

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Snowed in, the guys decide to record an episode, because why not?

They discuss L. Frank Baum, and then an unexpected visitor shows up in the form of Uli Beutter Cohen, founder of Subway Book Review and co-creator of the new literary newsletter Eye Level. Drinks are drunk, halls are decked, christmas trees are discussed at length.

Happy Holidays from So Many Damn Books!

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Dec 19 2016

48mins

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53: Jade Chang & "Neon Green"

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Christopher and Drew are joined by Jade Chang to chat about a road trip, writing what is most challenging, and aliens. Jade likes how cozy it is in the library and the guys love how cozy "The Wangs vs. The World" is as a novel. Then the aliens, because Margaret Wappler's Neon Green is about aliens, sort of. 

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Nov 14 2016

48mins

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68: Alissa Nutting & "Him, Me, Muhammad Ali"

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Alissa Nutting, author of Made for Love (and also Tampa) joins the guys in the Damn Library to talk surveillance state and let the guys bring up the dolphin sex, and the importance of first sentences. They also talk about Randa Jarrar's Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, a collection of short stories that includes both crows and reading your Mom's diary, amongst other subjects. Crassness is celebrated, and everyone has a dolphin delightful time.

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Jun 20 2017

48mins

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64: Melissa Febos & "Animals Strike Curious Poses"

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When Melissa Febos stops by the Damn Library to talk about her new book "Abandon Me," Christopher goes "Beyond Booze" for the drink, and Drew is also there, because of course he is! They talk pop psychology, gift giving, and everyone having different versions of a memory, amongst other topics. Then they move on to Elena Passarello's "Animals Strike Curious Poses" and marvel at her modern bestiary. 

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Apr 25 2017

47mins

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108: Unreliable Narrators

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After reading Ian Parker's "A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions" piece from the New Yorker, Christopher and Drew get into unreliable narrators and what they hold (or are purported to hold). Drew talks about his love of midlist thrillers, and Christopher supposes that every narrator is an unreliable narrator. There's a fair amount of love for Robin Sloan and his love of silly URLs, too. Plus, ya know. More.

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Mar 05 2019

30mins

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The 2019 Tournament of Books -- Minisode #1

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It's tournament of books time again, so here's a recap of what went down this week, along with the expected wild speculation.

A caw-caw to all of you.

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Mar 10 2019

11mins

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84: Rachel Lyon (SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY) & Eileen Myles' AFTERGLOW

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Rachel Lyon sits down in the Damn Library as the first guest of 2018. She presents her incredible new novel Self-Portait with Boy, and the guys ask questions about it, like about camera research, and changing DUMBO, and other New York-type things. Then they all discuss Eileen Myles' Afterglow and discuss how much of this "dog memoir" worked, and how much was just Eileen Myles-ing around.

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Feb 20 2018

58mins

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117: Backlist: Larry McMurtry (LONESOME DOVE)

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Christopher and Drew get into one of Christopher's dear favorite novels, Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, and why Drew just couldn't finish. They also touch on what type of books you want to read in front of an air conditioner, the satisfying design of the NYRB and Spurl Editions, and Drew explains his method for getting rid of 100 books from his shelves.

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Jul 30 2019

44mins

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126: Kate Racculia (TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHOSTS) & Ling Ma's "Severance"

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Kate Racculia stops into the Damn Library and she brings lots of laughter. We all talk about how her new novel is her Indiana Jones novel, and how it's a Westing Game novel too, and maybe a couple other novels. The details of Boston and creating her own Holmes character are also up for discussion. Plus, all three talk about details of Ling Ma's Severance with reverence. And more!

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Dec 03 2019

51mins

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125: Helen Phillips (THE NEED) & Samanta Schweblin's FEVER DREAM

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Helen Phillips jumps right into the surreal and strange place that is the Damn Library. She's well used to it, since she's the person who wrote The Need, which we all talk about, and its depiction of motherhood, and the weird, and many other vague details that we dance around since we really don't want to spoil anything. We also talk about Samanta Schweblin's Fever Dream, which has no baseline of normalcy, and maybe the original title in Spanish makes more sense for it. Get into it.

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Nov 19 2019

54mins

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124: Reading Snapshot

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Christopher and Drew hang out and talk books. You know, like they usually do. They invite you to their 5th Birthday Party for the podcast (!!!) which is at King Tai Bar, in Brooklyn, on November 13th, at 7pm, and you're invited. They also talk some Harry Potter, some Stephen King, a honeymoon vacation reading disaster, and dreams in books. Plus, other things. Thanks for listening! Here's to 5 more!

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Nov 05 2019

32mins

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123: Jami Attenberg (ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS) & Sarah Broom's THE YELLOW HOUSE

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Jami Attenberg is in the midst of starting of her book tour when she drops into The Damn Library to discuss her new novel, All This Could Be Yours. We talk about New Orleans, and time, and being a writer online, and how it feels to be on her seventh book, and running a writing prompt in the summer, amongst other things. She brings us Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House and we talk about New Orleans in Broom's context and the project of recent history. It's all happening!

Plus an invitation at the end for NYC-local listeners. Stay tuned!

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Oct 22 2019

55mins

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122: Lisa Brennan-Jobs (SMALL FRY) & Marilynne Robinson's HOUSEKEEPING

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs drops into the Damn Library to discuss Small Fry, her coming-of-age memoir about growing up the daughter of Christian Brennan and Steve Jobs. We get into the slipperiness of memory, the selfishness of memoir, and the loneliness of childhood, as well as whether her book is actually "California Gothic." She brings us Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and of course the unconventional childhoods described within makes us connect it back to her book. Plus, so much more.

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Oct 08 2019

55mins

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121: Courtney Maum (COSTALEGRE) & Aaron Schulman's THE AGE OF DISENCHANTMENTS

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Courtney Maum drops into the Damn Library to imbibe a tequila and mezcal cocktail and talk about her new novel Costalegre. She gets into her past as a tequila promoter, we talk about how Peggy and Pegeen Guggenheim ended up fictionalized in her novel, and we discuss the travails of the social media side to writing. We also dive into The Age of Disenchantments by Aaron Schulman, discovering the Paneros and the unexpected mirror they hold to modern life. 

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Sep 24 2019

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120: Back to School

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Christopher and Drew enjoy a fall-tinged cocktail and get wistful about going back to school. Christopher's mom's new library prompts a discussion of all types of books you read for school, from the chores to the books from the canon that meant something to the books we ought to call our anti-canon.

Chime in! Please tweet, instagram, email us, and tell us your own personal additions to the canon.

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Sep 10 2019

32mins

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119: Benjamin Dreyer (DREYER'S ENGLISH) & Shirley Jackson's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

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Random House Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer stops into the Damn Library to talk to Christopher and Drew about his new utterly correct style guide, Dreyer's English, as well as working as a copy chief, the reading life of someone dedicated to books as he is, and which editorial meetings leave him floating. Also, we discuss what his next book will be! Then we get into Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House and if anyone got scared while reading it, plus, what it's like to edit an author who isn't there to correct you. One for the books!

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Aug 27 2019

59mins

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118: Mira Jacob (GOOD TALK) & Toni Morrison's SULA

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The night before Toni Morrison passed away, Mira Jacob came by the Damn Library to discuss her new graphic memoir Good Talk and Morrison's Sula. Fueled by tequila and champagne, we get into how playing with paper dolls felt like freedom when compared to writing an essay, and how her son feels about being not-famous, and trying to heal her family through her work. Plus: why Mira reads Sula all the damn time and how Morrison sets your head on fire.

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Aug 13 2019

58mins

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117: Backlist: Larry McMurtry (LONESOME DOVE)

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Christopher and Drew get into one of Christopher's dear favorite novels, Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, and why Drew just couldn't finish. They also touch on what type of books you want to read in front of an air conditioner, the satisfying design of the NYRB and Spurl Editions, and Drew explains his method for getting rid of 100 books from his shelves.

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Jul 30 2019

44mins

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116: #OneBookNY (Patti Smith's JUST KIDS) & Top 6 of 2019 (So Far)

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Christopher and Drew are in the Damn Library just on their lonesome to talk the city's One Book, One New York choice, Patti Smith's Just Kids. They get right into how it describes a lost New York, and how you might be too old for it at one point, and just old enough for it at another. They also discuss their Top 6 books of the year so far!

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Jun 25 2019

35mins

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115: Mona Awad (BUNNY) & Rebecca Godfrey's THE TORN SKIRT

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Mona Awad drops by the Damn Library to discuss her new novel Bunny with Christopher and Drew. They get into fairy tales, and making magic real, and the horror potential of the MFA workshop. Plus, Mona brings an old favorite of hers, Rebecca Godfrey's The Torn Skirt, which feels like a fever, and Mona talks about how some books feel like home. Plus other stuff! It's a good one, bunny!

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Jun 11 2019

42mins

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114: Seth (CLYDE FANS) & Virginia Woolf's TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

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Alternative comics legend Seth drops into the Damn Library on his tour for his career-defining Clyde Fans. He and the guys get into the medium of comics itself, and the things it's good at expressing in the realm of human emotion, as well as why you don't really draft a comic page like you think. The joy of designing a book is touched upon, and channeling Charles Schulz. Plus, Seth brings Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse to discuss, and everyone gets into how it illuminates the small things to create something entirely itself.

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May 28 2019

59mins

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113: Erin Somers (STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST) & Dorothy Baker's CASSANDRA AT THE WEDDING

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Erin Somers stays up with the Damn Library to talk her new novel, Stay Up With Hugo Best. Everyone gets into phantasmagoric Late Night universe making, and then into how there's meaning in melancholy, and sometimes it's better to buckle down even when things aren't going right. And then they talk Dorothy Baker's Cassandra at the Wedding, and the melodrama, and the pianos, and the slapstick without slapstick comedy of it all. The best day of their lives!

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May 14 2019

45mins

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112: Myla Goldberg (FEAST YOUR EYES) & Jesse Ball's CENSUS

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Myla Goldberg drops by the Damn Library and immediately gives Christopher and Drew two new business ventures. And that's before they even start talking about her new book, Feast Your Eyes, and its museum catalog form, where she got the photographs, how geniuses shouldn't be assholes, and the photographer as subject for fiction. Plus, she brought Jesse Ball's novel Census, and it leads to a discussion of what it's like to go door to door, along with lots else besides. Get into it.

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May 03 2019

51mins

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111: Lauren Wilkinson (AMERICAN SPY) & Nella Larsen's PASSING

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Lauren Wilkinson shows up in the Damn Library to talk about her novel American Spy, and everyone gets into the ways in which this is like a spy novel, and it isn't, and the portrayal of real life people, and how to grapple with your fears by putting them in a book. Plus, we get into the melodramatic, surprisingly-still-timely Passing, Nella Larsen's novel about being undercover in a different way, first published in 1929. We get into its ambiguous ending (it came out in 1929, so spoilers, deal with it), and speculate. Intrigue!

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Apr 16 2019

54mins

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110: Leanne Shapton (GUESTBOOK: GHOST STORIES) & Miriam Toews' WOMEN TALKING

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Leanne Shapton drops by the Damn Library for a spook-filled episode to discuss her new collection, Guestbook: Ghost Stories. Christmas wrapping paper, first stage appearances, tennis, and being haunted all get some airtime along with lots of other segues and divergences (including the first recorded dip into the Damn Library), plus everyone gets rapturous about Miriam Toews' weighty and excellent new novel, Women Talking.

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Apr 02 2019

58mins

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The 2019 Tournament of Books -- Minisode #4

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The tournament! It's over! And now we go over just what happened, and how it feels, and what books we hope are maybe in the tournament next year, as well as talk about that looming Mega Rooster...

Ca-caw!

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Mar 31 2019

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The 2019 Tournament of Books -- Minisode #3

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Another week of the Tournament of Books, another grouping of recaps, plus predictions about the week ahead!

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Mar 25 2019

10mins

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109: Halle Butler (THE NEW ME) & Samuel Beckett's MOLLOY

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Halle Butler joins Christopher and Drew in the Damn Library to discuss her new novel, The New Me, and how she thought of domestic thrillers while she wrote it, and tried to create comedy out of millennial burnout and not having the clearest picture of yourself. Plus, she brings in Samuel Beckett's Molloy, and there's a robust discussion of voice and sucking stones, amongst other subjects. Also, what's that song she's talking about?

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Mar 19 2019

50mins

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