We Heart Television (and Also Books)

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This week, Kim and Alice chat about the Victorian computer, an obsessive tennis coach, and how long we should hold onto those Beanie Babies.

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Disarmed: Unconventional Lessons from the World’s Only One-Armed Special Forces Sharpshooter by Izzy Ezagui

Bas Bleu

touchbase from episode 2

Political Tribes by Amy Chua

Broad Band by Claire L. Evans

The Victorian Computer

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

New Releases

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell (4/10, Little Brown)

Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous With American History by Yunte Huang (April 3 from Liveright) 

You All Grow Up and Leave Me : A Memoir of Teenage Obsession by Piper Weiss (April 10, William Morrow)

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska (April 3 from HMH)

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

On a Theme: Television

Rise on NBC, based on Drama High by Michael Sokolove

The Looming Tower on Hulu, based on The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (2006)

Madam Secretary on CBS, The Secretary by Kim Ghattas

Deception on ABC, Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone

The Crown on Netflix, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

The Frankenstein Chronicles on Netflix, Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron, and Other Tangled Lives by Daisy Hay (2011)

Death, Dissection, and the Destitute by Ruth Richardson (University of Chicago Press, 2001)

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey FitzHarris (Oct 2017)

Books We Want TV Adaptations Of

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bissonnette

The Scarlet Sisters by Myra McPherson

Becoming Ms BurtonFrom Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women  by Susan Burton

Where the Water Goes by David Owen