This week Alice and Kim talk about some excellent new memoirs and dive deep into books about monsters.
This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Blind Date with a Book, Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound by James Rhodes and illustrated by Martin O’Neill, and Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin, in hardcover from Black Dog and Leventhal.
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Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without by Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey, Charles Osborne (1967)
Nonfiction in the News
Sports Illustrated: “She Won Athletes’ Hearts. And Robbed Them Blind”
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones
Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon
Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir by Jeannie Vanasco
Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
Here Be Monsters
Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson
The Science of Monsters: The Truth About Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures by Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence
Me by Elton John
The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television by Koren Shadmi