Thursday

The Tournament of Books on The Colin McEnroe Show

Today on WNPR I was on the Colin McEnroe Show for an hour along with Kevin Guilfoile (one of the masterminds behind the Tournament of Books) and two other local writers, Julia Pistell and Rand Richards Cooper. (Both of whom are smarter, better looking and more successful than I).

Over the course of the hour, we reveal that none of us was that into Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, we all loved The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra, and I realize that everyone thought A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara was much more depressing than I did. (I suffer from depression, so maybe that played a role? We all responded the same to the trauma sections but the sections of depression I just found to be a well described Tuesday rather than something else that weighed on them and exhausted their empathy? I don't know)

I also gave a shout out to The Sympathizer (which won today's round) as a great book and said that if people read only one book in the Tournament, they should read The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

http://wnpr.org/post/bracketology-bookworms

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