Sarah McColl is an absolutely beautiful writer whose word choices and sentences I call attention to in our conversation. Her memoir, JOY ENOUGH, was published two days ago (Jan 15, 2018) and is one of the most elegant memoirs I've read, similar to A YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion. This ode to her mother and examination of their relationship also incorporates Sarah's troubled marriage, her food career and so much else. Listen to us chat, two similar women, recognizing parts of ourselves in each other.
Debut author, Kathy Wang, talks about the amazing success of her first novel which sold in a highly notable book deal! FAMILY TRUST, a novel about an Asian-American family going through the illness of their family patriarch, includes themes ranging from fidelity, professional failure, loyalty, parenting and more. Kathy's experience working in Silicon Valley informs her stark portrait of the tech industry in this beautiful debut work.
Listen to the dynamic duo, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, co-authors and best friends, as they discuss their secrets of collaboration. Their first project, THE WIFE BETWEEN US, has been optioned by Amblin Entertainment and their newly released book (January 8th, 2019!!), AN ANONYMOUS GIRL, was already sold as a TV show! Greer used to be Sarah's editor at Simon & Schuster and edited seven of her solo novels. This episode is like listening to two close friends and experts share best practices - and we get to listen!
Delia Owens, bestselling author of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, Reese's Book Club Pick of September 2018, talks about her life in the wild, the importance of female friendships, mastering Instagram and how it took 10 years to publish this amazing novel.
Gemma's Hartley's book, FED UP. Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward, tackles gender relations and roles by way of the housework! Gemma's article on this topic in Harper's Bazaar got 2 billion views! Listen as she discusses how to make marriages equitable.
This absolute page-turner, MR. NICE GUY, was written by two super nice people! Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer, an adorable husband and wife team, wrote this quick-paced, of-the-moment novel about a sex columnist and her subject. It's really about the magazine world, New York City, excess and publishing.
Listen to fabulous, open, honest author, Rebecca Soffer, open up about her parents' deaths, how she coped with loss, her website, ModernLoss.com, and tips she gives for what loved ones can do to help others with a loss. She co-authored, MODERN LOSS: A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT GRIEF. BEGINNERS WELCOME, with Gabrielle Birkner.
Natasha Solomons will delight with her British accent and lush re-telling of what HOUSE OF GOLD is about. This sweeping novel about a WWI-era European Jewish banking family and what happens when the war hits has already been optioned by the same TV production company that did "Downton Abbey." Listen to Natasha talk about parenting, writing, Europe and more!